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[[caption-width-right:350:From left: Face, B.A. Baracus, Murdock and Hannibal.]]

->There is no Plan B.

The film adaptation of ''Series/TheATeam'' series, released in 2010. 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. Hannibal Smith]] is the leader, the Man with the Plan. Face is the [[TheCasanova charmer]], point man and [[TheLancer has been with Hannibal longer than the rest]]. B.A. Barracus is the [[GeniusBruiser machine savvy]] [[ScaryBlackMan bruiser]] of the team. And "Howling Mad" Murdock is their (possibly [[CrazyAwesome insane]]) AcePilot.

Eight years, and "80 successful missions", later, a complicated series of events put them in a very delicate operation to recover U.S. minting plates and several million dollars printed by them. Upon a successful completion, their commanding officer General Morrison is killed by a car bomb and the plates stolen, along with the money being torched.

Because of how classified the mission was, Morrison was the only one who could verify their story and they effectively look like bank robbers and conspirators with a rival mercenary group. They are charged with war crimes, stripped of their rank and sent to prison. But even that isn't enough to stop them, as six months later they break out of prison with the help of a {{CIA}} operative and set out to clear their name. This involves tracking down the location of the plates, the PMC leader Pike who framed them, plenty of collateral damage and the ATeamMontage.

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!!Contains the following tropes:

* ThreeDMovie: Murdock gets to watch one, along with the other inhabitants of the psych ward he's in. [[spoiler:That 3D is really damn realistic, what with the Humvee smashing through the wall and dragging in Murdock. The 3-D glasses also make it look like they're really being shot at.]]
** [[spoiler: The Humvee [[StealthPun broke the fourth wall]], you might say.]]
* AbsoluteCleavage: Sosa often wears blouses with the top few buttons undone, which typically shows off her cleavage.
* AcePilot: Murdock is a CrazyAwesome one.
* ActionPrologue - Also explains how the A-Team comes together, detailing Hannibal recruiting BA and Murdock to rescue Face.
* ActorAllusion: There are a couple of nods to Sharlto Copley's South African nationality. Observable when Murdock's blabbering in a South African accent early in the film to get past journalists. He also speaks Swahili at one point. It also alludes to his role in ''[[Film/{{District9}} District 9]]''.
** There's the part where [[spoiler:Hannibal lures Lynch into a trap in a container, reminiscent of ''Film/BatmanBegins'' where Ras also compares fighting styles they're both using on each other]].
** The "3D" film at a psychiatric hospital plays the show's theme tune, and one of the names of its opening credits read "Reginald Barclay" -- referencing Dwight Shultz's role as Lt. Barclay in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Other names in the credits include G. F. Starbuck, a veiled reference to Dirk Benedict's Starbuck from ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Classic}}'', and two more not clearly seen but confirmed by WordofGod -- Thomas Banacek (for George Peppard) and Clubber Lang (for Mr. T).
** Less elaborate than the above, but when the team had to travel through customs disguised in hilarious ethnic gear, Hannibal basically went through as... [[spoiler:LiamNeeson]].
* 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.]]
* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler:Lynch, a friendly joking man who could have easily been a good member of the A-Team... if not for the whole "backstab you for some money" deal and his overwhelming sense of entitlement.]]
** There appear to be a couple of subtle occasions throughout the show that serve to differentiate between professionals (though not necessarily the good guys, i.e. Brock Pike [[spoiler:and General Morrison]]) and most of the bad guys (who tend to speak in stereotypical terms): Face's "administrator" and "operator" analogy v.s. [[spoiler:Lynch's "High-speed, shoot-to-kill" statement]], "suppressor" v.s. "silencer", among others.
** Whenever Pike evokes EvilerThanThou and is TooKinkyToTorture.
* AllPartOfTheShow: The 3D film sent to Murdock in the psyche hospital.
* AlmostKiss - Between Face and Sosa... more than once.
* AndTheAdventureContinues: [[spoiler:At the end, despite all they did, the A-Team are still wanted fugitives and are on the run from the law.]]
** Could also count as a potential SequelHook.
* ArchEnemy: Did anyone else get this vibe between B.A. and Pike?
