The A-Team 1.03 Children of Jamestown (1983, TV) – 5/10 review

George Peppard: John "Hannibal" Smith
Dirk Benedict: Templeton "Face" Peck
Melinda Culea: Amy Amanda Allen
Dwight Schultz: "Howling Mad" Murdock
Mr. T: B.A. Baracus
Co-Executive Producer: Frank Lupo
Writer (Series’ Creator): Frank Lupo
Writer (Series’ Creator): Stephen J. Cannell
Gerrit Graham:
Ron Hayes:
John Saxon: Martin James
John Carter:
Writer: Stephen J. Cannell
Director: Christian I. Nyby II
Second Unit Director: Craig R. Baxley

A-Team, The 1.03 Children of Jamestown (1983)

The A-Team is hired to rescue Sheila Rogers, a young girl who has been brainwashed into a religious cult. Brilliantly, they manage to get themselves captured in the escape.

5/10

The A-Team starts here with the opening narration, the van and Dirk Benedict in the cast. Annoyingly, it’s rather decent fun. Annoying, as it’s weakly scripted and writer Stephen J. Cannell has already run out of ideas and resorted to insanity instead of character. John Saxon has the unfortunate responsibility of carrying off the loopy reverend but his stunt double does deliver an hilarious comeuppance by being propelled out of a jeep. The team themselves are fine with a really nice moment where they join hands in support to lift Amy’s spirits and another nice detail when Hannibal cleans a Bible before leaving for the end credits.

Classified PG by BBFC. Parental Guidance.

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