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The A-Team, TV Series, 1983-1987 IMDB

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Also known as:

  • El Equipo A (Spain)
  • L'agence tous risques (France)
  • Drużyna A (Poland)


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wickey SK

2006-09-17 15:33

Theme

Little episode guide:

Pilot means 1.01/02
2.05 means 2.05/06
3.02 means 3.02/03
4.01 means 4.01/02

Season 1 (1983)
1.01 - Mexican Slayride: Part 1
1.02 - Mexican Slayride: Part 2 aired together
1.03 - Children of Jamestown
1.04 - Pros and Cons
1.05 - A Small and Deadly War
1.06 - Black Day at Bad Rock
1.07 - The Rabbit Who Ate Las Vegas
1.08 - The Out-of-Towners
1.09 - Holliday in the Hills
1.10 - West Coast Turnaround
1.11 - One More Time
1.12 - Till Death Do Us Part
1.13 - The Beast from the Belly of a Boeing
1.14 - A Nice Place to Visit

Season 2 (1983-1984)
2.01 - Diamonds 'n Dust
2.02 - Recipe for Heavy Bread
2.03 - The Only Church in Town
2.04 - Bad Time on the Border
2.05 - When You Comin' Back, Range Rider?: Part 1
2.06 - When You Comin' Back, Range Rider?: Part 2 aired together
2.07 - The Taxicab Wars
2.08 - Labor Pains
2.09 - There's Always a Catch
2.10 - Water, Water Everywhere
2.11 - Steel
2.12 - The White Ballot
2.13 - The Maltese Cow
2.14 - In Plane Sight
2.15 - The Battle of Bel Air
2.16 - Say It with Bullets
2.17 - Pure-Dee Poison
2.18 - It's a Desert Out There
2.19 - Chopping Spree
2.20 - Harder Than It Looks
2.21 - Deadly Maneuvers
2.22 - Semi-Friendly Persuasion
2.23 - Curtain Call

Season 3 (1984-1985)
3.01 - Bullets and Bikinis
3.02 - The Bend in the River: Part 1
3.03 - The Bend in the River: Part 2 aired together
3.04 - Fire
3.05 - Timber!
3.06 - Double Heat
3.07 - Trouble on Wheels
3.08 - The Island
3.09 - Showdown!
3.10 - Sheriffs of Rivertown
3.11 - The Bells of St.Marys
3.12 - Hot Styles
3.13 - Breakout!
3.14 - Cup A' Joe
3.15 - The Big Squeeze
3.16 - Champ!
3.17 - Skins
3.18 - Road Games
3.19 - Moving Targets
3.20 - Knights of the Road
3.21 - Waste 'Em!
3.22 - Bounty
3.23 - Beverly Hills Assault
3.24 - Trouble Brewing
3.25 - Incident at Crystal Lake

Season 4 (1985-1986)
4.01 - Judgement Day: Part 1
4.02 - Judgement Day: Part 2 aired together
4.03 - Where Is the Monster When You Need Him?
4.04 - Lease with an Option to Die
4.05 - The Road to Hope
4.06 - The Heart of Rock N' Roll
4.07 - Body Slam
4.08 - Blood, Sweat, and Cheers
4.09 - Mind Games
4.10 - There Goes the Neighbourhood <-- I am currently here with systematic capturing
4.11 - The Doctor Is Out
4.12 - Uncle Buckle-Up
4.13 - Wheel of Fortune
4.14 - The A-Team Is Coming, the A-Team Is Coming
4.15 - Members Only
4.16 - Cowboy George
4.17 - Waiting for Insane Wayne
4.18 - The Duke of Whispering Pines
4.19 - Beneath the Surface
4.20 - Mission of Peace
4.21 - The Trouble with Harry
4.22 - The Little Town with an Accent
4.23 - The Sound of Thunder

Season 5 (1986-1987)
5.01 - Dishpan Man
5.02 - Trial by Fire
5.03 - Firing Line
5.04 - Quarterback Sneak
5.05 - The Theory of Revolution
5.06 - The Say U.N.C.L.E. Affair
5.07 - Alive at Five
5.08 - Family Reunion
5.09 - Point of No Return
5.10 - The Crystal Skull
5.11 - The Spy Who Mugged Me
5.12 - The Grey Team
5.13 - Without Reservations

-- Last edit: 2011-04-02 00:12:42

wickey SK

2006-09-17 15:57

Pilot

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-- Last edit: 2006-09-17 16:49:30

wickey SK

2006-09-17 18:21

since ep. 1.03

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landrover1 AR

2006-09-18 02:00

another tv series i watch alot when i was a child.

