IMDb > "The A-Team" (1983)
"The A-Team"
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany creditsepisode listepisodes castepisode ratings... by rating... by votes
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsmessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summaryplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

"The A-Team" (1983) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1983-1987

Photos (See all 37 | slideshow) Videos (see all 197)
The A-Team -- Film students interview Joe Carnahan, director and co-writer of the 20th Century Fox film "The A-Team."
The A-Team: Season 5: Episode 13 -- The A-Team uncovers a plot to assassinate an attorney general.
The A-Team: Season 5: Episode 12 -- A girl runs away with her father's top-secret documents.
The A-Team: Season 5: Episode 11 -- Murdock goes under cover to investigate an assassination plot.
The A-Team: Season 5: Episode 10 -- Murdock is made a god on an island where the natives mine diamonds.

Overview

User Rating:
7.6/10   19,842 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 5% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Contact:
View company contact information for The A-Team on IMDbPro.
Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
23 January 1983 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Heroes for hire.
Plot:
Four Vietnam vets, framed for a crime they didn't commit, help the innocent while on the run from the military. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Great fun – then and now! See more (96 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 172)

George Peppard ... John 'Hannibal' Smith (97 episodes, 1983-1987)

Dwight Schultz ... 'Howling Mad' Murdock / ... (97 episodes, 1983-1987)

Mr. T ... B.A. Baracus (97 episodes, 1983-1987)

Dirk Benedict ... Templeton 'Faceman' Peck (96 episodes, 1983-1987)
John Ashley ... Narrator / ... (84 episodes, 1983-1986)
(more)
Create a character page for: ?

Series Directed by
Michael O'Herlihy (20 episodes, 1984-1986)
Dennis Donnelly (12 episodes, 1983-1985)
Craig R. Baxley (9 episodes, 1984-1986)
David Hemmings (9 episodes, 1984-1986)
Tony Mordente (8 episodes, 1984-1986)
Arnold Laven (6 episodes, 1983-1985)
Christian I. Nyby II (5 episodes, 1983)
Ron Satlof (5 episodes, 1983)
Sidney Hayers (4 episodes, 1985-1986)
Gilbert M. Shilton (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Bruce Kessler (2 episodes, 1983)
Guy Magar (2 episodes, 1983)
Bernard McEveety (2 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Writing credits
Stephen J. Cannell (97 episodes, 1983-1987)
Frank Lupo (97 episodes, 1983-1987)
Stephen Katz (10 episodes, 1984-1985)
Bill Nuss (9 episodes, 1985-1987)
Richard Christian Matheson (8 episodes, 1983-1986)
Thomas E. Szollosi (8 episodes, 1983-1986)
Mark Jones (8 episodes, 1984-1985)
Babs Greyhosky (6 episodes, 1983-1984)
Patrick Hasburgh (5 episodes, 1983)
Burt Pearl (5 episodes, 1985-1986)
Steven L. Sears (5 episodes, 1985-1986)
Danny Lee Cole (3 episodes, 1984-1986)
Paul Bernbaum (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
Tom Blomquist (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
Jeff Ray (2 episodes, 1983-1984)

Series Produced by
John Ashley .... producer / co-executive producer (97 episodes, 1983-1987)
Stephen J. Cannell .... executive producer (97 episodes, 1983-1987)
Jo Swerling Jr. .... supervising producer (97 episodes, 1983-1987)
Frank Lupo .... co-executive producer / executive producer (96 episodes, 1983-1987)
Gary Winter .... associate producer (49 episodes, 1983-1984)
Alan Cassidy .... associate producer (38 episodes, 1984-1987)
Rob Bowman .... associate producer (34 episodes, 1985-1987)
Steve Beers .... associate producer (27 episodes, 1984-1986)
Patrick Hasburgh .... producer (13 episodes, 1983)
Tom Blomquist .... producer (13 episodes, 1986-1987)
 
Series Original Music by
Pete Carpenter (97 episodes, 1983-1987)
Mike Post (97 episodes, 1983-1987)

