At the end of their stint in Viet Nam, Col. John "Hannibal" Smith and his team were framed for robbing the Bank of Hanoi (which they had done, but under orders), and sent to a US military prison. They escaped and went on the run, pursued first by Col. Lynch and later by Col. Decker. While on the lam, they became heroes for hire, working as good-guy vigilantes around the US or the world. Hannibal was their leader and an expert at disguises. Face was the team's con artist and ladies man. BA (officially "Bad Attitude") was their mechanic, but also took care of mayhem and intimidation. The final member of the Team, "Howling Mad" Murdock, was an expert pilot, and a certified lunatic--they broke him out of a mental hospital whenever they needed him for a mission. Written by
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Heroes for hire.
Did You Know?
was originally cast as Face. But after the pilot episode, NBC executives felt that Dunigan looked too young to be believable as a Vietnam War veteran. He was replaced with Dirk Benedict
whom the show's creators had originally wanted for the role. See more
Throughout the series, the stunt doubles used to stand in for the actors are often very obviously not the actor in question. This is consistent with other action/adventure TV shows from the same era and ilk. See more
[Face, B.A., and Murdoch are squeezed into the back seat of a car
There isn't room for four of us?
What? What do you mean four, sucker?
There's three of us, you fool!
Better say three, Murdock, or he's going to bounce you down the hyphenated line.