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The A-Team (2010)

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A group of Iraq War veterans look to clear their name with the U.S. Military, who suspect the four men of committing a crime for which they were framed.

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Joe Carnahan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam Neeson ... Hannibal
Bradley Cooper ... Face
Jessica Biel ... Charissa Sosa
Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson ... B.A. Baracus
Sharlto Copley ... Murdock
Patrick Wilson ... Lynch
Gerald McRaney ... General Morrison
Henry Czerny ... Director McCready
Yul Vazquez ... General Javier Tuco (as Yul Vázquez)
Brian Bloom ... Pike
Maury Sterling ... Gammons
Terry Chen ... Ravech
Omari Hardwick ... Chopshop Jay
David Hugghins ... Oskar Shunt
Jacob Blair ... Agent Blair
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Storyline

Four American soldiers who are in Iraq are sent on a mission to recover plates for printing 100 dollar bills that were used to print a billion dollars. After doing the job and returning to the base their commanding officer is killed in an explosion and the plates are stolen by another operative. They would be court martialed and sent to different prisons. 6 months later, the leader, Hannibal Smith is visited by a CIA spook who tells him he knows where the man who took the plates is and wants him and his men to recover it. So he helps him escape and he breaks out the others and they go after the plates. But after doing it, they discover that the spook might not be ok. And a military intelligence officer who was involved with one of them is pursuing them. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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There Is No Plan B...They Don't Need One. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence throughout, language and smoking | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The ship at the end of the movie is called "Die Vergeltung", which is German for "the retribution". See more »

Goofs

Commissioned officers are not "Dishonorably Discharged" from the service, they are "Dismissed." While the effect is the same, the terminology is different. Of the four A-Team members, only Sergeant B.A. Baracus - the sole enlisted member of the team - would receive a Dishonorable Discharge. See more »

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Sgt. Bosco 'B.A.' Baracus: [from trailer] I'm BA, and you're gonna be unconcious.
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Crazy Credits

The The A-Team (1983) theme song plays at the end of the closing credits. See more »

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Extended version adds 15 minutes of additional scenes. See more »

Connections

References The Phantom of the Opera (2004) See more »

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I Got Mine
Written by Dan Auerbach and Patrick J. Carney (as Patrick Carney)
Performed by The Black Keys
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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A+Team
21 June 2010 | by Mash-the-stampedeSee all my reviews

Being a fan of the 80's television series as a child, naturally I was pretty excited 3 or 4 years ago when i heard about a possible 'A-Team' feature film. Back then, I believe the rumoured cast included Bruce Willis and possibly Jim Carrey??? The years went by until about a year ago I saw a picture of the current A-team cast in "EMPIRE" magazine....what - no Mr T????? OUTRAGE!!!

I was disappointed in the least and my eagerness and enthusiasm for an "up-dated' version of a beloved classic jumped out the window and died! Then, 2010 roles upon us and the trailers for the film hit the internet and cinemas but still - it didn't grab me. It looked tacky, un-original(well it's Hollywood and a re-make so it still kind of is), with totally over-the-top and overblown Micheal Bay-style action sequences and not a single trace of any whit or plot visible!

If it was not for my Dad (also an avid fan of the show) offering to pay for me, I probably would not have bothered seeing the film. Well...not at the cinemas anyway.

We watched the film last night and i have to say, it was definitely better than I was expecting. It was actually and surprisingly very good! I was fearing all my fond memories of my favourite characters such as 'B.A. Barachus' and 'Mad Murdoch' would be spat on and watered-down into ironic cliché versions of what they originally were - instead, I was treated to a clever and accurate modernisation of one of the best T.V. shows of the 80's!

The main concept for A-team to work is all about a successful interpretation of the characters. If the characters aren't right - the film will fall flat and will only be branded as A-team by name alone, nothing more than a cash-in on the name. Fortunetly the characters, although played by different actors - are successfully updated and portrayed and still somehow feel the same as the originals with the humour and witty dialogue still there in spades!

The cast did a fine job in their respective roles especially South African actor Sharlto Copley as 'Howling mad Murdoch'! He was hilarious and out of all the cast - resembled his 80's counterpart most accurately in his appearance. Quinton Jackson, although not quite Mr T - still managed to portray a descent portrayal of 'B.A' and although I don't recall him saying his famous catch-phrase more than once, he made up for it with his witty tattoos! I thoroughly enjoyed the back-story to his fear of flying!!!

The action scenes (as obvious from the trailers) are pretty big and impressive which is normal by today's standards. Lot's of explosions, gun/fist fights and airplane chases a-plenty fill the plot (yes...there is actually a plot) in nicely. None of the action sequences are drawn out too long and although some of the scenes suffer a bit from a little too much CGI, shaky-cam and quick cuts making visibility difficult and a bit muddled, still doesn't take away from the film's overall entertainment value.

The plot is not overly complicated but it IS there and it is not completely dumbed-down and insulting to the viewers intellect. A perfect balance of action, story and humour make A-team a brilliant and successful up-dated film adaption that successfully brings The A-team into the new millennium yet doesn't tread over the original.

Thankfully the best bits aren't shown in the trailers and the film is most deserving of at least one more sequel!

I pity the fool who doesn't enjoy this film!


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Language:

English | Spanish | French | Swahili | German

Release Date:

11 June 2010 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,669,455, 13 June 2010

Gross USA:

$77,222,099

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$177,238,796
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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