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The A-Team 

Four Vietnam vets, framed for a crime they didn't commit, help the innocent while on the run from the military.
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Complete series cast summary:
George Peppard ...  John 'Hannibal' Smith 97 episodes, 1983-1987
Dwight Schultz ...  'Howling Mad' Murdock 97 episodes, 1983-1987
Mr. T ...  B.A. Baracus 97 episodes, 1983-1987
Dirk Benedict ...  Templeton 'Faceman' Peck 96 episodes, 1983-1987
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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. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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English

Release Date:

23 January 1983 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Trivia

According to Bring Back... The A-Team (2006), George Peppard resented the female actors that were added to the cast, Melinda Culea and Marla Heasley, and told them so. Peppard felt that a female character was unnecessary for the show. Ultimately, both actresses were fired. See more »

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Throughout the series, the stunt doubles used to stand in for the actors are often very obviously not the actor in question. This is consistent with other action/adventure TV shows from the same era and ilk. See more »

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B.A. Baracus: We're flying this time, aren't we?
Hannibal: Yes, we are.
B.A. Baracus: You're not going to drug me this time. I'm going to keep my eye on you.
Hannibal: In that case, do you want the last swallow of your milk?
[B.A. realizes he's been had, raises his fist and then collapses]
Hannibal: Guess not.
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Alternate Versions

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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Fun and entertaining series about a likeable team who became heroes for hire
31 March 2018 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Funny , entertainment , comedy and noisy action with the nostalgic team . Entertaining series created by Stephen J Cannell and Frank Lupo and John Ashley , with an appropriate cast and spectacular special effects plenty of shootouts and crashes with cars and trucks and bounds and leaps . This mythical series of¨A Team¨ , starts developing the meeting between Annibal Smith , and his pals . Four Vietnam vets, accused for a crime they didn't commit, help the innocent while on the run from the military. As as soldiers were ordered to steal the Bank of Hanoi. However, the man who ordered them was killed and no one else can verify their story. They would be attempted and found guilty but after that they escape from the facility where they were being held and went underground in Los Angeles. While on the lam, they became heroes for hire, working as good-guy vigilantes around the US or the world . Annibal (the early deceased George Peppard) and his team were wrongly framed for stealing and subsequently escaping .Hannibal Smith was their chief and an expert at disguises . Templeton Faceman (Dirk Benedict) was the team's con artist and lady's man . M.A. Baracus (Mr T) with extreme panic to flight , he was their mechanic , but also took care of mayhem and intimidation . The final member of the Team , "Howling Mad" Murdock Dwight Schulz), was an expert but nutty pilot, and a certified lunatic , but they broke him out of a mental hospital whenever they needed him for dangerous missions . They escaped and went on the run, pursued by Col. Decker (Lance LeGault) and Captain Crane (Carl Franklin)

This entertaining story is concentrated on known characters as well as thrill-packed action and special effects although there're numerous of that too . The movie has unstopped ,tension, comedy , emotion, suspense and sensational scenarios like is customary development of the franchise . Spectacular , exciting , fast-paced , thrilling this is the description of this nostalgic series : ¨A Team¨ , a splendid saga through a perfect pulse narrative that does not give a second of rest to the spectator who is trapped in a genuine visual spectacle . Humor , thrills , several agreeable characters and trademark effects abound and will please the series enthusiasts such as the neophyte . Along with a great number of guest stars as : William Lucking , Robert Vaughn , Eddie Velez , Morgan Woodward , Michael Lerner , Alex Rocco , Hulk Hogan , Beau Starr , dana Elcar , Ernie Hudson , and many others .



The agreeable acting convinces , especially the leader George Peppard , along with the sympathetic as well as womanizer Dirk Benedict , the nutty Dwight Schultz and the hunk Mr. T , while other players also make a nice work as Melinda Culea . The moving series amazing the spectator , in which the stirring and spectacular scenes create a perfect union that terminates with an ending that leaves you stuck in the armchair facing the formidable spectacle as a privileged witness . Thrilling soundtrack by Mike Post with the classic leitmotif , he composes an impressive musical accompaniment to the film . Suitable for family viewing , it's an entertaining adventure which young and old men will enjoy . Fans of the series will find very bemusing and fun . It is amusing to watch and aficionados are sure to love it , resulting to be one of the popular TV series of the eighties .

There is an amusing return to the classic series created and produced by Stephen J Cannell and by Ridley Scott , directed by Joe Carnahan with Liam Neeson ,Bradley Cooper , Quinto Rampage jackson , Sharlto Copley . It is an excellent homage to the entertaining episodes with a complex intrigue but following the canon and overemphasis on usual characterization and special effects . It deals with our team, at the end of their stint in Irak Col. John "Hannibal" Smith and after making a mission and returning to the base their commanding General -Gerald McRaney- is murdered in a blow up and the plates are robbed and they are condemned to an US and Germany military prison . And of course , special appearance in brief cameos from Dwight Schulz and Dirk Benedict , though doesn't appear Mr. T. It is the rebirth of the series, an enjoyable homage , the start of a new scenario . Fans of the series may find much to love , but others will be bewildered by excessive and breathtaking situations .


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