Garry Schyman (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Bradley B. Six (61 episodes, 1983-1985)
Frank E. Johnson (35 episodes, 1985-1987)
 
Series Film Editing by
Albert J.J. Zúñiga (31 episodes, 1983-1986)
Chris G. Willingham (29 episodes, 1983-1986)
Ron Spang (20 episodes, 1984-1987)
Howard Terrill (18 episodes, 1983-1985)
David Latham (8 episodes, 1985-1986)
Michael T. Elias (4 episodes, 1983)
David Ramirez (4 episodes, 1986)
George R. Rohrs (3 episodes, 1983)
Buford F. Hayes (3 episodes, 1984)
Gloryette Clark (2 episodes, 1983-1985)
John Elias (2 episodes, 1983)
Larry Lester (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
John J. Dumas (2 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Casting by
Victoria Burrows (36 episodes, 1985-1987)
Peg Halligan (14 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Art Direction by
Carlos Berben (50 episodes, 1984-1987)
Sherman Loudermilk (20 episodes, 1983)
Charles L. Hughes (13 episodes, 1983-1984)
William Cruse (5 episodes, 1984)
Al Rohm (5 episodes, 1985)
Vincent M. Cresciman (4 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Robin Royce (36 episodes, 1985-1987)
Sam Gross (29 episodes, 1983-1984)
Richard Friedman (10 episodes, 1983)
Raymond Paul (10 episodes, 1985)
Charles Korian (7 episodes, 1984)
Robert L. Zilliox (3 episodes, 1983)
Robert C. Furginson (2 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Costume Design by
Kent Warner (5 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Makeup Department
Elaina Cizek .... hair stylist (87 episodes, 1983-1986)
Ve Neill .... makeup artist (61 episodes, 1983-1986)
Scott H. Eddo .... makeup artist (21 episodes, 1983)
Janna Phillips .... makeup artist (9 episodes, 1986-1987)
Elizabeth Rabe .... hair stylist (8 episodes, 1986-1987)
Paul Sanchez .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1986)

Michael R. Jones .... special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes)
Elaina P. Schulman .... hair stylist / key hair stylist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Stephen Sassen .... unit production manager (64 episodes, 1983-1986)
Matthew N. Herman .... executive in charge of production (55 episodes, 1984-1987)
Gary Winter .... executive in charge of post-production (48 episodes, 1985-1987)
John Peter Kousakis .... unit production manager (20 episodes, 1986-1987)
Michael J. Maschio .... production manager / executive production manager (13 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Craig R. Baxley .... second unit director (97 episodes, 1983-1987)
Craig West .... second assistant director / first assistant director (36 episodes, 1983-1986)
Garry A. Brown .... second assistant director (34 episodes, 1984-1987)
Jon Paré .... first assistant director (28 episodes, 1984-1987)
Andy House .... second assistant director / first assistant director (27 episodes, 1983-1984)
John Peter Kousakis .... first assistant director (19 episodes, 1984-1986)
David Newman .... second assistant director (19 episodes, 1984-1986)
Robin Chamberlain .... first assistant director (16 episodes, 1983-1984)
Christian Drew Sidaris .... second director (13 episodes, 1983)
Stephen Sassen .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 1983)
Glen Sanford .... second assistant director: second unit (3 episodes, 1983)
Jerram A. Swartz .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1983)
Patrick A. Duffy .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1984)

Chip Chalmers .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Terry Ballard .... property master (21 episodes, 1984-1985)
William A. Petrotta .... property master (19 episodes, 1985-1986)
Nino Candido .... property master (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Ernie Sawyers .... property master (17 episodes, 1983)
Robert Bleckman .... property master (17 episodes, 1986-1987)
Alan Sims .... property master (4 episodes, 1985)
Kelly Osborn .... painter (2 episodes, 1986)

