History Film / TheATeam

17th Apr '18 9:40:42 AM timotaka
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* HowsYourBritishAccent: Murdock briefly puts on a South African accent. Sharlto Copley is actually from South Africa.
16th Apr '18 4:52:09 PM StarSword
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* OffOnATechnicality: [[spoiler:{{Inverted}} by Sosa's superiors, who send the A-Team ''back'' to prison on grounds that despite proving their innocence of the crimes they were originally convicted of, "it's still illegal to break out of jail."]]
16th Apr '18 4:48:29 PM StarSword
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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: In an early scene Agent Lynch, General Morrison, and Hannibal are meeting together and as Lynch leaves Morrison comments on the fact that he's wearing body armor in the command tent, implying that Lynch doesn't trust his own allies. Actually, Lynch's wearing body armor isn't unusual at all; military personnel in an active deployment zone are expected to wear their full gear at all times, even when they're just standing around in the command tent. (After all, one never knows when an attack might arrive.) The fact that Morrison and Smith ''aren't'' wearing their gear is more surprising.

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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: ArtisticLicenseMilitary:
** The F-15 GunshipRescue at the end of TheTeaser. In real life US planes aren't allowed to fire missiles over US territory without orders from the President.
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In an early scene Agent Lynch, General Morrison, and Hannibal are meeting together and as Lynch leaves Morrison comments on the fact that he's wearing body armor in the command tent, implying that Lynch doesn't trust his own allies. Actually, Lynch's wearing body armor isn't unusual at all; military personnel in an active deployment zone are expected to wear their full gear at all times, even when they're just standing around in the command tent. (After all, one never knows when an attack might arrive.) The fact that Morrison and Smith ''aren't'' wearing their gear is more surprising.surprising.
** Real [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Atomics_MQ-9_Reaper Reaper drones]] aren't armed with machine guns, only missiles, nor are they capable of the dogfighting-level maneuverability seen in the tank scene. They're designed for long loiter time in low-velocity flight, and are known to lose their connection to the satellite if they bank too hard to right or left.
16th Apr '18 11:36:48 AM Zuxtron
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%%* WindowPain: a LOT during the snatch-and-grab on the Arab in Germany.
15th Mar '18 4:45:24 AM MadAnthony94
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** At the end, Lynch is [[spoiler: replaced by another agent using the same codename]], which might be a reference to the many {{Suspiciously Similar Substitute}}s who showed up in the TV series after the Lynch character was retired in Season 3.
15th Mar '18 4:45:24 AM MadAnthony94
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28th Jan '18 11:49:14 PM Erivale
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* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: A group of CIA agents grab Pike, handcuff him, and put him in the back of a car. Suddenly one of the agents in the back seat decides to shoot Pike there in the car, much to the surprise of their leader Lynch. However he's so inexperienced that Pike, in a rare AffablyEvil moment, begins walking the agent through how to load and prepare his gun for use. ''Then'' the agent starts fiddling with a HollywoodSilencer, trying to put it on the wrong way, (and while the gun is pointing at himself) and insisting on calling it a silencer rather than a suppressor, despite Pike's attempts to correct him on the terminology. Then he lines up to shoot Pike in such a way that if his hand so much as twitches he'll be more likely to kill the agent on the other side of Pike instead. At that point, Pike gets so exasperated that he takes the gun away from the agent (he can do it because they [[HandyCuffs handcuffed him wrong]]) states that "it would be embarrassing to get killed by that guy" and hands the gun over to the other agent in the hopes that the second agent will be more competent and allow him to die with some dignity. Amazingly, the other guy manages to top the first by answering his cell phone while he's holding the gun, and winds up holding the phone to one side of his face while pressing the loaded, ready to fire gun against the other side. At this point even Lynch, who is constantly criticized for being a desk jockey with little to no real world experience, looks seriously disturbed by the morons on his team. This is all going on in a moving vehicle too, adding to the likelihood of an IJustShotMarvinInTheFace moment.
-->'''Pike:''' You've handled a gun like that before? And you're still alive? That's amazing to me.


