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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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Cast

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 »

Also Known As:

The A-Team See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Mono | Stereo (Season 5)

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Color (Technicolor)

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4:3
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Trivia

The iconic van was a modified 1983 GMC Vandura cargo van (although at times other van makes were used for stunts, mainly the Ford Econoline). The van wore various license plates during the series, among them 2E14859, 2L83000, and S967238. Sometimes the front and rear license plates differed during an episode. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the series due to budget constraints, several scenes and special effects shots are lifted from well known movies from the 70s and 80s and even from earlier A-Team episodes. See more »

Quotes

Hannibal: [the team has been captured by a cult] Hey, Face, what do think these guys are wearing under their skirts?
Face: Uh, I don't know.
[to closest Cult Member]
Face: Half slip?
[gets hit in gut with a rifle butt]
Face: Ohh!
Hannibal: [to closest cult member] Garter belt?
[gets hit in the gut with a rifle butt]
Hannibal: Arrgh!
B.A. Baracus: I think you guys wear panty hose!
[...]
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Alternate Versions

The episodes broadcast in Germany on the commercial network RTL were heavily cut with regards to violence and 'imitable techniques' (such as improvising weapons and explosives). Also, the opening credits for all episodes were based on the version originally used for the 5th season, including the unpopular remix of the opening song. The first season episodes broadcast on the public network ARD, however, were completely uncut and featured the original opening credits. See more »

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I have one thing to say to the critics: SHUT UP FOOL!!
13 October 2004 | by Schaumann_1See all my reviews

This is something very cool, and the funny part is, if you didn't see it as a child or when it was a prime time series YOU don't like it!! A-team is not even a un political series, nope nothing controversial here, the A-team never kills a bad guy, they don't even wound them!! but the way B.A. Throws a bad guy over a car or when Hannibal says "I love it when a plan comes together" you don't even notice that this is in fact a family show. When I was a but a wee lad, this was the show I loved and heres the loser part, I STILL DO!! there has been many legendary shows of this period, Magnum P.I., Airwolf and Knight Rider, but A-team is in an entirely other league!! God bless George Peppard and his Legendary A-Team ill follow you in to combat anytime.... And i still do!!!


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