An American company involved in the building of a huge dam to produce electricity in the Southern American republic of San Marcos pays the A-team to act as new sheriffs in Rivertown, where the construction site is but several workers and even the previous sheriffs disappeared mysteriously. Once arrived there they swear each-other in (thus freezing BA's wrath for another drugging and flight) and find the obvious subject Boyle, a poker player, who is also the suspect of missing engineer Craig Monroe's sister. Written by
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"Rivertown" in this episode was the Western town set at Paramount Ranch, a National Park in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area just outside of Agoura Hills, California. At the time this episode was filmed, the Park Service was rebuilding the Western town and the construction was not yet complete. If you look closely, you can see that see that the buildings are unfinished and the future hotel set still in early construction. The A-Team would use the Paramount Ranch town again in "Mission of Peace", constructing a temporary mission façade over what was at that time a saloon. For a third episode, "The Say U.N.C.L.E. Affair", the Paramount Ranch town was the Western backlot of a movie studio, where some A-Team action spices up a studio tour. The A-Team shot portions of five episodes at Paramount Ranch. See more
B.A. plants a homing device inside Boyle's lighter. This would be very ineffective since the metal case of the lighter would block the device's signal. See more
[the A-Team sits at picnic table. Hannibal gives the others hamburgers and chips, and explains their mission
We're on our way to San Marcos. We are the new sheriffs of Rivertown.
Wow! Sheriffs! I always wanted to get into law enforcement. I saw every TV Western and never missed a rerun of 'the Rifleman'.
I hope not, Murdock, because it's a tough place.
Hey Hannibal, what ever happened to the other sheriffs they sent to Rivertown?
Disappeared, without a trace, as they say.
References The Rifleman