wickey SK

2006-10-10 23:55

season 1 completed :)

wickey SK

2006-10-19 21:32

since ep. 2.01

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rjluna2 US

2006-11-30 03:22

You got to remember that some of the vehicles during the production do recycle for another episode to save their money. For Mr. T's Van uses older van for the jump stunts. I believe there are some of the vehicles at the background scene are used by the personal vehicles by the production company.

gliffhanger NL

2007-01-01 21:31

rjluna2 wrote You got to remember that some of the vehicles during the production do recycle for another episode to save their money. For Mr. T's Van uses older van for the jump stunts. I believe there are some of the vehicles at the background scene are used by the personal vehicles by the production company.


yeah a chevrolet and a Ford , instead of a GMC Vandura

-- Last edit: 2007-02-08 09:30:47

gliffhanger NL

2007-01-07 15:14

Since 3.01

[Image: theateams3d1003xh4.th.jpg][Image: theateams3d1010vc5.6012.jpg][Image: theateams3d1015hb5.7831.jpg][Image: theateams3d1019eo8.9418.jpg][Image: theateams3d1027sa6.7844.jpg]

-- Last edit: 2007-01-07 16:06:01

wickey SK

2007-06-06 22:31

season 2 completed :)

wickey SK

2009-04-03 00:19

season 3 completed :)

mister car from 971

2009-08-04 01:33

Good news!!!! The A-Team will hit theaters worldwide in 2010 or 2011!!!

Aziz FR

2010-06-18 17:58

mister car from 971 wrote Good news!!!! The A-Team will hit theaters worldwide in 2010 or 2011!!!

Ayé, et le film est GE-NIAL ! Et la camionnette de Barracuda a quelques légères différences de déco par rapport à l'originale (Stephen J. Cannell, producteur du film comme de la série et vrai proprio de l'engin, a probablement dû refuser catégoriquement de prêter son van au film, obligeant les accessoiristes à se démerder autrement et fissa; lui qui ne supportait déjà pô que quiconque, même les acteurs de la série, touche à son véhicule).

Gomselmash11

2010-06-19 21:46

Baraaacus Baraaaacus! :D

rjluna2 US

2010-08-15 01:45

"Blood, Sweat, and Cheers" (4.08) is one of my favorite episode :D

-- Last edit: 2021-07-08 15:32:25

BiltFordTuff US

2010-09-20 01:16

Also in 3.20 there was a 1973-1987 Chevrolet C/K series SRW tow truck, and a 1978-1979 Ford F350 SRW tow truck

Richard-UFC NL

2013-06-16 19:25

''Recipe for heavy bread'',''members only'' and ''till death do us part'' are my favoutites!

unclehotrod13 US

2014-06-22 20:08

I pity the fool who doesent like the A team!!!!

LVCDC FR

2015-12-08 18:51

Please don't forget that the team has a pilot ("Howling Mad" Murdock / Dwight Schultz). And without copters and / or aircraft, half the episodes couldn't exist. So have a watch on IMPDB (http://www.impdb.org/index.php?title=The_A-Team_%28TV_Series%29 )

LVCDC FR

2016-01-11 17:33

Food truck One Star seen in Ep. 4.09 It wears an address (10218 Glenoaks Bl, Pacoma, Ca) ... today just a line-up of spare parts companies.
[Image: ateam-tv4-09_00001.jpg]

LVCDC FR

2016-02-13 22:17

And this nice 'paper' Renault Alliance (*) in Ep. 2.02 @ 2 mn 43 : [Image: ateam-tv2-02_00243.jpg]

[Image: ateam-tv2-11_00001.jpg]
This vehicule (* or **) made for the entertainment complex in Ep. 2.11 just before the false tramway (still unknown above).

-- Last edit: 2016-02-21 00:52:53

mike962 DE

2016-12-19 18:25

this perfectly illustrates the A-team :lol:

point blank range , Hannibal with a M 60 machine gun doesn't even aim at the bad guys, and the bad guys never hit Hannibal despite the point blank range....


