I am way into The A-Team!
I'm now watching Season 4 from my DVD collection.
This show was brilliantly done and eventually a lot of other popular actors from other acclaimed series and even movies and music notaries wanted to make guest appearances on the show.
I'm also going to go and see the movie again.
You could almost make the movie fit the timeline of the show as well.
In Season 5, The A-Team is cleared of their Vietnam War crime charges I believe, and they become covert government operatives.
They might have been ordered to stand down after working for Stockwell and ordered not to associate with one-another.
Then in the movie, years later, they inadvertently re-unite, as Hannibal and Face ignore orders and are obviously bounty hunters, and then B.A. runs into them in Mexico and they are only pretending to have just met each other when they go back into action against the Mexican drug cartel. Then when they need "the best pilot," who else are they referred to but Murdock?
When the alpha team is back in action together, the CIA co-opts them and puts them into action again in Iraq, and they're set-up all over again - by another Lynch. (The original Colonel Lynch from the TV show was actually in command of the military stockade that Hannibal busted out of, embarassing him and erasing the chances of him ever being promoted to General, thus the grudge. Decker and Briggs had similar stories, but Decker had been a particularly harsh commander (and butcher?) in Vietnam and was the most dangerous.)
Anyway Foo, I love The A-Team.
I just watched a 4th season episode where The Team goes to Chicago to stay with B.A.'s mom to organize the tenants of her apartment building to resist a street gang who has moved in to devaluate the property so the owner would sell-out to a big time real estate developer.
This is one of the few times we meet the Team's family.
I think we saw Hannibal's mother when the team went to a nursing home facility and the older ladies' sewing class helped the team get together costumes or something or another they needed made for a case they had taken.
B.A.'s mom was introduced in 4th season.
Face was an orphan, but we met the Catholic priest who raised him on several occasions and I think the Team worked a charity case for the orphanage and their football program of which Face got B.A. involved coaching the defense on. (Face was the offensive co-ordinator).
Murdock's family wasn't ever seen really, but he had various mental health doctors over the seasons, most of whom he turned crazy. He also got a girlfriend, that veterinarian that saved him when bounty hunters went after the reward for the A-Team. She visits him at the mental institution but knows he's not actually crazy. Hannibal is the only member of the Team who is also sure of that.
In the movie, I love that the endgame plan was actually Faceman's for a different twist. That was a pretty elaborate ruse with the container crates shifting, really well-done!
The A-Team is awesome.