The A-Team (DVD) Review
One of the many hit TV shows inextricably linked to the 1980's is The A-Team, an action series with plenty of bombs, machine guns, and bazookas - where miraculously no one ever seems to die! Short for "Alpha Team," The A-Team is a Vietnam-era crack commando unit wrongfully accused of robbing the Bank of Hanoi. Having escaped from a maximum security prison, the four man team survives in the anonymity of the Los Angeles underground. And with the government still hot on their trail, they're forced to work as soldiers of fortune, providing aid and assistance to the helpless victims of various injustices… The A-Team is led by cigar aficionado Col. John "Hannibal" Smith (George Peppard), a wise-cracking officer who always has a plan in the works. Hannibal is flanked by Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck (Dirk Benedict), the consummate ladies' man; Sgt.
Bosco "B." Baracus (Mr. T), a gold-drenched muscleman afraid of flying; and Captain H.M "Howling Mad" Murdock, a lanky mental case who nevertheless carries out his missions with flawless precision.
Together, they travel the country in B.'s trademark black van, fighting for justice and attempting to elude the clutches of the nefarious Colonel Decker (Lance LeGault) who wants nothing more in life than to capture The A-Team… The A-Team DVD features a number of action-packed episodes including the season premiere "Mexican Slayride" in which journalist Amy Allen sets out to prove the existence of The A-Team and its various good deeds. But when a fellow reporter is kidnapped by Mexican renegades, Amy gets a firsthand look at The A-Team's handiwork when she hires them to rescue her friend… Other notable episodes from Season 1 include "Holiday in the Hills" in which, following a plane crash, The A-Team is forced to do battle with a group of mountain men, and "One More Time" in which the U. government itself hires The A-Team to rescue a general and his daughter from South American guerillas… Below is a list of episodes included on The A-Team (Season 1) DVD: Episode 1 (Mexican Slayride: Part 1) Air Date: 01-23-1983 Episode 2 (Mexican Slayride: Part 2) Air Date: 01-23-1983 Episode 3 (Children of Jamestown) Air Date: 01-30-1983 Episode 4 (Pros and Cons) Air Date: 02-08-1983 Episode 5 (A Small and Deadly War) Air Date: 02-15-1983 Episode 6 (Black Day at Bad Rock) Air Date: 02-22-1983 Episode 7 (The Rabbit Who Ate Las Vegas) Air Date: 03-01-1983 Episode 8 (The Out-of-Towners) Air Date: 03-15-1983 Episode 9 (Holiday in the Hills) Air Date: 03-22-1983 Episode 10 (West Coast Turnaround) Air Date: 04-05-1983 Episode 11 (One More Time) Air Date: 04-12-1983 Episode 12 (Till Death Do Us Part) Air Date: 04-19-1983 Episode 13 (The Beast from the Belly of a Boeing) Air Date: 05-03-1983 Episode 14 (A Nice Place to Visit) Air Date: 05-10-1983.
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