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The A-Team

60 min (including commercials) | Argentina:60 min | Israel:45 min
Action | Adventure | Crime
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations
Country: USA
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Marta DuBois
Marta DuBois
The A-Team
George Peppard
John 'Hannibal' Smith
Dwight Schultz
'Howling Mad' Murdock
Mr. T
B.A. Baracus
Dirk Benedict
Templeton 'Faceman' Peck
John Ashley
Narrator / ... (84 episodes, 1983-1986)
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According to Bring Back... The A-Team (2006), George Peppard resented the female actors that were added to the cast, Melinda Culea and Marla Heasley, and told them so. Peppard felt that a female character was unnecessary for the show. Ultimately, both actresses were fired.
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Hannibal's decorations include the Medal of Honor, Army Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, and the Purple Heart, in addition to numerous campaign medals.
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In total there are 7 official members of the A-team, Hannibal, Face, Murdoch, BA, Amy Allen in season one, Tawnia Baker in season two and Frankie Ramirez in season four.
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In order to have become a Green Beret BA Baracus would have to have undergone Airborne Training and completed a number of parachute jumps. Yet according to his mother he was afraid of flying even from an early age. However, given BA's tenacity and toughness, that doesn't discount the possibility that he did many parachute jumps simply because he wanted to face that fear and overcome it.
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Throughout the series, several actors play several different characters, with minimal attempt at disguising this.
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Throughout the series, the stunt doubles used to stand in for the actors are often very obviously not the actor in question. This is consistent with other action/adventure TV shows from the same era and ilk.
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diner owner: Would you like some coffee? Face: Yes that'd be very nice.
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Hannibal: B.A., there's an old saying - "The best defense is a good offense."
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Hannibal: [the team has been captured by a cult] Hey, Face, what do think these guys are wearing under their skirts?
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Were any of the characters based on real life?
Yes, Hannibal was based on Special Forces Colonel 'Bo' Gritz, the most decorated Green Beret of the Vietnam War who was famous for his innovation and bucking authority. He would later organise his own private rescue attempt for American soldiers supposedly held captive after the end of the Vietnam War providing the basis for Gene Hackman's character in the film 'Uncommon Valour'. Face was based on James Garner's character Hendley 'The Scrounger' in The Great Escape, based on Garner's real life role in his army unit during the Korean War.
Why Was Dirk Benedict Not In the Pilot Episode?
Dirk Benedict was not the original actor selected to play Templeton Peck in the pilot. The part was played by Tim Dunigan. He was later replaced by Benedict because the producers felt Dunigan looked too young to be a Vietnam veteran. It was also alleged the fact he was significantly taller than his co-stars also led to the part being recast.
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Photos from cast
Dean Stockwell Judy Geeson Rochelle Ashana Brian Autenrieth Julius Carry Claudia Christian Marta DuBois Richard L. Duran