The A-Team (1983–1987)
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The Beast from the Belly of a Boeing 

The A-Team is called in to help out an airline when one of their planes is hijacked by a terrorist group. Hannibal and Face masquerade as airline executives to bargain for the release of ... See full summary »

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Jackson
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Thomas
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Airline pilot Larry Hertzog (as Jim McKrell)
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Trigg
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Phillips
Milt Kogan ...
T.K. / Fake doctor
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Rourke
Mary Kate McGeehan ...
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Melvin F. Allen ...
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The A-Team is called in to help out an airline when one of their planes is hijacked by a terrorist group. Hannibal and Face masquerade as airline executives to bargain for the release of the passengers in a prisoner exchange. Meanwhile Murdock and B.A. sneak aboard the plane through the cargo hold in an effort to help neutralize the hijackers. Things get dicey though when the plane takes off unexpectedly and B.A. becomes catatonic, thanks to his fear of flying. To make matters worse, Murdock is accidentally blinded when a gun discharges in his face and it's up to Hannibal to land the jet even though he has no flying experience. Written by R. Bernard Ment

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3 May 1983 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Andrew Robinson's character demands money from the authorities in exchange for people's lives. Robinson played the serial killer Scorpio in Dirty Harry (1971) who also makes such demands. See more »

Goofs

The hijacked plane starts out as a Boeing 747. When they land to refuel and exchange passengers, it becomes a Lockheed TriStar. It changes back to a 747 in subsequent shots. See more »

Quotes

Jackson: [Pulls a fake moustache off of Hannibal's face] It seems you've lost some weight, Mr. Beller.
Face: He's been sick.
Hannibal: Yeah, a virus. Haven't been able to eat for weeks. Runny nose, infected ears. Moustache falls off.
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Connections

Featured in The A-Team: Curtain Call (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

You Are My Sunshine
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Written by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell
Sung by George Peppard and Dirk Benedict
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