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* RecklessGunUsage: A group of CIA agents grab Pike, handcuff him, and put him in the back of a car. Suddenly one of the agents in the back seat decides to shoot Pike there in the car, much to the surprise of their leader Lynch. However he's so inexperienced that Pike, in a rare AffablyEvil moment, begins walking the agent through how to load and prepare his gun for use. ''Then'' the agent starts fiddling with a HollywoodSilencer, trying to put it on the wrong way, (and while the gun is pointing at himself) and insisting on calling it a silencer rather than a suppressor, despite Pike's attempts to correct him on the terminology. Then he lines up to shoot Pike in such a way that if his hand so much as twitches he'll be more likely to kill the agent on the other side of Pike instead. At that point, Pike gets so exasperated that he takes the gun away from the agent (he can do it because they [[HandyCuffs handcuffed him wrong]]) states that "it would be embarrassing to get killed by that guy" and hands the gun over to the other agent in the hopes that the second agent will be more competent and allow him to die with some dignity. Amazingly, the other guy manages to top the first by answering his cell phone while he's holding the gun, and winds up holding the phone to one side of his face while pressing the loaded, ready to fire gun against the other side. At this point even Lynch, who is constantly criticized for being a desk jockey with little to no real world experience, looks seriously disturbed by the morons on his team. This is all going on in a moving vehicle too, adding to the likelihood of an IJustShotMarvinInTheFace moment.
-->'''Pike:''' You've handled a gun like that before? And you're still alive? That's amazing to me.
27th Jan '18 5:44:21 AM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:350:From left: Face, B.A. Baracus, Murdock and Hannibal.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:From left: [[caption-width-right:350:L - R: Face, B.A. Baracus, Murdock and Hannibal.]]
25th Jan '18 10:05:11 PM DLMaximum1
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The film follows the RagTagBunchOfMisfits from their roots when they come together pulling off a mission against a drug lord in Mexico. They become a legendary "crack commando team" running operations that regular military teams can't do. [[ColonelBadass Col. John "Hannibal" Smith]] (Creator/LiamNeeson) is the leader, the Man with the Plan. Templeton "Face" Peck (Creator/BradleyCooper) is the [[TheCasanova charmer]], point man and [[TheLancer has been with Hannibal longer than the rest]]. Bosch "B.A." Barracus (Quinton Jackson) is the [[GeniusBruiser machine savvy]] [[ScaryBlackMan bruiser]] of the team. And "Howling Mad" Murdock (Creator/SharltoCopley) is their (possibly [[CrazyAwesome insane]]) AcePilot.

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The film follows the RagTagBunchOfMisfits from their roots when they come together pulling off a mission against a drug lord in Mexico. They become a legendary "crack commando team" running operations that regular military teams can't do. [[ColonelBadass Col. John "Hannibal" Smith]] (Creator/LiamNeeson) is the leader, the Man with the Plan. Lt. Templeton "Face" Peck (Creator/BradleyCooper) is the [[TheCasanova charmer]], point man and [[TheLancer has been with Hannibal longer than the rest]]. Bosch Cpl. Bosco "B.A." Barracus Baracus (Quinton Jackson) is the [[GeniusBruiser machine savvy]] [[ScaryBlackMan bruiser]] of the team. And Capt. H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock (Creator/SharltoCopley) is their (possibly [[CrazyAwesome insane]]) AcePilot.



* ActionPrologue: Also explains how the A-Team comes together, detailing Hannibal recruiting BA and Murdock to rescue Face.
* AdaptationalVillainy: [[spoiler:Lynch.]] In the series he was more of a HeroAntagonist. He was a good soldier who honestly believed that the A-Team were dangerous criminals who needed to be stopped. In the movie he's a DirtyCop and a true villain.

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* ActionPrologue: Also explains how the A-Team comes together, detailing Hannibal recruiting BA B.A. and Murdock to rescue Face.
* AdaptationalVillainy: [[spoiler:Lynch.]] In the series series, he was more of a HeroAntagonist. He was a good soldier who honestly believed that the A-Team were dangerous criminals who needed to be stopped. In the movie movie, he's a DirtyCop and a true villain.



* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: A group of CIA agents grab Pike, handcuff him, and put him in the back of a car. Suddenly one of the agents in the back seat decides to shoot Pike there in the car, much to the surprise of their leader Lynch. However he's so inexperienced that Pike, in a rare AffablyEvil moment, begins walking the agent through how to load and prepare his gun for use. ''Then'' the agent starts fiddling with a HollywoodSilencer, trying to put it on the wrong way, (and while the gun is pointing at himself) and insisting on calling it a silencer rather than a suppressor, despite Pike's attempts to correct him on the terminology. Then he lines up to shoot Pike in such a way that if his hand so much as twitches he'll be more likely to kill the agent on the other side of Pike instead. At that point Pike gets so exasperated that he takes the gun away from the agent, (he can do it because they [[HandyCuffs handcuffed him wrong]]) states that "it would be embarrassing to get killed by that guy" and hands the gun over to the other agent in the hopes that the second agent will be more competent and allow him to die with some dignity. Amazingly, the other guy manages to top the first by answering his cell phone while he's holding the gun, and winds up holding the phone to one side of his face while pressing the loaded, ready to fire gun against the other side. At this point even Lynch, who is constantly criticized for being a desk jockey with little to no real world experience, looks seriously disturbed by the morons on his team. This is all going on in a moving vehicle too, adding to the likelihood of an IJustShotMarvinInTheFace moment.

