At the end of their stint in Vietnam, Col. John "Hannibal" Smith and his team were framed for robbing the Bank of Hanoi (which they had done, but under orders), and sent to a US military prison. They escaped and went on the run, pursued first by Col. Lynch and later by Col. Decker. While on the lam, they became heroes for hire, working as good-guy vigilantes around the US or the world. Hannibal was their leader and an expert at disguises. Face was the team's con artist and ladies man. BA (officially "Bad Attitude") was their mechanic, but also took care of mayhem and intimidation. The final member of the Team, "Howling Mad" Murdock, was an expert pilot, and a certified lunatic--they broke him out of a mental hospital whenever they needed him for a mission.
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Heroes for hire.
Did You Know?
portrayed Face in the pilot The A-Team: Mexican Slayride
(1983). The role was soon recast with Dirk Benedict
playing the part, because Dunigan was deemed "too young and too tall." According to Dunigan, the team was supposed to be made up of Vietnam veterans, and the Vietnam War ended during his sophomore year of high school. See more
Throughout the series, several actors play several different characters, with minimal attempt at disguising this. See more
I'm gonna kill that crazy Murdock!
In the French version the character names of Face, Murdoch and B.A. were changed to Futé, Looping and Barracuda respectively. Additionally the main title theme was replaced with a French song. See more
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