[Image: snapshot2016111600564.28.jpg]

-- Last edit: 2016-12-19 18:26:07

mike962 DE

2016-12-19 22:44

Airwolf made a guest appeareance in 4.01

[Image: snapshot2016111600564.34.jpg]

mike962 DE

2016-12-20 15:43

Season 4 complete !!

mike962 DE

2016-12-20 19:31

Season 5 is very painful to watch , most annoying part is Frankie as the new sidekick, he was very annoying and a lousy actor, he was a regular cast :o
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at least the old female sidekicks where nice to watch at and never as annoying but both were removed

[Image: snapshot2016111600564.68.jpg]

-- Last edit: 2016-12-20 19:31:57

mike962 DE

2016-12-20 21:43

Series complete !!!!

LVCDC FR

2018-04-21 20:11

Since september 2016, picture of aircraft seen on Season Five awaited to be upload. This is done !
I think the poor quality of the screenplay made its tool ... :whistle:

rjluna2 US

2021-05-31 14:57

9 pictures were validated.

"Mexican Slayride" (Pilot)

Background vehicles:
[Image: a1_01_ford_1_09_03.jpg] [Image: a1_01_ford_1_12_13.jpg] [Image: a1_01_gmgseries_0_37_47.jpg] [Image: a1_01_traffic_0_52_25.jpg] [Image: a1_01_truck_1_22_52.jpg]
Ford truck, Ford F-Series, GM G-Series, Mexican traffic, and truck

Internet Movie Light Bulb Database:
[Image: thumb_a1_01_imlbdb_0_25_11.jpg]

rjluna2 US

2021-06-12 21:31

2 pictures were validated.

"Children of Jamestown" (#1.03)

The A-Team van furnished by:
[Image: a1_03_sponsor_46_34.jpg]

Internet Movie Light Bulb Database: The A-Team (1.03)

rjluna2 US

2021-06-20 22:45

6 pictures were validated.

"Pros and Cons" (#1.04)

Background vehicles:
[Image: a1_04_1962comet_15_42.jpg] [Image: a1_04_ambulance_24_39.jpg] [Image: a1_04_datsun_10_50.jpg] [Image: a1_04_parked_13_09.jpg]
1962 Mercury Comet, ambulance, Datsun pickup, and parked vehicles.

rjluna2 US

2021-07-11 16:49

11 pictures were validated.

"A Small and Deadly War" (#1.05)

Background vehicles:
[Image: a1_05_amc_20_51.jpg] [Image: a1_05_amc_21_12.jpg] [Image: a1_05_amc_21_44.jpg] [Image: a1_05_smashy_21_38.jpg] [Image: a1_05_duo_21_47.jpg] [Image: a1_05_trio_21_51.jpg]
AMC Ambassador

[Image: a1_05_1977impala_05_34.jpg] [Image: a1_05_colt_19_39.jpg] [Image: a1_05_picture_08_17.jpg] [Image: a1_05_scirocco_45_44.jpg] [Image: a1_05_tradesman_03_28.jpg]
1977 Chevrolet Impala, 1979 Dodge/Plymouth Colt/Plymouth Champ, BMW, Volkswagen Scirocco, and Dodge Tradesman.

Go-Kart Race Car:
[Image: a1_05_racecars_38_15.jpg] [Image: a1_05_racecars_41_25.jpg]

Internet Movie Light Bulb Database: The A-Team (1.05)

rjluna2 US

2021-08-07 21:25

12 pictures were validated.

"Black Day at Bad Rock" (#1.06)

Background vehicles:
Bikes (some have licence plates already checked, came up empty):
[Image: a1_06_bike_27_38.jpg] [Image: a1_06_bike_28_02.jpg] [Image: a1_06_bike_28_47.jpg] [Image: a1_06_bike_29_06.jpg] [Image: a1_06_bike_42_10.jpg] [Image: a1_06_bike_42_13.jpg] [Image: a1_06_bike_43_21.jpg] [Image: a1_06_bike_43_45.jpg]

Front loader:
[Image: a1_06_construction_45_34.jpg]

Internet Movie Light Bulb Database:
[Image: thumb_a1_06_imlbdb_18_57.jpg]

Internet Movie Computer CRT database: The A-Team (1.06)

rjluna2 US

2021-09-05 17:16

19 pictures were validated.

"The Rabbit Who Ate Las Vegas" (#1.07)

Background vehicles:
[Image: a1_07_gmccseries_31_47.jpg] [Image: a1_07_gmccseries_45_26.jpg]
GMC pickup truck (CA plate 1F98513 came up empty)

[Image: a1_07_moparcoupe_45_29.jpg] [Image: a1_07_moparcoupe_45_30.jpg]
Mopar coupe (CA plate TRD840 assigned to different vehicle)

[Image: a1_07_regal_45_33.jpg]
Buick Regal (CA plate 237VYV came up empty)

[Image: a1_07_ih_32_15.jpg] [Image: a1_07_traffic_08_28.jpg]
International (Harvester) and traffic.

