The A-Team: Season 1, Episode 1

Mexican Slayride (23 Jan. 1983)

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Amy Allen is a reporter who is worried when her friend another reporter went to Mexico to do a story but appears to have disappeared. She tries to use everything she can to find even the ... See full summary »

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Amy Allen is a reporter who is worried when her friend another reporter went to Mexico to do a story but appears to have disappeared. She tries to use everything she can to find even the newspaper she works for to find him. But her boss who has written the guy off because he has been behaving very erratically but Amy knows that he's grieving over the loss of his wife. Her boss suspends her. Another reporter finds something at her friend's apartment which might help her find him but it's not much. She decides to go to Mexico but it's dangerous there. She decides to try and find the A Team a group of soldiers of fortune who are also fugitives from the Army. It seems like while they were in Vietnam, they robbed a bank but they claim that they were ordered to but the man who supposedly gave them the order died. So they ran and are still wanted by the man who ran the detention center where they escaped from. She finds them through a man they served with but was not with them when they ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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The Arango House (completed in 1973) on Mexico's Acapulco Bay was used in this pilot episode. It is a famous residence built by the Los Angeles architect John Lautner. See more »

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In a close-up shot, Face drops the leaflets from the left side of the crop duster, but in the next shot the leaflets are falling from the right side. See more »

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Zack: These guys knocked over the bank of Hanoi, four days after the Vietnam war ended. They wandered out of the DMZ with one hundred million yen and got busted by the army. Nobody knew anything about the mission. They claimed that they were under order of a Colonel, ah... Morrison. But Morrison took a round on one of the last shellings, his headquarters burned to the ground, so no record of the mission was ever found. There was a big stink. And then, right before the trial, they went over the wall ...
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Silly, but still very fun to watch.
1 January 2010 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

The A-Team isn't exactly the most deep show ever made, but it's pure fun. Sure it's a 80's show, and has corny lines, and a lot of action sequences, but for some reason that'm part of it's charm.

The idea behind the A-Team couldn't be simpler, they're a bunch of Vietnam veterans who has become soldiers of fortune. They do thing's their own way, and helps people not always for money, but because it's the right thing to do. I guess they have a sort of Robin Hood complex, as they always scam rich people to get what they need to help the less fortunate.

The A-team has a great time dynamic, and that's the heart of the series. We got George Peppard as John 'Hannibal' Smith, the leader and a master of disguise. Dirk Benedict as Templeton 'Faceman' Peck, the scammer of the gang. My favourite Dwight Schultz as 'Howling Mad' Murdock, the pilot who's a little mentally unstable. And the man who needs no introduction Mr. T as B.A. Baracus.

I'm looking forward to see more of the A-team and i tell you it's definitely worth watching. I give the pilot episode a 7/10.


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