The A-Team (1983–1987)

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Four Vietnam vets, framed for a crime they didn't commit, help the innocent while on the run from the military.

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »



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Complete series cast summary:
 John 'Hannibal' Smith (97 episodes, 1983-1987)
 'Howling Mad' Murdock / ... (97 episodes, 1983-1987)
 B.A. Baracus (97 episodes, 1983-1987)
 Templeton 'Faceman' Peck (96 episodes, 1983-1987)


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 Marg Baskin <>

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Heroes for hire.


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Tim Dunigan portrayed Face in the pilot The A-Team: Mexican Slayride (1983). The role was soon recast with Dirk Benedict playing the part, because Dunigan was deemed "too young and too tall." According to Dunigan, the team was supposed to be made up of Vietnam veterans, and the Vietnam War ended during his sophomore year of high school. 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 »


diner owner: Would you like some coffee?
Face: Yes that'd be very nice.
diner owner: How would you like it?
B.A. Baracus: In a cup, fool!
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I have one thing to say to the critics: SHUT UP FOOL!!
13 October 2004 | by (Aalborg University) – See all my reviews

This is something very cool, and the funny part is, if you didn't see it as a child or when it was a prime time series YOU don't like it!! A-team is not even a un political series, nope nothing controversial here, the A-team never kills a bad guy, they don't even wound them!! but the way B.A. Throws a bad guy over a car or when Hannibal says "I love it when a plan comes together" you don't even notice that this is in fact a family show. When I was a but a wee lad, this was the show I loved and heres the loser part, I STILL DO!! there has been many legendary shows of this period, Magnum P.I., Airwolf and Knight Rider, but A-team is in an entirely other league!! God bless George Peppard and his Legendary A-Team ill follow you in to combat anytime.... And i still do!!!

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