Internet Movie Light Bulb Database: The A-Team (1.07)

Internet Movie Computer Database: The A-Team (1.07)

rjluna2 US

2021-09-19 17:01

13 pictures were validated.

"The Out-of-Towners" (#1.08)

Background vehicles:
[Image: a1_08_aerial_08_43.jpg] [Image: a1_08_aerial_14_37.jpg] [Image: a1_08_aerial_14_39.jpg]

Internet Movie Light Bulb Database: The A-Team (1.08)

rjluna2 US

2021-10-06 17:15

"Holiday in the Hills" (#1.09)

Background vehicle:
GM [GMT325] - [*][*]:
[Image: a1_09_pickup_41_03.jpg]

rjluna2 US

2021-10-27 16:32

2 pictures were validated.

"West Coast Turnaround" (#1.10)

rjluna2 US

2021-11-26 21:08

4 pictures were validated.

"One More Time" (#1.11)

Background vehicle:
[Image: a1_11_luv_06_55.jpg]
Chevrolet LUV.

rjluna2 US

2021-12-15 19:41

3 pictures were validated.

"Till Death Do Us Part" (#1.12)

Internet Movie Light Bulb Database:
[Image: thumb_a1_12_imlbdb_25_18.jpg]

rjluna2 US

2021-12-26 19:54

3 pictures were validated.

"The Beast from the Belly of a Boeing" (#1.13)

rjluna2 US

2021-12-31 20:09

4 pictures were validated.

"A Nice Place to Visit" (#1.14)

Background vehicle:
[Image: a1_14_tracker_36_29.jpg]
Tracker

rjluna2 US

2021-12-31 20:10

Season 1 completed.

rjluna2 US

2022-01-17 18:24

1 picture were validated.

"Diamonds 'n Dust" (#2.01)

Cobbled up armour minecart - [*][*][*]:
[Image: a2_01_armour_38_58.jpg] [Image: a2_01_armour_39_05.jpg] [Image: a2_01_armour_41_31.jpg] [Image: a2_01_armour_41_46.jpg] [Image: a2_01_duo_41_47.jpg] [Image: a2_01_armour_41_48.jpg] [Image: a2_01_armour_41_51.jpg] [Image: a2_01_armour_47_33.jpg] [Image: a2_01_duo_47_38.jpg]
Despite it was shown with the motor, but you can see it was pulled by the rope at the closing credit.

rjluna2 US

2022-02-21 14:42

12 pictures were validated.

"Recipe for Heavy Bread" (#2.02)

Background vehicle:
[Image: a2_02_gmpickup_11_06.jpg]
GM based C/K-Series Crew Cab.

rjluna2 US

2022-03-09 15:41

4 of 5 pictures were validated.

"The Only Church in Town" (#2.03)

Picture rejected by the administrator:
[Image: a2_03_mtruck_14_01.jpg]
Possible of AM General M-939(?)

rjluna2 US

2022-03-30 15:35

4 pictures were validated.

"Bad Time on the Border" (#2.04)

Background vehicles
[Image: a2_04_street_15_51.jpg]
Mexican street.

Internet Movie Light Bulb Database:
[Image: thumb_a2_04_imlbdb_15_06.jpg]

rjluna2 US

2022-04-30 21:56

2 pictures were validated.

"When You Comin' Back, Range Rider?" (#2.05) (2-Hour Version)

Handcar:
[Image: a2_05_railcar_1_08_01.jpg] [Image: a2_05_engine_1_08_25.jpg] [Image: a2_05_railcar_1_09_42.jpg] [Image: a2_05_engine_1_10_26.jpg] [Image: a2_05_railcar_1_10_02.jpg] [Image: a2_05_railcar_1_10_08.jpg] [Image: a2_05_engine_1_10_41.jpg] [Image: a2_05_railcar_1_12_40.jpg] [Image: a2_05_railcar_1_14_18.jpg]

Background vehicles:
[Image: a2_05_crane_0_38_09.jpg]
Crane [*][*]

[Image: a2_05_1968cseries_0_35_58.jpg] [Image: a2_05_1968cseries_0_35_59.jpg] [Image: a2_05_jimmy_1_04_59.jpg] [Image: a2_05_jplatform_0_23_45.jpg]
1968 Chevrolet C-Series (x2), 1983 GMC Jimmy, and GM based J-Platform.

