The A-Team: Season 4, Episode 4

Lease with an Option to Die (22 Oct. 1985)

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The tenants of a Chicago apartment building are fed up with the harassments by a gang of goons who moved in and seem determined to drive them away, lead by the building superintendent ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Phillip Chadway
David Plout
Ismael 'East' Carlo ...
Alvarez (as Ismael Carlo)
Wiley Harker ...
Nicholas Perry
Hildegard Henderson
Gerry Black
Patrick Pankhurst
Anita Jesse ...


The tenants of a Chicago apartment building are fed up with the harassments by a gang of goons who moved in and seem determined to drive them away, lead by the building superintendent Alvarez. One of them has broken the arm of B.A.'s mom, and she calls her son, whom she believes to lead the outfit, and the giant still jumps for her, even insisting they fly. Murdock's new thing is a yo-yo, to play the retarded son of the new tenants committee president, Hannibal playing an old woman in a wheelchair. The team make it harder for the goons and finds out the respectable firm Harrington Management is behind them as it stands among properties they already bought for a development project. Now both parties hit hard... Written by KGF Vissers

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In this episode, the A-team visits Mrs. Baracus (B.A.'s mom) in Chicago. Mrs. Baracus (played by Della Reese) calls B.A. "Scooter", a nickname which wasn't known before. See more »


At the beginning of the episode, when Hannibal picks up the van's phone, we hear "Lou's Delivery". But his lips say something different. See more »


B.A. Baracus: They broke my mother's arm. Nobody puts their hand on my mother and lives to tell about it. We're going to Chicago right now, Hannibal!
Hannibal: B.A., now take it easy. We're behind you on this thing 100 percent.
Face: B.A., whatever you say. Remember, you're our leader.
B.A. Baracus: Look man, I know I exaggerate sometime, but you do it all the time!
Face: Well but ac-, actually, I always felt you had leadership potential.
B.A. Baracus: Hey man, we gotta find the fastest way possible to get to my mother.
Murdock: That's gonna mean flying, big guy.
B.A. Baracus: ...
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References The Untouchables (1959) See more »

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