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?
The iconic van was a modified 1983 GMC Vandura cargo van (although at times other van makes were used for stunts, mainly the Ford Econoline). The van wore various license plates during the series, among them 2E14859, 2L83000, and S967238. Sometimes the front and rear license plates differed during an episode. See more
Throughout the series due to budget constraints, several scenes and special effects shots are lifted from well known movies from the 70s and 80s and even from earlier A-Team episodes. See more
I ain't flying Hannibal!