The A-Team: Season 3, Episode 2

The Bend in the River: Part 1 (25 Sep. 1984)

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The A-team goes to the Amazon Jungle in Peru, to rescue Tawnia's fiancé from a river pirate called "El Cajon" who scares everybody off for the shady Doyle.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Brian Lefcourt
Michael Preston ...
Doyle (as Mike Preston)
Danny Wells ...
Film Director
Rafael Campos
Kai Wulff ...
El Cajon / The Coffin
Little John
Eric Holland ...


Deep in Peru where a tributary of the Amazon bends, a pirate outfit lead by the treacherous El Cajon ('the Coffin') who hides a double gun in his wooden leg, is hired by the gangster Doyle to keep both Amazonian Indians (whom they scare) and all strangers (whom they rob and kidnap of kill) out. When they thus cause the disappearance of Dr. Brian Lefcourt, who practiced Archeology there but owns several newspapers and is engaged with reporter Tawnia Baker, she sends in the A-team, who find it poetical the masquerade as a coffin's escort after springing Murdock -who now claims to be directing 'the' movie- from the lunatic asylum in that very coffin. Written by KGF Vissers

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