Internet Movie Train Database:
[Image: a2_05_imtdb_0_50_23.jpg]
https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=24487

Additional footage for Internet Movie Plane Database ( impdb.org ):
[Image: a2_05_impdb_1_23_14.jpg] [Image: a2_05_impdb_1_23_27.jpg] [Image: a2_05_impdb_1_27_03.jpg] [Image: a2_05_impdb_1_27_06.jpg]
FAA Registry N59492

Internet Movie Light Bulb Database: The A-Team (2.05)

rjluna2 US

2022-05-29 17:02

14 pictures were validated.

"The Taxicab Wars" (#2.07)

Background vehicle:
[Image: a2_07_fordwagon_03_04.jpg]
Ford wagon.

Internet Movie Light Bulb Database: The A-Team (2.07)

rjluna2 US

2022-06-26 19:04

One picture was validated.

"Labor Pains" (#2.08)

Background vehicles:
[Image: a2_08_parked_06_54.jpg]
Parked.

[Image: a2_08_duo_03_13.jpg] [Image: a2_08_duo_03_25.jpg]
Possiblity of Chevrolet Cavalier convertible.

Internet Movie Light Bulb Database:
[Image: thumb_a2_08_imlbdb_12_07.jpg]

-- Last edit: 2022-06-29 14:44:00

Baube QC

2022-06-26 19:28

I can't drive 55 ... :D
convertible makes me think more of a Mustang... :think:

rjluna2 US

2022-06-27 16:35

Baube wrote I can't drive 55 ... :D
convertible makes me think more of a Mustang... :think:

Very possible, Baube :think:

commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1983_Ford_Mustang_Convertible_(10040991093).jpg

mike962 DE

2022-07-07 20:49

new Bluray set released in US

Link to "www.blu-ray.com"

rjluna2 US

2022-07-10 19:54

"There's Always a Catch" (#2.09)

Background vehicles:
[Image: a2_09_van_27_57.jpg]
van - [*][*] (BAR came up empty)

[Image: a2_09_buick_37_45.jpg]
Buick Regal (?) - [*]

Internet Movie Light Bulb Database:
[Image: thumb_a2_09_imlbdb_11_50.jpg]

rjluna2 US

2022-08-07 17:41

3 pictures were validated.

"Water, Water Everywhere" (#2.10)

Internet Movie Light Bulb Database: The A-Team (2.10)

-- Last edit: 2022-08-10 20:38:02

Baube QC

2022-08-07 18:58

rjluna2 wrote "Water, Water Everywhere" (#2.10)

https://youtu.be/DFa_oIuRDQ8?t=64 .... :D

rjluna2 US

2022-09-18 17:56

7 pictures were validated.

"Steel" (#2.11)

Background vehicles:
[Image: a2_11_1967fseries_18_42.jpg] [Image: a2_11_accord_18_42.jpg] [Image: a2_11_goldcar_18_44.jpg] [Image: a2_11_porsche_23_16.jpg]
1967 Ford F-350, Honda Accord (?), AMC Concord (?), and Porsche.

Internet Movie Light Bulb Database: The A-Team (2.11)

-- Last edit: 2022-09-20 22:28:19

opal TH

2022-09-18 20:15

The bus already listed: /vehicle_79721-Minibus-1966.html

rjluna2 US

2022-09-19 16:23

opal wrote The bus already listed: /vehicle_79721-Minibus-1966.html

Thanks, opal :)

rjluna2 US

2022-10-16 17:42

16 pictures were validated.

"The White Ballot" (#2.12)

rjluna2 US

2022-11-13 17:39

10 pictures were validated.

"The Maltese Cow" (#2.13)

Background vehicles:
[Image: a2_13_greek_03_07.jpg] [Image: a2_13_greek_03_10.jpg]
Greek traffic.

[Image: a2_13_1975caprice_21_48.jpg]
1975-76 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Custom Coupe.

Internet Movie Light Bulb Database: The A-Team (2.13)

rjluna2 US

2022-12-10 21:15

"In Plane Sight" (#2.14)

Background vehicle:
[Image: a2_14_background_21_24.jpg]

rjluna2 US

2022-12-26 18:35

"The Battle of Bel Air" (#2.15)

Vehicles were rejected by the administrator:
[Image: a2_15_limo_34_32.jpg] [Image: a2_15_mercedes_23_59.jpg] [Image: a2_15_mopar_05_37.jpg] [Image: a2_15_rover_23_54.jpg]
Limousine, Mercedes-Benz, possible Dodge Magnum, and Rover.

