The A-Team Takes Manhattan by Storm (Back in 1983)

Posted on: June 14th, 2010 at 10:33 am by

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In honor of the new A-Team feature-film remake, which debuted at the box office this past weekend, it seems apropos to flashback to the 1983 episode entitled “The Out-of-Towners.” In this particular episode, the fearless foursome of John “Hannibal” Smith, “Howling Mad” Murdock, B.A. Baracus, and Templeton “Faceman” Peck mobilize to save Delancey Street shopkeepers from a group of thugs.

The episode draws on the standard “New York” elements to set the scene – parking tickets, rude passengers in taxis, and garbage trucks. Aside from that, though,the story could have taken place just about anywhere. In fact, looking at some still images from the episode, it becomes pretty clear that, other than stock B-roll, almost nothing was shot in the city. Our memories may be foggy, but even in 1983, Manhattan didn’t have palm trees.

Here are some more stills from the episode:

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