Disgraced Secret Service agent (and former presidential guard) Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.
Ex-government operative Bryan Mills is accused of a ruthless murder he never committed or witnessed. As he is tracked and pursued, Mills brings out his particular set of skills to find the true killer and clear his name.
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
At the beginning of the film Face is shown to be a First Lieutenant, and Murdock is shown to be a Captain. Eight years later they are both in the same pay grade as the beginning of the film. This is highly unlikely (even for Special Forces) since promotion for officers in the US Military happen on a very strict time-line. If Face had been promoted to First Lieutenant the day before the movie took place, after eight years he still would have been promoted to Captain (usually two years after promotion to First Lieutenant at the time of filming), and almost ready for promotion to Major (usually six years after promotion to Captain, at the time of filming). Likewise, Murdock should have been a Major after eight years, and possibly a Lieutenant Colonel (usually within six years of promotion to Major, at the time of filming), depending on how much time he had as a Captain at the beginning of the movie. Hannibal, as a Colonel at the beginning of the film, could conceivably be excused, since United States law limits the number of General Officers who can be on active at any given time, however eight years in the same pay grade is still a long time for a Colonel to go without promotion and stay on active duty. See more »
[after being let out of a shipping crate he was tricked into getting into]
Sgt. Bosco 'B.A.' Baracus:
The only reason I don't kick y'all asses is 'cause y'all outrank me.
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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 »
If you are looking for a light, funny and action packed movie, it doesn't get much better than this. The A-Team is very, very easy too take in, but never boring, has action-scenes that will blow you out of your seat and is stuffed with plenty of damn funny moments.
Also very nice for a change: this action/comedy film doesn't take itself too seriously. Which is quite refreshing if you take a look at all the 'comedy with a message' crap Hollywood produces these days.
The new B.A. (Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson), Murdock (Sharlto Copley), Hannibal (Liam Neeson) and Face (Bradley Cooper) are all great at their roles. Props for Patrick Wilson as the slick C.I.A. agent Lynch and Jessica Biel is lovely as always. Joe Carnahan, who wrote and directed this movie, simply did a great job and gives the audience exactly what it needs.
I'd say it was definitely worth my money.
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