Background vehicles:
[Image: a2_15_aerial_24_08.jpg]

Internet Movie Computer Database: The A-Team (2.15)
Internet Movie Light Bulb Database:
[Image: thumb_a2_15_imlbdb_39_48.jpg]

-- Last edit: 2022-12-27 14:19:47

night cub US

2022-12-26 22:36

All were too small. Fine for comments.

rjluna2 US

2022-12-27 14:20

/movie.php?id=84967#Comment3293480 has been updated.

rjluna2 US

2023-01-11 19:24

8 pictures were validated.

"Say It with Bullets" (#2.16)

Background vehicles:
[Image: a2_16_tanks_32_01.jpg]
Tanks

Internet Movie Light Bulb Database: The A-Team (2.16)

Animatronixx DE

2023-02-04 20:35

@rjluna2: You're the expert - I consider purchasing the entire series in order to find an occasional escape from everyday stress... I hardly ever watched an episode before as we didn't have commercial TV at home back then, but remember "The Taxicab Wars" (watched it at a schoolmate's home) and quite liked it as classic US popcorn entertainment. Based on this - would you say "yeah, go ahead, that's a typical A-Team episode" or rather "Beware! (Many) other episodes are totally different and you may regret buying it"? I'm a bit cautious, because I also loved The Fall Guy back in the day, but rediscovering it decades later was a major(s) disappointment...

mike962 DE

2023-02-04 20:46

AnimatronixX wrote I hardly ever watched an episode before as we didn't have commercial TV at home back then, but remember "The Taxicab Wars" (watched it at a schoolmate's home) and quite liked it as classic US popcorn entertainment. Based on this - would you say "yeah, go ahead, that's a typical A-Team episode" or rather "Beware! (Many) other episodes are totally different and you may regret buying it"? I'm a bit cautious, because I also loved The Fall Guy back in the day, but rediscovering it decades later was a major(s) disappointment...


A-team is very fomulaic in the first 3 seasons, A-team comes to the rescue (usually hired) of blue collar people opressed and terrorized by thugs

Season 4 they do get more into the background of A-team members like BA's mother, Faceman's father and so and we get guest roles from C-list celebraties like Hulk Hogan and Boy George, we also get variety in plots , like in one episode Murdock is kidnapped by robbers who want to use him to fly helicopter in a heist

Season 5 is where the show was rewamp, Frankie was added to the mix and now the A-team instead of helping blue collar people they became General Stockwel's forced hired muscle for his secretive missions

I can suggest some other 80s' TV shows you might try

- Street Hawk (13 episodes and IMO much better than Knight Rider)
- Hardcastle and McCormik, this one actually has a proper series finale
- Sledge Hammer , over the top comedy , lasted 2 seasons
- Captain Power and the soldiers of the Future, on the surface a kids show but it's much more deep that that, Cyberpunk elements
- Stingray, secretive guy with many skills does jobs for favours instead of money, really good variety in plots and directing styles from episode to episode, lasted about 25 episodes
- Max Headroom, another cyberpunk TV show referenced in Back to the Future 2 , lasted 14 episodes
- Hunter, first 3 seasons only, a TV version of Dirty Harry
- Miami Vice, first 3 seasons...
- MacGyver , first 4 seasons
- Riptide , another Stephen J Cannell action comedy show
- Moonlighting, Bruce Willis and Cybil Sheppard in a detective comedy, lots of breaking the fourth wall later in the series


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rjluna2 US

2023-02-04 21:11

AnimatronixX wrote @rjluna2: You're the expert - I consider purchasing the entire series in order to find an occasional escape from everyday stress... I hardly ever watched an episode before as we didn't have commercial TV at home back then, but remember "The Taxicab Wars" (watched it at a schoolmate's home) and quite liked it as classic US popcorn entertainment. Based on this - would you say "yeah, go ahead, that's a typical A-Team episode" or rather "Beware! (Many) other episodes are totally different and you may regret buying it"? I'm a bit cautious, because I also loved The Fall Guy back in the day, but rediscovering it decades later was a major(s) disappointment...

Danke, AnimatronixX :)

My attempted to assemble the story and dissect different vehicles that seemly the same vehicles (but they are not) is my part of the task here. I have mild functioning autism and that's why I manage to make this possible here.

rjluna2 US

2023-02-04 21:19

One picture was validated.

"Pure-Dee Poison" (#2.17)

Background vehicles:
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1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI

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Parked vehicles.