* ARealManIsAKiller: Lynch's incompetence is very much connected to his lack of experience in the field, and [[spoiler: B.A.'s character arc is only complete when he kills again]].
** Though in the case of the latter, it's less that he can't be a real man without killing, and more that it would be rather difficult for him to be a ''soldier''. None of the others ever question his manhood, nor his valor or dedication.
* ArrowCam: Shown on Reaper [=UAV=] missiles. TruthInTelevision.
* ATeamFiring: While there is still a ''lot'' of gunfire, many people - random {{mook}} soldiers and main characters alike - actually do get shot. Since this A-Team actually shoots to kill it isn't as extreme an example of the original TropeNamer.
** Played with within the movie itself. B.A. becomes a pacifist and refuses to shoot to kill during part of the movie (perhaps a ShoutOut to the trope), and one of the things the A-Team prides themselves on is getting things done with minimal casualties (note minimal, not ''none''); that is in contrast to the trigger-happy Pike.
** And then Justified with Pike during the Germany scene. Pike's eyes are watering from having just been flashbanged and he is firing a stockless rifle fully automatically.
* ATeamMontage: You knew this had to happen... and since the movie's a little over two hours, we get two of them, and two others are a blend of planning and executing the plan instead of a straight montage.
* AttackDrone: The Reaper [=UAVs=] that our heroes have to fight in German airspace.
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Averted; the Spanish at the beginning is actually pretty good.
* BadAss: The entire team because they are soldiers.
** Sosa too.
** Pike also, villain or not. He [[spoiler:nearly kills the A-Team by catching on to what they're doing and wrecks the plan with a rocket launcher.]]
* BadassBoast: Hannibal's line when he's in prison:
--> '''Hannibal''' "Give me a minute, I'm good. Give me an hour, I'm great. Give me six months, I'm unbeatable."
** [[TrailersAlwaysLie One ad for the movie changed this]] to "Give my team an hour, we're unbeatable."
** Brock Pike[[spoiler:, before he puts down two incompetent rogue CIA agents and proceeds to wreck Face's plan]]:
--> '''Pike''' "Okay, paintballers. Time to go pro."
* BadassCreed: Hannibal recites the Ranger Creed to B.A. to convince him to help.
* BandOfBrothers
* BeyondTheImpossible: Coming up with crazy {{plan}}s that shouldn't be physically possible is the A-Team's entire shtick.
** The "flying a tank" scene in the movie deserves special mention.
* BlackAndNerdy[=/=]GeniusBruiser: B.A. Baracus is a surprisingly eloquent GadgeteerGenius who loves reading and philosophy (especially {{Gandhi}})... and will also [[AngryBlackMan pile driver your sorry ass,]] ''[[CatchPhrase fool.]]''
* BorrowedCatchphrase: Not only does Face get to go "I love it when a plan comes together", he's biting a key instead of a cigar.
* 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.
* BriefAccentImitation: Murdock, constantly.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Murdock is batshit insane, but he's the best goddamn pilot you'll ever find.
* ButThisIsRidiculous - Lampshaded constantly, often annoying Baracus, Face, or Sosa, and the reason why and how [[spoiler:Lynch]] breaks them out of prison.
* CaliforniaDoubling: The aerial shot of what is supposed to be [[http://de.academic.ru/pictures/dewiki/70/Frankfurt_am_Main_Hauptbahnhof_von_oben.jpg Frankfurt am Main central station]] is instead one of [[http://bilder.bild.de/BILD/regional/koeln/aktuell/2010/08/16/riesen-panne-in-hollywood-streifen/mfbq-koeln-a-team__17313788__MBQF-1281907382,templateId=renderScaled,property=Bild,width=465.jpg Cologne central station]] and happens to show the Cologne Cathedral, quite possibly the single most recognizable landmark in all of Germany, especially for any German.
* TheCameo: Director and co-writer Joe Carnahan appears as the man who meets Hannibal, Face and B.A. in Mexico outside the hospital Murdock is being held.
** [[MadMen Jon Hamm]] as [[spoiler:The second Lynch]].
** Dirk Benedict and Dwight Schultz (Face and Murdock in the original series) shot cameos that alluded to their time in the roles. They served as TheStinger in the theatrical version, however the Extended Cut placed them into the film.
