If you grew up in the 80’s, we didn’t have 5 CSI’s and 28 Law and Orders. We had shows like St. Elsewhere, LA Law, and The Equalizer. The last show mentioned, is the story of a former intelligence agent who turns Private Eye. Now, that show has been turned into a new film starring Denzel Washington. Check out the first trailer below.
In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters. As he serves vengeance against those who brutalize the helpless, McCall’s desire for justice is reawakened. If someone has a problem, the odds are stacked against them, and they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.
Here’s opening to the original series which ran from 1985-89. The old white guy running is the guy who will be played by Denzel.