The A-Team

The A-Team

  • TV-PG
  • 1983
  • 5 Seasons
  • 7.5  (34,612)

At the time it was first placed on the air, expectations were low for The A-Team, but much like the characters on the show, the program was able to defy expectations and become incredibly successful. The A-Team premiered on NBC in January of 1983 immediately following that year's Super Bowl, and it was able to capture a football-fueled audience with its tales of ex military men trying to make it in the world by doing good things for others. The show is famous for the performances of its outstanding ensemble cast, as well as for a number of aspects which have reached iconic status over the years. The A-Team tells the story of a group of American former military members who have become soldiers of fortune. They are shown to be on the run from the Army because they have been accused of a crime for which they are innocent. The group's primary motivation is to clear each member's name so that they can live the lives they deserve, but they also earn a living by helping others who have not been able to seek assistance through more conventional means. Each member of the team plays a unique, but necessary role within the group, and the interplay among the different personalities is a major reason why viewers find the show so charming. A typical episode will include a great mix of humor and action in addition to some terrific scenes of the team simply hanging out and enjoying the company of each other. The A-Team is led by John Hannibal Smith who was played by actor George Peppard. Hannibal is joined by Templeton Face Peck, played by Dirk Benedict, H.M. Murdock, portrayed by Dwight Schultz and Bosco B.A. Baracus, played famously by Mr. T. All four team members were shown to be uniquely individual with their talents, but Baracus, as played by Mr. T., quickly became the standout character on the show with his singular style and no-nonsense attitude. Largely as a result of the popularity of Mr. T., the show became a huge hit for children, and it even spawned a famous line of lunch boxes and other kids' items that sold well. The A-Team has been imitated often, but it will never be duplicated. Though a film version was released recently, it lacked the energy associated with the stars of the original program. Thankfully, the show is still available to watch in a number of places through repeat showings on various networks. Although the A-Team was not meant to become a huge hit, it succeeded against all odds, and it lives on to this day as a classic of American television.

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Seasons
Without Reservations
13. Without Reservations
March 8, 1987
The A-Team uncovers a plot to assassinate an attorney general.
The Grey Team
12. The Grey Team
December 30, 1986
A girl runs away with her father's top-secret documents.
The Spy Who Mugged Me
11. The Spy Who Mugged Me
December 2, 1986
Murdock goes under cover to investigate an assassination plot.
The Crystal Skull
10. The Crystal Skull
November 28, 1986
The A-Team travels to a small mining town in search of a missing precious-metals expert.
Point of No Return
9. Point of No Return
November 18, 1986
The A-Team searches for Hannibal, who disappeared while tracking down stolen plutonium.
Family Reunion
8. Family Reunion
November 14, 1986
Stockwell wants the team to reunite a fugitive criminal and his daughter.
Alive at Five
7. Alive at Five
November 7, 1986
A reporter attempts to save a future union boss who is a murder target.
The Say U.N.C.L.E. Affair
6. The Say U.N.C.L.E. Affair
October 31, 1986
Stockwell is kidnapped after ordering the team to confiscate a Russian jet.
The Theory of Revolution
5. The Theory of Revolution
October 24, 1986
The team hopes to rescue American intelligence agents who are imprisoned on an island.
Quarterback Sneak
4. Quarterback Sneak
October 17, 1986
The A-Team arranges an exhibition football game to free a famous biochemist in East Berlin. Guest star: Joe...
Firing Line (3)
3. Firing Line (3)
October 10, 1986
Murdock escapes from the veterans hospital to save Face, B.A. and Hannibal from execution.
Trial by Fire (2)
2. Trial by Fire (2)
October 3, 1986
The A-Team is convicted of murdering Col. Morrison.
Dishpan Man (1)
1. Dishpan Man (1)
September 26, 1986
A powerful and mysterious government official (Robert Vaughn) blackmails Hannibal (George Peppard) and his...
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At the time it was first placed on the air, expectations were low for The A-Team, but much like the characters on the show, the program was able to defy expectations and become incredibly successful. The A-Team premiered on NBC in January of 1983 immediately following that year's Super Bowl, and it was able to capture a football-fueled audience with its tales of ex military men trying to make it in the world by doing good things for others. The show is famous for the performances of its outstanding ensemble cast, as well as for a number of aspects which have reached iconic status over the years.

The A-Team tells the story of a group of American former military members who have become soldiers of fortune. They are shown to be on the run from the Army because they have been accused of a crime for which they are innocent. The group's primary motivation is to clear each member's name so that they can live the lives they deserve, but they also earn a living by helping others who have not been able to seek assistance through more conventional means. Each member of the team plays a unique, but necessary role within the group, and the interplay among the different personalities is a major reason why viewers find the show so charming. A typical episode will include a great mix of humor and action in addition to some terrific scenes of the team simply hanging out and enjoying the company of each other.

The A-Team is led by John Hannibal Smith who was played by actor George Peppard. Hannibal is joined by Templeton Face Peck, played by Dirk Benedict, H.M. Murdock, portrayed by Dwight Schultz and Bosco B.A. Baracus, played famously by Mr. T. All four team members were shown to be uniquely individual with their talents, but Baracus, as played by Mr. T., quickly became the standout character on the show with his singular style and no-nonsense attitude. Largely as a result of the popularity of Mr. T., the show became a huge hit for children, and it even spawned a famous line of lunch boxes and other kids' items that sold well.

The A-Team has been imitated often, but it will never be duplicated. Though a film version was released recently, it lacked the energy associated with the stars of the original program. Thankfully, the show is still available to watch in a number of places through repeat showings on various networks. Although the A-Team was not meant to become a huge hit, it succeeded against all odds, and it lives on to this day as a classic of American television.The A-Team is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (117 episodes). The series first aired on January 23, 1983.

The A-Team is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The A-Team on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Apple TV and IMDb TV.

  • Premiere Date
    January 23, 1983
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (34,612)