The A-Team 5 Seasons 1986

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Season 5
(65) IMDb 6.1/10

4. Quarterback Sneak TV-NR CC

The A-Team arranges an exhibition football game to free a famous biochemist in East Berlin. Guest star: Joe Namath.

Starring:
George Peppard, Dirk Benedict
Runtime:
49 minutes
Original air date:
October 17, 1986

Quarterback Sneak

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Season 5

Product Details

Genres Adventure, Action
Director Craig R. Baxley
Starring George Peppard, Dirk Benedict
Supporting actors Dwight Schultz, Eddie Velez, Mr. T, Robert Vaughn, Joe Namath, Alan Autry, Jim Brown, Bo Brundin, Judy Geeson, Judith Ledford, John Matuszak, Ray Reinhardt, Lyman Ward, Anna Rapagna, Peter Frankland, Frank Holms, Michele Hart, Marlon McGann
Season year 1987
Network NBCUniversal
Producers John Ashley, Tom Blomquist, Rob Bowman, Stephen J. Cannell, Alan Cassidy, Frank Lupo, Jo Swerling Jr.
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Customer Reviews

At least with a DVD they can be viewed in the correct order.
William F. Worth, Jr.
I was only a kid when it was aired, so didn't remember much, but when I watched it daily about 7 or 8 years ago, I loved it.
Rose
I love the first four seasons and I just received the fifth season and the episodes I have seen are really good.
L. Capuano

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Sparky on November 17, 2006
Format: DVD
Season Five of The A-Team often gets bashed, and to some degree it's warranted. The A-Team joining forces with General Stockwell holding them by the leash was awful since it never went anywhere. These guys are suppose to be soldiers of fortune, outlaws for hire who play by their own rules, and now they're being controlled by someone else. Then they added in Frankie Santana and forced him into a more prominent role than some other Team members. I could see Frankie in an Amy or Tonya recurring role, but he got too much attention for my tastes. The Simpsons once spoofed the fact that TV shows tend to add in new characters when they're desparate and that's exactly how Frankie and Stockwell came off.

To top it off, some of the stories were awful and the production quality was horrible. I know the production continuity wasn't perfect by any means during the other seasons, but it just seemed like they started to give up altogether. The final episode, The Grey Team, was down right awful. Come on, you got Frankie and B.A. running scared of a bunch of old folks? B.A.?! Watch the part where the car goes flying through the air then it cuts to a shot of the car dropping straight down. Bad...really bad production.

But for all the negatives, there were positives. While some of the stories were bad, I thought some were excellent, too. The opening threesome of The A-Team's capture, trial, and escape was very well done. The episode where Face learns about his dying father and his sister is another one I liked. It's that kind of character development, learning more about their backgrounds and tying up loose ends that really lacked in the first four seasons, and that was very refreshing to see.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Steven Hancock on March 30, 2007
Format: DVD
With "The A-Team: Season Five - The Final Season" on DVD, you can enjoy the final thirteen episodes of one of television's greatest action shows. However, this was definitely the worst season of the show. This doesn't mean that the final season is horrible, but it's nowhere near as good as it had been in previous seasons. The format of the final season is drastically different. The tone of the show is dark this time around, and even the humor cannot hide this fact. Even the season's best episode, "The Say U.N.C.L.E. Affair," is very dark, and has one of the few instances of a character actually dying ON camera.

The whole idea of the A-Team working for a top-secret organization within the U.S. government never really works. The Stockwell character is useless for the most part, and Frankie Santana is one of the most annoying characters I've ever seen on a T.V. show. But still, there were some good episodes, such as "Trial by Fire" (which features one of the greatest Murdock moments ever), the aforementioned "Say U.N.C.L.E. Affair," and the exciting, hilarious penultimate episode of the show, "The Grey Team." Overall, this was a decent ending to one of television's greatest shows. Fans of the show will enjoy it.

Program/DVD Grade: B
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Taheen Lopez on January 25, 2008
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This abbreviated 1986-87 Season of The A-Team was the worst season of them all since this was the season when this show took a major nose-dive since the team makes a big transition from being for hire and on the run from the Army to being assigned to a mission by Gen. Stockwell(Robert Vaughn), which the team seemed to despise leaving kind of love hate relationship with Stockwell, which made the show kind of cheesy and less interesting and less sophisticated with less action than the first 4 seasons along with the fact that this was the season when the ratings went down the toilet since everything on this action-packed show started going stale and ran out of steam with no sufficient new ideas making it obvious by the Winter of 1987 that this show wasn't going in the right direction either which resulted in NBC cancelling the A-TEAM in the Spring of 1987.

Therefore, you could say that Stockwell killed the thunder and popularity of this show causing it to go stale, since the team being for hire and on the run from the military is part of what made The A-Team so popular during the first 4 years of that show, but since Stockwell captured the A-Team in the Fifth Season, it was like the team was kissing up to him ever since in order to keep the military from continuing to attempt catching them, but the A-Team would always seem to be so reluctant going on whatever mission Stockwell assigned them, unlike the case in the first 4 seasons, because for instance, whenever the A-Team got hired after Hannibal would do a screening out process interview with each client who wanted to hire the A-Team in the first 4 years of that show.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Michael W. Wilson on January 10, 2007
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The A-Team was a cartoon of sorts. Few people died, and few were injured from the thousands of rounds of ammo used each show. It morphed many times. Original show had a female member. She was removed to make it more 'macho.' Then, by the end of the fourth season, someone thought it would be a good idea to have the guys work for the government. General Stockwell I understood, but not Dishpan Samtana. The show suffered and died. Only real regret is that that a 'final show,' was not done with the official pardons given. Two shows that Dirk Benedict starred that did not get a final wrap. A-Team and Battlestar Gallactica.
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