Animatronixx DE

2023-02-04 22:05

Wow, double-decker embarrassment! Bit overworked lately, aren't I? :D Thanks @rjluna2, I wasn't aware, but definitely appreciate your meticulous work here! :)

And thanks @mike962 for the excellent reply! :king: That was very helpful and exactly what I was hoping for - I apologize for not mentioning you as well, even though I actually know your recommendations have been golden in the past! :) Sounds like I'm going to order the DVDs, hoping the Murdoch character won't get on my nerves too much, and maybe just disregard season 5 or even watch it in the end - this will keep me busy for the next 3 years, I guess, because I'm very slow with watching anything at all. Thus, all the other shows you mentioned may be something for the distant future... I know Riptide (wasn't a favourite of mine) and recently watched an episode on Youtube, but none of the characters convinced me. And Miami Vice, which I didn't like at all back then, even though Crockett's Theme is a memorable part of my youth. I know of at least some of the other shows you mentioned, but probably never even watched a single episode. So much stuff, so little time - that's why I ask questions like that, because it's always a long-time commitment. ;)

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rjluna2 US

2023-02-04 22:16

Enjoy your time, AnimatronixX :beer:

mike962 DE

2023-02-08 22:07

AnimatronixX wrote Thus, all the other shows you mentioned may be something for the distant future... I know Riptide (wasn't a favourite of mine) and recently watched an episode on Youtube, but none of the characters convinced me. And Miami Vice, which I didn't like at all back then, even though Crockett's Theme is a memorable part of my youth. I know of at least some of the other shows you mentioned, but probably never even watched a single episode. So much stuff, so little time - that's why I ask questions like that, because it's always a long-time commitment. ;)


try Street Hawk first only 13 episodes so you can go thru quickly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c_-KvMTOOc

The bike has super peformace but is not sentient ,Jesse talks to his buddy Norman Tuttle instead of the bike. What rocks in this show is the Tangerine Dream soundtrack used thru the series, the stunts, there are onscreen killings here unlike the sanititized Knight Rider... and IMO Rex Smith is a better actor than The Hoff. What isn't that great is the quite big difference in episode quality. You have ep 2 "A Second self" one of the very best episodes in the series (maybe the best, young Geoge Clooney guest starred) followed by ep 3 one of the worst of series, then ep 4 "Vegas Run" again one of the very best of the series (Sybil Danning guest starred ) , followed by ep 5. again one of the very worst.... then ep 6 again a very good episode and then it's started to even out until the end, heck it's almost like the STAR TREK movies fomula, odds = bad, even = good :D :p

and because the show was short lived it never jumped the shark !!, there was no evil Street Hawk (Ala KARR or Airwolf 2) sudden cast changes or tonal shifts or crap like that

there are some 80s shows I could mention but IMO probably (for me at least) not as entertaining as the ones I already mentioned

- Spenser For Hire, 3 sesons, this is primarily a detective show solving complex crime cases, has some action scenes occassionally , often aired on germn TV , nice location shooting and Hawk was a cool character (played by Avery Brooks)
- Remington Steel, pre fame Pierce Brosnan, another detective show, avoid last season, it ruined it
- TJ Hooker , the Shatner as badass street cop, best seasons 3 and 4 when young Heather Locklear and James Darren was added to the cast , but you are better off with the first 3 seasons of Hunter , it's the better cop show in every way
- Scarecrow and Mrs. King , espionage comedy with Bruce Boxleitner and Kate Jackson , lasted 4 seasons

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rjluna2 US

2023-03-08 19:27

2 pictures were validated.

"It's a Desert Out There" (#2.18)

rjluna2 US

2023-05-14 16:55

9 pictures were validated.

"Chopping Spree" (#2.19)

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Aerial view, bikes, Dodge/Plymouth Colt, Plymouth Duster, Dodge Omni/Plymouth Horizon, Ford Mustang II, and Volvo.

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Antique car display.

rjluna2 US

2023-07-15 17:01

2 pictures were validated.

"Harder Than It Looks" (#2.20)

Internet Movie Light Bulb Database:
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rjluna2 US

2023-08-19 20:46

4 pictures were validated.

"Deadly Maneuvers" (#2.21)

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[Image: thumb_a2_21_imlbdb_16_42.jpg]

rjluna2 US

2023-09-16 19:51

2 pictures were validated.

"Semi-Friendly Persuasion" (#2.22)

Background vehicle:
[Image: a2_22_camper_06_38.jpg]
Camper

Internet Movie Light Bulb Database: The A-Team (2.22)

rjluna2 US

2023-10-29 16:05

One picture was validated.

