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A-Team, The (NBC 1983-1987, George Peppard, Mr T)

A-Team

Action adventure series The A-Team was about a group of outlaw Vietnam veterans who hire themselves out as mercenaries. (The team had supposedly committed a bank robbery in 1972 during the Vietnam War and were forced to go on the run). The Faceman was played in the pilot by Tim Dunigan, the BA in Bosco’s name stands for Bad attitude and he hated flying (having to be drugged before he would go up in a plane).

For the final season having been captured by General Stockwell the team actually found themselves working for the government. 2010 saw a big budget high octane big screen movie starring Liam Neeson as Hannibal and Bradley Cooper as Faceman. Despite lots of hype it failed to set the box-office alight and no further A-Team outings were forthcoming.

A-Team

production details
USA / NBC – Universal – Stephen J. Cannell Prod. / 4×120 minute episodes 90×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 23 January 1983 – 14 June 1987

Creators: Brandon Tartikoff, Frank Lupo, Stephen J. Cannell / Music: Mike Post, Pete Carpenter / Executive Producers: Stephen J. Cannell, Frank Lupo, John Ashley

cast
GEORGE PEPPARD as Colonel John ‘Hannibal’ Smith
DIRK BENEDICT as Lt Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck
DWIGHT SHULTZ as Captain HM ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock
MR T. as Sergeantt Bosco ‘BA’ Baracus
MELINDA CULEA as Amy Amanda ‘Triple A’ Allen (1983)
ROBERT VAUGHAN as General Hunt Stockwell (1986-87)
EDDIE VELEZ as Frankie ‘Dishpan’ Sanchez (1986-87)
WILLIAM LUCKING as Colonel Lynch (1983-84)
LANCE LE GAULT as Colonel Roderick Decker (1983-86)
MARLA HEASLEY as Tawnia Baker (1984)
JUDY LEDFORD as Carla (1986)