* CarFu - In the first plot to steal the plates, later used by Hannibal to [[spoiler:save Pacifist Baracus from shooting Pike.]]
* CarMeetsHouse: When the team [[spoiler:breaks Murdock out of the military hospital in Germany]].
* TheChessmaster: To Hannibal, being a mere one step ahead of your enemy is an IndyPloy. If you're at least three steps ahead, ''then'' you've got a plan. Made more awesome by the fact that he often only needs as much time to come up with a plan as others would an Indy Ploy.
** [[spoiler:Having a rocket launcher changes things, though.]]
*** [[spoiler:That was Face's plan, anyway.]]
** Note that his plans still can and at times do go wrong, for example the seaport scene[[spoiler:, where the team only avoided having to fight their way through the security due to Murdock and B.A.'s unspoken understanding of foreign cultures- they are to disguise themselves as a rabbi and a Tanzanian citizen, respectively, but manage to assume each others' "identities" convincingly when it turns out that Face gave them the wrong passports. Even Hannibal comments afterward, "There is a God"]].
* ChivalrousPervert: Face. There are several hints suggesting that Face does do genuine favors when possible.
* CIAEvilFBIGood: There's no FBI, but there's definitely an evil CIA. There is the DOD good, however, with Lt. Sosa's Army CID team trying to find the A-Team and stay ahead (or at least abreast) with Mr. Lynch's CIA team.
* ClearMyName: The main reason for the A-Team to take up the job offer.
* CloudCuckoolander: Murdock provides some ''REALLY'' wonderful commentary in just about every situation.
* ClusterFBomb[=/=]PrecisionFStrike: Hannibal [[spoiler:in the gag reel during a briefing. It upgraded the Blu-Ray release from a 12-Certificate to a 15.]]
* CoolVersusAwesome: Tank versus two Reaper [=UAVs=]...''in midair''.
* CrazyEnoughToWork: Hannibal's plan to steal the plates from Baghdad is described by Murdoch as "batshit insane".
* CreatorBacklash: Mr. T rejected the chance to do a cameo supposedly because he thinks that the film is too violent, however he ''also'' said he would appear in the film... If he got to play B.A. again.
** Dirk Benedict and Dwight Schultz also spoke out against the film, after their cameos were only included as TheStinger.
** Averted with the show's ''actual creator'' Stephen J. Carnell, as he said that he [[StatusQuoIsGod wished the series had some of the character development seen in the movie]].
* CruelMercy: Despite Lynch's promise to clear his name and those of his team, Hannibal ultimately decides against killing [[spoiler:Morrison]] as originally agreed upon since the latter will be forced to testify before the authority, hopefully achieving the same result. [[spoiler:Morrison is only [[MercyKill saved (albeit unintentionally) from living to see his own reputation destroyed in the process]] by Lynch's idea of videogaming with an AC-130.]]
* CurbStompBattle: Hi, Pike. [[spoiler:Meet BA's piledriver.]]
** Furthermore, once Lynch shoots [[spoiler: Murdoch disguised as Morrison]], the seemingly-defeated Hannibal proceeds to get right up and [[DwayneJohnson layeth a smacketh down]] upon Lynch, who'd previously defeated Hannibal in hand-to-hand, though that was AllAccordingToPlan.
* CurseCutShort: "AMF" or "Alpha Mike Foxtrot", which is short for [[spoiler:"Adios, mother-"]]
* CuttingTheKnot: Face develops an elaborate plan that uses cargo containers as a giant-sized shell game. This works fine until Pike decides "screw this!" and knocks over all the containers!
* TheDanza: Agents Blair, Daly, and Kyle are named after their actors (though [[AllThereInTheManual only in the credits]]).
* DarkerAndEdgier: No more ATeamFiring, B.A.'s [[spoiler:trademark overhead throw]] is now lethal.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler:Murdock using a tape recorder to mimic the General, who was pretty damn dead.]]
* DeliciousDistraction: One sure way to get B.A. off your case, especially if you're Murdock, is to give him curry tapenade.
