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A-Team - Season One

The A-Team - Season One

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Barnes & Noble - Christina Urban
Considered the most violent TV show of its day -- even if the gunfire rarely hurt anyone -- The A-Team helped revive NBC's sagging ratings during the 1983 season. This lighthearted action series from Stephen J. Cannell afforded a triumphant second act to fading big-screen star George Peppard as Lt. Col. John "Hannibal" Smith, leader of a Vietnam Special Forces team that had been imprisoned for a bank robbery they didn't commit. The men escaped and worked as soldiers of fortune while on the run from the government. The A-Team consisted of Smith, Lt. Templeton "Face" Peck (Dirk Benedict), Sgt. "B. A." Baracus (Mr. T), and chopper pilot Capt. H. M. "Howling Mad" Murdock (Dwight Schultz). Providing muscle for the weak and beating up the bad guys were the show's recurring themes, and episodes revolved around the team's being hired to solve problems -- generally for a fee -- and always featured an elaborate, makeshift plan coming together, as the team often constructed pre-MacGyver contraptions that helped carry the day. Included in this first-season set is the original pilot, "Mexican Slayride," which aired on NBC in 1983 as a two-hour movie. A delicious rarity for fans, the episode's "Face" is actor Tim Dunigan, whom Cannell deemed too youthful, so the role was recast with Benedict. Also part of the team for these early episodes is Melinda Culea as Amy Amanda Allen, a.k.a. Triple A, who in the pilot is introduced as a reporter who hires the boys; she appears in the first-season episodes but never gets much of a chance to participate in the fun. Season 1 highlights include "Children of Jamestown," built around the rescue a girl from a cult leader (played by John Saxon) and featuring Benedict's debut; and "West Coast Turnaround," where the Team sides with a farmer who is being driven out of business by a rancher. Another fan favorite is "The Out-of-Towners," which guest-stars Yaphet Kotto and finds the A-Team coming to the aid of New York City shopkeepers fighting the neighborhood protection racket. NBC's lone Top 10-rated show for 1983, The A-Team 's mix of adventure, humor, and gunfights still entertains.

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Universal Studios
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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Peppard Col. John "Hannibal" Smith
Andrew Robinson Jackson
Charles Cioffi Gianni Christian
Dirk Benedict Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck
Ed Lauter Sheriff Hank Thompson
Edward Winter Mitchell Barnes
Jack Ging SWAT Captain Stark
Janice Heiden Jackie Taylor
Joanna Kerns Trish Brenner
John Saxon Martin James
Meeno Peluce Joey Tataro
Nico Minardos Rashaad
Stuart Whitman Chuck Easterland
Tim Dunigan Templeton "Faceman" Peck
Yaphet Kotto Charlie
Alan Stock Thomas
Albert Popwell Digger
Bill McKinney Clint
Burton Gilliam Sheriff Jeff
Devon Ericson Ellen Penhall
John Ericson Calvin Cutter
T Sgt. Bosco "B.A." Baracus
Rhonda Shear Bonnie Webb
Richard Romanus Jackie Martell
Ron Hayes Tim
Tricia O'Neil Dr. Maggie Sullivan
Warren Kemmerling Gen. Ludlam
William Smith Jose Tataro
William Windom Al Massey
Amy Steel Kathy Ludlam
Clifton James Warden Beal
Dean Stockwell SWAT Officer Collins
Denise Galik-Furey Louanne
Dwight Schultz Captain H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock
Gerritt Graham Brother Stephen
Jim Antonio Sheriff Bueller
Jim McKrell Hertzog
John Dennis Johnston Snake
Robert F. Lyons Harold
Robert Sampson Joe Penhall
Robert Tessier Scully
Sergio Calderon Malavida Valdez
Tracy Scoggins Elly Payne
Alan Fudge Perry
Carol Jones Sheila Rodgers
Enrique Lucero Col. Flores
Michael Swan Trigg
Noble Willingham Pete, TV station manager
Norman Alden Insp, Ed Maloney
Paul Koslo Sneed
Philip Sterling Grant Eldridge
Sid Haig Sonny Jenko
Ted Markland Logan Watkins
Terry McGovern Prof. Bruce Warfel
Wendy Hoffman Tracy Richter
White SWAT Officer Steven Meadows
Billy Green Bush Tough Guy
Billy Jacoby Nicky
Don Stroud Deke Watkins
Fred Learner Brother John
Jesse D. Goins Phillips
John Perak Capt. Stewart
Jorge Zepeda Manny Cortez
Ken Norton Jackhammer
Luke Andrews Jilly
Michael Alldredge Whitaker
Patrick Cameron Guard
Ted Gehring Deputy Jack Harrison

Technical Credits
Arnold Laven Director
Bernard McEveety Director
Bruce Kessler Director
Christian Nyby Director
Chuck Bowman Director
Guy Magar Director
Rod Holcomb Director
Ron Satlof Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The A-Team: Season One
1. Soldiers of Fortune [17:33]
2. Rounding up the Boys [28:50]
3. Getting Started [16:01]
4. Confronting the Enemy [32:44]
1. Maniacal Hunt [14:11]
2. Pray for Your Souls [10:15]
3. No Rest for the Weary [10:31]
4. Ready for Your Barbeque [12:09]
1. Arrest Us, Please [17:46]
2. Establishing Supremacy [6:51]
3. "I Want Some Trach Bags!" [13:19]
4. Death Match [10:47]
Disc #2 -- The A-Team: Season One
1. Killer Cops [11:15]
2. Little Buggers [8:23]
3. Shut Down [14:55]
4. States Evidence [13:53]
1. Leaking Bag [15:43]
2. Hold 'em Up [13:53]
3. Joining Forces [11:19]
4. Playing Chicken [7:44]
1. Beating the Odds [11:24]
2. In Disguise [10:24]
3. Mr. Big Shot [15:17]
4. Let It Ride [11:02]
1. Extortion Racket [19:33]
2. Got Your Attention [11:48]
3. Call in the Boys [8:57]
4. Block Party [8:18]
Disc #3 -- The A-Team: Season One
1. Crash Landing [19:19]
2. Just Like Nam [9:34]
3. Waste Not, Want Not [7:21]
4. Up, Up and Away [12:14]
1. Hauling Produce [19:03]
2. Friendly Advice [7:11]
3. A Feel for the Business [12:15]
4. Bombs Away [10:14]
1. Running From the Lynch Mob [14:42]
2. The Perfect Assault Team [13:47]
3. Behind Enemy Lines [10:50]
4. Change in Plan [9:13]
1. Here Comes the Bride [16:47]
2. Shotgun Wedding [8:31]
3. The Morning After [6:46]
4. Sore Losers [16:20]
Disc #4 -- The A-Team: Season One
1. Welcome Aboard [13:09]
2. On the Offensive [12:32]
3. Stowaways [8:50]
4. Energency Landing [13:57]
1. Not From Around Here [19:50]
2. First Time for Everything [7:10]
3. Under Fire [8:53]
4. When the Going Gets Tough... [10:37]

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