Mexican Slayride - Part One

Series 1 - Episode 1 Mexican Slayride - Part One

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Review

If ever a show was reliant on formula, it was The A-Team. Each episode was the same: a person in need, a disguised Hannibal offering help, BA getting drugged so he can go on a plane, the baddies locking the team in a barn, the team making a tank out of cabbages and tin cans and the villains then getting captured in a hail of gunfire.

And so it proves in this pilot – with one difference: conman Face has an unfamiliar…well, face. Actor Tim Dunigan was deemed too young and was replaced for the series by the more familiar Dirk Benedict. As for whether the itself holds up – well, perhaps only as a noisy blast of nostalgia. Though kids may still enjoy the slam-bang spectacle and the Murdock/BA banter.

Summary

Part one of two. A reporter on the trail of the elusive gang enlists their help to rescue a colleague kidnapped by Mexican bandits. Mr T, George Peppard and Dirk Benedict star.

Cast & Crew

Sgt Bosco `BA' Baracus Mr T
Col John `Hannibal' Smith George Peppard
Face Dirk Benedict
Capt HM `Howling Mad' Murdock Dwight Schultz
Frankie `Dishpan' Santana Eddie Velez
Gen Hunt Stockwell Robert Vaughn
Director Rod Holcomb
Writer Stephen J Cannell
Writer Frank Lupo
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