"Curtain Call" (#2.23)

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1982 Ford Bronco XLT - [*][*]

Internet Movie Light Bulb Database: The A-Team (2.23)

rjluna2 US

2023-11-01 19:21

Season 2 completed.

rjluna2 US

2023-12-10 15:43

One picture was validated.

"Bullets and Bikinis" (#3.01)

Internet Movie Light Bulb Database: The A-Team (3.01)

rjluna2 US

2023-12-28 13:33

4 pictures were validated.

"The Bend in the River" (#3.02) (2-Hour Version)

Internet Movie Light Bulb Database: The A-Team (3.02)

rjluna2 US

2024-01-02 17:17

6 pictures were validated.

"Fire" (#3.04)

Background vehicles:
[Image: a3_04_quad_34_31.jpg]
1982 Chevrolet Camaro, 1981 or later Ford Escort, Toyota Celica, and Datsun Z-Series

Internet Movie Light Bulb Database: The A-Team (3.04)

rjluna2 US

2024-01-20 19:59

4 pictures were validated.

"Timber!" (#3.05)

Old tractor - [*][*]:
[Image: a3_05_oldtractor_24_38.jpg] [Image: a3_05_oldtractor_25_07.jpg] [Image: a3_05_oldtractor_26_09.jpg] [Image: a3_05_oldtractor_26_12.jpg]

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Hyster forklift.

[Image: a3_05_4wd_35_09.jpg] [Image: a3_05_1974maverick_06_11.jpg] [Image: a3_05_1977estate_06_43.jpg] [Image: a3_05_hatchback_05_59.jpg] [Image: a3_05_mb_06_40.jpg]
Possible Dodge W-Series, 1974 Ford Maverick, Chevrolet Caprice Estate, hatchback, Mercedes-Benz

Internet Movie Used Car Ad Paper Database:
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Baube QC

2024-01-20 22:54

rjluna2 wrote [Image: a3_05_1974maverick_06_11.jpg]

" you can keep the newspaper..they're already paying me $200 only to sit here and watch traffic.. " :D

rjluna2 US

2024-01-21 17:54

:lol:

rjluna2 US

2024-01-21 18:00

I have added one more vehicle here per comment at /vehicle_1535522-BMW-320i-E21-1977.html#Comment3489541

rjluna2 US

2024-03-02 21:12

12 pictures were validated.

"Double Heat" (#3.06)

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rjluna2 US

2024-04-14 16:17

12 out of 15 pictures were validated.

"Trouble on Wheels" (#3.07)

Vehicles rejected by the administrator:
1983 Ford Econoline SuperVan - [*]
[Image: a3_07_trio_46_45.jpg]

Chrysler B-Body (?) - [*][*]
[Image: a3_07_trio_46_45.jpg] [Image: a3_07_bbody_46_46.jpg] [Image: a3_07_bbody_46_51.jpg] [Image: a3_07_bbody_46_58.jpg]

Toyota Van - [*]
[Image: a3_07_toyotavan_42_54.jpg]

Background vehicles:
Supposed to be /vehicle_123232-Oldsmobile-Custom-Cruiser-1984.html
[Image: a3_07_mercury_04_06.jpg]
Mercury - [*][*]

Others:
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Internet Movie Light Bulb Database: The A-Team (3.07)

rjluna2 US

2024-05-26 17:19

1 picture was validated.

"The Island" (#3.08)

Background vehicles:
[Image: a3_08_parked_11_33.jpg]

Internet Movie Light Bulb Database: The A-Team (3.08)

rjluna2 US

2024-06-19 21:29

4 pictures were validated.

"Showdown!" (#3.09)

Background vehicle:
[Image: a3_09_truck_39_02.jpg]
[*][*] (with WaltCo tail lift)

[Image: a3_09_truck_39_07.jpg]
[*][*]

[*]:
[Image: a3_09_1970camaro_26_52.jpg] [Image: a3_09_gmpickup_04_03.jpg]
1970 Chevrolet Camaro and 1981 or later GM based C-Series Crew Cab

Internet Movie Light Bulb Database: The A-Team (3.09)

rjluna2 US

2024-07-07 15:59

5 pictures were validated.

"Sheriffs of Rivertown" (#3.10)

BA Baracus power electric drill:
[Image: a3_10_drill_40_09.jpg]

Internet Movie Light Bulb Database: The A-Team (3.10)

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