Matt Furginson .... property assistant (unknown episodes)
Kenneth Milfred .... lead man (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Robert L. Harman .... sound re-recording mixer (79 episodes, 1983-1987)
Jim Cook .... sound re-recording mixer (77 episodes, 1983-1987)
Dick Wahrman .... sound effects coordinator / sound effects supervisor (72 episodes, 1984-1987)
'Fast' Eddie Mahler .... sound mixer (69 episodes, 1983-1987)
Dean Okrand .... sound re-recording mixer (47 episodes, 1984-1986)
John Norman .... sound re-recording mixer (20 episodes, 1983-1984)
Bill Marky .... sound mixer (20 episodes, 1984-1985)
Nick Alphin .... sound re-recording mixer (12 episodes, 1986-1987)
Darryl Linkow .... sound mixer (5 episodes, 1984)
Alan Bernard .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 1986)
Hoppy Mehterian .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1985)

Mark Server .... adr mixer (unknown episodes, 1983-1984)
Greg Curda .... foley mixer (unknown episodes)
William Jacobs .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Lee Strosnider .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Richard Taylor .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Al Di Sarro .... special effects (96 episodes, 1983-1987)
Scott Forbes .... special effects technician (10 episodes, 1984)
Bruno Van Zeebroeck .... on-set coordinator (8 episodes, 1983-1987)

Frank Ceglia .... special effects foreman / special effects technician (unknown episodes)
Robert Cole .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Ken Speed .... special effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Craig R. Baxley .... stunt coordinator (97 episodes, 1983-1987)
Norman Howell .... stunts / stunt performer / ... (92 episodes, 1983-1987)
Tony Brubaker .... stunts / stunt performer / ... (91 episodes, 1983-1987)
Bob Orrison .... stunts / stunt performer / ... (72 episodes, 1983-1986)
Steven Chambers .... stunts / stunt performer / ... (70 episodes, 1983-1987)
Henry Kingi .... stunt driver / stunts / ... (47 episodes, 1983-1986)
Steve Boyum .... stunts / stunt performer (44 episodes, 1983-1986)
John Borland .... stunts / stunt performer (34 episodes, 1985-1987)
Kenneth John Borland Jr. .... stunts (31 episodes, 1985-1986)
Charles A. Tamburro .... stunt helicopter pilot (29 episodes, 1983-1986)
Andy Epper .... stunts / stunt performer (14 episodes, 1983-1986)
Tommy J. Huff .... stunt driver (14 episodes, 1983-1986)
Diana Valentine .... stunts / stunt performer / ... (11 episodes, 1983-1985)
Steve Vandeman .... stunts / stunt performer (10 episodes, 1983-1986)
John Cade .... stunts / stunt performer (8 episodes, 1983-1985)
Al Leong .... stunts (8 episodes, 1984-1986)
Carey Loftin .... stunt driver (5 episodes, 1983-1985)
Walter Robles .... stunts (5 episodes, 1983)
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (5 episodes, 1984-1986)
Eddy Donno .... stunts (4 episodes, 1983)
Bobby Porter .... stunts (4 episodes, 1984)
Gary Hymes .... stunt performer (3 episodes, 1984-1986)
Monty Jordan .... stunt driver / stunts / ... (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt driver (2 episodes, 1983-1986)
John Wesley .... stunts (2 episodes, 1983-1986)
Jack Verbois .... stunt performer / stunts (2 episodes, 1983-1985)
Will Harper .... stunts (2 episodes, 1983)
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (2 episodes, 1983)
Thomas Robinson Harper .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 1984)

