The A Team.

  The A Team ( GMC G-15 Vandura Van ) 1983

The A Team ( GMC G-15 Vandura Van ) 1983

The A Team

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The A-Team

The A-Team is an American action-adventure television series, running from 1983 to 1987, about a fictional group of ex-United States Army Special Forces personnel who work as soldiers of fortune, while on the run from the Army after being branded as war criminals for a ‘crime they didn’t commit’. A feature film based on the series was released by 20th Century Fox in June 2010. 15, 1979,

CAST

George Peppard … John ‘Hannibal’ Smith 97 episodes, 1983-1987
Dwight Schultz … ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock 97 episodes, 1983-1987
Mr. T … B.A. Baracus 97 episodes, 1983-1987
Dirk Benedict … Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck

In his autobiography, Hulk Hogan wrote that the producers wanted him to make more appearances, because he was one of the few guys that got along with both George Peppard and Mr. T. He was unable to commit due to his schedule with the World Wrestling Federation.

Hannibal: I love it when a plan comes together!

B.A. Baracus: I ain’t goin’ on no plane! fool !!

The remaining cast members have not made it a secret that Mr. T and George Peppard did not get along very well on the set. Arguments were fed by the fact that Mr. T became the real star of the show, despite Peppard’s being a ‘proper movie actor’. Things got even worse when Peppard learned that Mr. T was paid more than he was.

First episode date: 23 January 1983
Theme song: The A-Team theme song
Network: NBC

In 1972 a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit.

These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground.

Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune.

If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire

The A-Team.

The 1983 black and metallic grey GMC Vandura van used by the A-Team, with its characteristic red stripe, black and red turbine mag wheels, and rooftop spoiler, has become an enduring pop culture icon. The GMC Vandura was also used on the A-Team movie.

Early examples of the van had a red GMC logo on the front grille, and an additional GMC logo on the rear left door. Early in the second season, these logos were blacked out, although GMC continued to supply vans and receive a credit on the closing credits of each episode.

It is a common error that the van is said to be all-black,whereas in fact the section above the red stripe is metallic gray; this error was even continued on most toy models of the van. The angle of the rear spoiler can also be seen to vary on different examples of the van within the series. Additionally, some versions of the van have a sunroof, whereas others, typically those used for stunts (and including the one displayed in the aforementioned Cars of the Stars Motor Museum) do not. This led to continuity errors in some episodes, such as in the third season’s ‘The Bells Of St. Mary’s’, in a scene where (the double of) Face jumps from a building onto the roof of the van. There is clearly no sunroof. Moments later, in an interior studio shot, Face climbs in through the sunroof. Also, in many stunts where the van would surely be totaled, other makes have been used, such as a black Ford Econoline with red hubcaps painted to simulate the original red turbine mag wheels.

The gold that was worn by Mr. T during filming varied in weight, usually between 35 and 40 pounds.

QUIZ 1

What was the Military Rank of Templeton Peck (Face) ?

QUIZ 2

Hannibal dressed up as a wino in the episode ‘The Road to Hope’. What was the catchy name he gave to his character?

A. Lieutenant
B. Sergeant First Class
C. Captain
D. Colonel

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A. Lieutenant

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A. John Collins
B. White Russian
C. Jack Daniels
D. Mickey Slim

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C. Jack Daniels

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The A Team CARS (22)

QUIZ 1

What was the Military Rank of Templeton Peck (Face) ?

A. Lieutenant
B. Sergeant First Class
C. Captain
D. Colonel

Lieutenant Templeton Peck (Dirk Benedict), usually called “Face” or “Faceman”, is a smooth-talking con man who serves as the team’s appropriator of vehicles and other useful items, as well as the team’s second-in-command.

QUIZ 2

Hannibal dressed up as a wino in the episode ‘The Road to Hope’. What was the catchy name he gave to his character?

A. John Collins
B. White Russian
C. Jack Daniels
D. Mickey Slim

Colonel John “Hannibal” Smith, was played by George Peppard in the 1980s action-adventure tv series The A-Team. The producers originally had James Coburn in mind to play the part of Hannibal, but it eventually went to Peppard. The character was based loosely on former United States Army Special Forces officer Bo Gritz. Peppard appeared on The A-Team from its beginning in 1983 until its end in 1987. The character was played by Liam Neeson in the 2010 Movie.

Hannibal: “I love it when a plan comes together”

The A Team CARS (22)

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