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The A-Team (2010)

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A group of Iraq War veterans look to clear their name with the U.S. Military, who suspect the four men of committing a crime for which they were framed.

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Joe Carnahan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam Neeson ... Hannibal
Bradley Cooper ... Face
Jessica Biel ... Charissa Sosa
Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson ... B.A. Baracus
Sharlto Copley ... Murdock
Patrick Wilson ... Lynch
Gerald McRaney ... General Morrison
Henry Czerny ... Director McCready
Yul Vazquez ... General Javier Tuco (as Yul Vázquez)
Brian Bloom ... Pike
Maury Sterling ... Gammons
Terry Chen ... Ravech
Omari Hardwick ... Chopshop Jay
David Hugghins ... Oskar Shunt
Jacob Blair ... Agent Blair
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Storyline

Four American soldiers who are in Iraq are sent on a mission to recover plates for printing 100 dollar bills that were used to print a billion dollars. After doing the job and returning to the base their commanding officer is killed in an explosion and the plates are stolen by another operative. They would be court martialed and sent to different prisons. 6 months later, the leader, Hannibal Smith is visited by a CIA spook who tells him he knows where the man who took the plates is and wants him and his men to recover it. So he helps him escape and he breaks out the others and they go after the plates. But after doing it, they discover that the spook might not be ok. And a military intelligence officer who was involved with one of them is pursuing them. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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There Is No Plan B...They Don't Need One. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence throughout, language and smoking | See all certifications »

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Trivia

John Carnahan: The father of director Joe Carnahan played Judge Carnahan at the court-martial. See more »

Goofs

When Face leaves Sosa handcuffed in the photo booth, she attempts to unlock them. You can clearly see one of the shackles is not attached to anything See more »

Quotes

Pike: [pointing gun at him] Don't take this too personally, but uh, look here. Smile, wait for the flash.
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Crazy Credits

The film's theatrical release features two out-of-place scenes after the closing credits, featuring two of the original The A-Team (1983):
  • at Penascola, Face gets tips from fellow inmate Milt (played by Dirk Benedict, the original Face)
  • Frankfurt, Murdock is analyzed by a German doctor (played by Dwight Schultz, the original Murdock).


These scenes were set back in their chronological place in the film's extended edition/home release. See more »

Alternate Versions

UK theatrical version was cut to achieve a "12A" rating. See more »

Connections

Featured in Richard Roeper & the Movies: The A-Team (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

House of Pain
Written by Game (as Jayceon Taylor) and Dj Toomp (as Aldrin Davis)
Performed by Game (as The Game)
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Fun , entertainment , comedy and noisy action with the nostalgic team
21 August 2010 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Amusing return to the classic series created by Stephen J Cannell , also here as producer along with Ridley Scott , with an appropriate cast and overwhelming C.G. special effects . Excellent homage to the entertaining episodes with a complex intrigue but following the canon and overemphasis on usual characterization and special effects . A new entry of the mythical series of ¨A Team¨ , this time written and directed by Joe Carnahan , the creator of the successful film titled "Smokin's aces" and many others ; here is developed the first meeting between Annibal Smith , and his pals . While on the lam, they became heroes for hire, working as good-guy vigilantes around the US or the world . At the end of their stint in Irak Col. John "Hannibal" Smith ( Liam Neeson in the role of the deceased George Peppard) and his team were framed for stealing some plates (which they had done, but under orders). The operative group is sent on an assignment to recover plates for printing 100 dollar bills that were utilized to print a billion dollars. After making the 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 . They escaped and went on the run, pursued by Captain , later degraded Lieutenant Sosa (Jessica Biel). Hannibal Smith was their chief and an expert at disguises . Templeton Faceman (Bradley Cooper substituting Dirk Benedict) was the team's con artist and lady's man . M.A. Baracus (Quinton Rampage Jackson replacing 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 (Sharlto Copley similar role to 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 a dangerous mission.

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 new cinematic outing of ¨A Team¨ , film that reinvents the saga through a perfect pulse narrative that does not give a second of rest to the spectator who is trapped for two hours approx. in a genuine visual spectacle . Humor , thrills , several agreeable characters and trademark effects abound and will please the series enthusiasts such as the neophyte .

The agreeable acting convinces , especially the leader Liam Neeson , the sympathetic Bradley Cooper and Brian Bloom in a super-villain role , while other players also make a nice work as Patrick Wilson and the gorgeous Jessica Biel. And of course , special appearance in brief cameos from Dwight Schulz and Dirk Benedict , though doesn't appear Mr. T. The moving final 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 . 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 . Thrilling soundtrack by Alan Silvestri , he composes an impressive musical accompaniment to the film . Furthermore a colorful and glimmer cinematography by Mario Fiore . 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 best adaptations based on TV series of the last times.


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Language:

English | Spanish | French | Swahili | German

Release Date:

11 June 2010 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,669,455, 13 June 2010

Gross USA:

$77,222,099

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$177,238,796
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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