Bobby Bass .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jophery C. Brown .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Nick Dimitri .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Dick Durock .... stunts (unknown episodes)
George Fisher .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Allan Graf .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Leslie Hoffman .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jeff Imada .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Steven Ito .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Lane Leavitt .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Ron Oliney .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Dick Warlock .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Verlin Mathews .... key grip (97 episodes, 1983-1987)
Bob Bergdahl .... camera operator (61 episodes, 1983-1985)
David Marsik .... gaffer (57 episodes, 1983-1985)
Michael Santoro .... grip foreman (46 episodes, 1985-1987)
Don Marshall .... gaffer (36 episodes, 1985-1987)
Henry M. Lebo .... camera operator (22 episodes, 1985-1986)
William Norton .... camera operator (13 episodes, 1986-1987)
Gary Baum .... assistant camera (10 episodes, 1985-1986)
Nick Brown .... gaffer (4 episodes, 1984)
Rebecca Redshaw .... video tape supervisor (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
Kevin Edwards .... grip (4 episodes, 1986)

John Earl Burnett .... first assistant camera: second unit, additional photography (unknown episodes, 1984-1987)
Gregory Beard .... key grip: second unit (unknown episodes)
Arthur R. Botham .... director of photography: second unit (unknown episodes)
William E. Hines .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Michael J. Jacobs .... special still photographer (unknown episodes)
Robert Schoenhut .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Nigel Seal .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Gerald B. Wolfe .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Peg Halligan .... casting associate (40 episodes, 1983-1985)
Simon Ayer .... casting executive (13 episodes, 1986-1987)

Dottie O'Brien .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
John O'Brien .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sheila Mason .... costume supervisor / costume department supervisor / ... (88 episodes, 1983-1987)
Joy Tierney .... wardrobe: women (57 episodes, 1984-1987)
Richard Butz .... wardrobe: men (25 episodes, 1984-1985)
Darryl Levine .... wardrobe: men (23 episodes, 1983-1984)
Kent Warner .... costume supervisor (23 episodes, 1983-1984)
Jan Kemp .... wardrobe: men (20 episodes, 1985-1986)
Jered Green .... wardrobe: men (16 episodes, 1986-1987)
Daniel J. Lester .... costume supervisor (12 episodes, 1983)
Dianne Cohoon .... wardrobe: women (3 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Music Department
John Caper Jr. .... music supervisor / music coordinator (97 episodes, 1983-1987)
Steve Mccroskey .... music editor (47 episodes, 1983-1986)

Andy D'Addario .... music scoring mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Kenneth A. Owen .... mechanic (48 episodes, 1985-1987)
Jim Sharp .... transportation coordinator / transportation captain (47 episodes, 1983-1985)
Steve Imbler .... transportation coordinator (39 episodes, 1985-1987)
Joe Richardson .... driver (13 episodes, 1983)
Wayne Williams .... transportation captain (2 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Other crew
Grace Curcio .... assistant: Mr. Cannell / assistant to producers (97 episodes, 1983-1987)
Cosmo Genovese .... script supervisor (84 episodes, 1983-1987)
Joan Etchells .... budgeting and estimating / production accountant / ... (61 episodes, 1983-1985)
Gary DeGalla .... location manager (36 episodes, 1984-1987)
Bob Lewis .... production accountant (36 episodes, 1985-1987)
Coleen Cannon .... script supervisor: second unit (30 episodes, 1983-1984)
Lisa Cochran-Neilan .... production coordinator (29 episodes, 1984-1986)
Mark Jones .... story editor (24 episodes, 1984-1985)
Bill Nuss .... story editor (24 episodes, 1985-1987)
Richard Christian Matheson .... story editor (23 episodes, 1983-1984)
Thomas E. Szollosi .... story editor (23 episodes, 1983-1984)
Gina Neilson .... production coordinator (22 episodes, 1983-1984)
Priscilla Taussig .... production coordinator (19 episodes, 1985-1986)
Louis Farah .... set paramedic (18 episodes, 1983-1984)
Peter M. Robarts .... location manager (18 episodes, 1985-1986)
Ralph Alderman .... location manager (17 episodes, 1983-1984)
Rosemarie Abelson .... staff coordinator (13 episodes, 1983)
Larry K. Johnson .... script supervisor (13 episodes, 1983)
Jane Wilson .... production coordinator (13 episodes, 1983)
Valerie Mickaelian Kucera .... production coordinator (13 episodes, 1986-1987)
Ronald M. Quigley .... location manager (7 episodes, 1983-1984)
James McCabe .... location manager (7 episodes, 1983)
Steve Stafford .... aerial coordinator (6 episodes, 1983-1984)
Kokayi Ampah .... location manager (6 episodes, 1984-1985)
Sidney Ellis .... story editor (5 episodes, 1986)
Don Garrison .... location manager (3 episodes, 1984)
Nigel Mercer .... intern (2 episodes, 1983)
Peter M. Tobyansen .... location manager (2 episodes, 1986)

