The A-Team: Season 5, Episode 1

Dishpan Man (26 Sep. 1986)

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After having a little accident on the set of his latest monster movie, Hannibal has to spend the night in a hospital. From there he is kidnapped and brought before the mysterious retired ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sandy McPeak ...
Ben Al Fradeen (as David A. Hess)
Fernando Escandon
Judith Ledford ...
Stanley Brock ...
Mr. Rubinick
(as Marc Tubert)
Héctor Mercado ...
(as Hector Jaime Mercado)
John Durbin ...
Ramon Soulay


After having a little accident on the set of his latest monster movie, Hannibal has to spend the night in a hospital. From there he is kidnapped and brought before the mysterious retired general Hunt Stockwell, who proposes a mission to free the passengers of a high jacked plane. One passenger in particular interests them both: Captain Curtis, the one man who could prove the A-Team's innocence in the '72 Hanoi bank job. Hannibal decides to take along the young special effects man who was responsible for landing him in the hospital, 'Dishpan' Frankie Santana. As the five of them leave for Spain, Stockwell designated them the call-numbers 'Empress' 7 to 12. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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