The A-Team/A Small and Deadly War

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A Small and Deadly War
Season 1, Episode 5
Airdate February 15, 1983
Production Number 1105
Written by Frank Lupo
Directed by Ron Satlof
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A Small and Deadly War is the fifth episode of the first season of The A-Team.

Starring: George Peppard (John Smith), Dirk Benedict (Templeton Peck), Melinda Culea (Amy Allen), Dwight Schultz (H.M. Murdock)

and Mr. T (Bosco "B.A." Baracus)

Guest Stars: Jack Ging (Captain Stark), Dean Stockwell (Officer Collins), Norman Alden (Ed Maloney)

and Al White (Steve Meadows)

Co-Starring: Fil Formicola (Shaeffer), Carol Baxter (Nurse), East Carlo (Delgado), Lew Palter (Desk Sergeant), Rhonda Shear (Bonnie Webb)

Featuring: Dave Morick (Mickey), Connie Downing (Waitress)


Plot Overview

The A-Team takes on one of its rare assignments.Working with a Police Inspector.The Inspector Maloney has evidence against some crooked Police officer.These Cops are members of SWAT Team unit.The are committing various crime including murder for money.Maloney was confronted by these crooked cops in an alley,about his evidence.Though they do not say anything incriminating to him,they show him a picture of his family(as a warning against turning in his evidence).Fearing for his families safety,Maloney contacts the A-Team,who are a little weary about taking on a job with a Police Officer.They do anyway.Their plan is to get one of the SWAT Team cops to turn on his fellow members.Doing this will not be easy since those cops are a tight-knit group.The A-Team will find a way though.


Arc Advancement


The A-Team sets up a surprize for Starks men when the crooked cops are given an assassination job.The A-Team surprizes them.Murdocks crazy laugh as the Team drives away after warning the crooked cops.




The Show

This episode marks the first appearance of Jack Ging. He would play two different characters in later episodes.

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments

Murdocks crazy laugh as the team drives away in the van.