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* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: A group of CIA agents grab Pike, handcuff him, and put him in the back of a car. Suddenly one of the agents in the back seat decides to shoot Pike there in the car, much to the surprise of their leader Lynch. However he's so inexperienced that Pike, in a rare AffablyEvil moment, begins walking the agent through how to load and prepare his gun for use. ''Then'' the agent starts fiddling with a HollywoodSilencer, trying to put it on the wrong way, (and while the gun is pointing at himself) and insisting on calling it a silencer rather than a suppressor, despite Pike's attempts to correct him on the terminology. Then he lines up to shoot Pike in such a way that if his hand so much as twitches he'll be more likely to kill the agent on the other side of Pike instead. At that point point, Pike gets so exasperated that he takes the gun away from the agent, agent (he can do it because they [[HandyCuffs handcuffed him wrong]]) states that "it would be embarrassing to get killed by that guy" and hands the gun over to the other agent in the hopes that the second agent will be more competent and allow him to die with some dignity. Amazingly, the other guy manages to top the first by answering his cell phone while he's holding the gun, and winds up holding the phone to one side of his face while pressing the loaded, ready to fire gun against the other side. At this point even Lynch, who is constantly criticized for being a desk jockey with little to no real world experience, looks seriously disturbed by the morons on his team. This is all going on in a moving vehicle too, adding to the likelihood of an IJustShotMarvinInTheFace moment.



** While there is still a ''lot'' of gunfire, many people - random {{mook}} soldiers and main characters alike - actually do get shot, [[CreatorBacklash which B.A.'s TV portrayer Mr. T found it unacceptable in The A-Team media]]. Since this A-Team actually shoots to kill it isn't as extreme an example of the original TropeNamer.

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** While there is still a ''lot'' of gunfire, many people - random {{mook}} soldiers and main characters alike - actually do get shot, [[CreatorBacklash which B.A.'s TV portrayer Mr. T found it unacceptable in The A-Team media]]. Since this A-Team actually shoots to kill kill, it isn't as extreme an example of the original TropeNamer.



** Brock Pike as well, despite Hannibal's scorn for the man. He is consistently the only real threat to the A-Team, always seeing through their plans and very nearly foiling them at every turn, most notably when he [[spoiler:blows up the A-Team's tanker, and their plan, with a rocket launcher]]. He's also no slouch in the combat department: [[spoiler:he out-shoots Face and was only taken out when Barracus blindsided him and engaged him in CQC.]]

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** Brock Pike as well, despite Hannibal's scorn for the man. He is consistently the only real threat to the A-Team, always seeing through their plans and very nearly foiling them at every turn, most notably when he [[spoiler:blows up the A-Team's tanker, and their plan, with a rocket launcher]]. He's also no slouch in the combat department: [[spoiler:he out-shoots Face and was only taken out when Barracus Baracus blindsided him and engaged him in CQC.]]



** Brock Pike[[spoiler:, before he puts down two incompetent rogue CIA agents and proceeds to wreck Face's plan]]:

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** Brock Pike[[spoiler:, Pike, [[spoiler: before he puts down two incompetent rogue CIA agents and proceeds to wreck Face's plan]]:



* BrickJoke: Murdock stitches up B.A. in the opening sequence. Towards the end B.A. makes a comment about it being his turn to stitch Murdock up.

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* BrickJoke: Murdock stitches up B.A. in the opening sequence. Towards the end end, B.A. makes a comment about it being his turn to stitch Murdock up.
24th Oct '17 6:41:32 PM YT45
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* SlapSlapKiss: Face and a French journalist.

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* SlapSlapKiss: Face and a French journalist. Plus an even-more-amusing Slap-Slap-AlmostKiss with Sosa, involving a GroinAttack, [[EyeScream eye-gouge]], and Face only narrowly avoiding getting shot.
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