Art Scholl .... pilot (unknown episodes, 1982-1984)
Lou Flirpa .... dialogue coach (unknown episodes)
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
60 min (including commercials) | Argentina:60 min | Israel:45 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG (some episodes) | Australia:M (some episodes) | Netherlands:6 (DVD rating) | Singapore:PG | USA:TV-PG

Did You Know?

Trivia:
"Howling Mad" Murdock's real first name is never revealed throughout the series. Dwight Schultz claims that Howling Mad is Murdock's real first name and not just a nickname.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: 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 »
Quotes:
Hannibal:B.A., there's an old saying - "The best defense is a good offense."
B.A. Baracus:You got that wrong, man. A good offense is the best defense.
Hannibal:Okay, have it your way.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Best Hotel on Skid Row (1990) (TV)See more »

FAQ

Why Was Dirk Benedict Not In the Pilot Episode?
Were any of the characters based on real life?
See more »
25 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Great fun – then and now!, 2 August 2002
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

After the Vietnam war a ream of commandos are framed for a crime they didn't commit. While on the run from the military police they act as hired hands to help put right wrongs where the police etc have proved powerless.

Many TV shows from the 80's are looked fondly upon by those of us who were in our childhood at the time, even if they were really pretty poor – e.g. Manimal, Street Hawk etc. However many deserve their place in our hearts and I think the A Team is one such show. The basic plot is always the same – the group get involved in a mission and it always ends in some sort of gunfight and the group construct a machine out of odds and sods they find in a shed!

It contains the same elements every week, whether it be Hannibal's disguises, Murdock's bickering or the usual trickery to get BA to get on a plane. However it's all delivered with a certain amount of tongue in cheek. Why – even the title music is tongue in cheek, witness `Face" (Benedict) pause when a Cylon from Battlestar Galactica walks past him! How many other shows put the in-jokes so far to the front (Benedict having starred in that show!). This gave it a bit more freedom to be silly as it wasn't even taking itself too seriously.

Add to this a bunch of great catchphrases, running themes and of course a great title theme and you've got a hit my friends. It's hard to imagine anyone else playing their roles. Peppard will always be Hannibal to me ,no matter how many times I see earlier films. Likewise with Benedict and Schultz. Mr T is famous in his own right but I'll always mistakenly call him BA – to me that's who he is! The basic 4 always had good interaction and worked very well together. The support cast throws up the odd name – LQ Jones, Tia Carrera, Divoff, Hulk hogan, David McCallum, Boy George – but really the supporting cast didn't matter when the leads were on form.

Overall this may have been silly but it was great fun. All these years later and I'm approaching my thirties and I still enjoy it when I find it on a rerun somewhere. Somethings are just fun no matter what!

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (96 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for "The A-Team" (1983)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Why Do You Think the Ratings Fell ? mistermycroft
Did Peppard Really Hate The Others barbossa9973
Fav baddie/villan boss ? BlutoonArab
The movie is much better than the show. adnaankapadia
Could have used a Fiona Glenanne type character cardsfanbj
Can anyone help me answer this question? liesje_aedm
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The A-Team The Dirty Dozen Captain America: The First Avenger Clear and Present Danger First Blood
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Episode guide Full cast and crew Company credits
External reviews News articles IMDb TV section
IMDb Action section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.

You may add a new episode for this TV series by clicking the 'add episode' button