** And don't forget the toasties!
* DoABarrelRoll: Murdock during both airborne {{Chase Scene}}s, in aircraft ''that really shouldn't be doing that''.
** Also, a more literal example near the beginning, which ends with Face throwing up. More of a tire roll, really.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Murdock's extreme piloting is enough to cause Baracus, an experienced Airborne Ranger, to subsequently become completely ''terrified'' of flying afterwards.
* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped An Air Conditioner On It]]: Barely ten minutes into the movie, [[spoiler: the classic A-Team van]] meets its demise in this fashion. Needless to say, Baracus is '''PISSED'''.
-->'''Baracus''': YOU PANCAKED MY VAN! I'MMA KILL YOU, FOOL!
-->'''Murdock:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint You can't park there, that's a handicap zone.]]
* EnhanceButton: Although it is not shown exactly ''how'' he enhanced it, Hannibal has a surveillance photo of Pike in much higher definition than Lynch. Also invoked later when Sosa could reconstruct Lynch's face from a jammed CCTV footage, albeit after a substantial wait. The photo was hardly pristine, either; Lynch's face is clear enough, but it's still grainy and the colors are way off.
* MrFanservice: The entire male cast.
* EveryCarIsAPinto
* EveryoneMeetsEveryone: the film opening details how the A-Team [[OriginStory gets together]] - with the team bonding over all four of them being [[BandOfBrothers Army Rangers]] while battling a corrupt Mexican general.
* EvilCounterpart: Pike is this to Hannibal; both leaders of a team, but while Hannibal loves the BatmanGambit and cares about his men and his honor, Pike has ''no'' loyalty to his men, is easily willing to turn to his trigger finger for solutions, and only cares about himself in the end.
** If you pay attention to his arrogance, his penchant for ogling women, and his generally empty charm, Lynch may be this for Face. At the end, it's even revealed that Lynch is [[spoiler:an agent, but also technically a ConMan]], like Face. But unlike Face, his EvilPlan cohorts [[spoiler:want to cut him out (since the rogue CIA agent has no intent whatsoever to reward them for their work)]] and women don't really want anything to do with him.
* ExactWords: Hannibal in Iraq. "B.A., for the last time, nobody leaves the truck once we take it over."
* {{Expy}}: The Black Forest private military corporation is an obvious analogue of the infamous Blackwater PMC.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Brock Pike, a self-serving and treacherous psychopath as he might be, faces death while maintaining his composure when he thinks it to be inevitable. See the JugglingLoadedGuns entry for details. [[spoiler:He doesn't know that events would eventually conspire to give him a second chance.]]
* {{Fanservice}}: Face spends an inordinate amount of time with his shirt open--or [[ShirtlessScene missing entirely]].
* FastRoping: [[spoiler: Hannibal]] does this [[spoiler:one-handed from the 30th floor of a building while shooting with the other hand. Baracus, on the other hand, drops from a flying fox right onto the top of a speeding truck]].
* FlatlinePlotline: This is [[spoiler:the setup for Hannibal's prison escape.]]
* FlippingTheBird: [[spoiler:In an IronicEcho, done by Lynch's assistant (who is constantly irritated at Lynch's stupid entendres), and then done to the A-Team when Lynch is caught (who is constantly irritated at... duhhhhhhhhhhh)]]
* FreeFallFight
* GambitPileup: The team was double-crossed by Pike and and his team who were backed by [[spoiler: Lynch AND Gen. Morrison]]. Then [[spoiler: Morrison double-crosses Lynch and splits with Pike.]] We find out later that [[spoiler: Morrison merely beat Lynch to the punch.]] All of this is on top of Hannibal and Face's antics.
* GambitRoulette: Many of Hannibal's plans rely on precise timing and chance, and they are all vulnerable to someone taking out a grenade launcher.
* GenreSavvy: Sosa is this compared to her incredibly GenreBlind lackeys, to the point where she tells them to assume that the A-Team knows more than they do at all times.
** [[spoiler:Lynch is ''just'' Genre Savvy enough to know that he can disrupt whatever plan the team has in the climax by having the DangerouslyGenreSavvy Pike on his side. Not enough to actually ''listen'' to him all the time, however.]]
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: [[ColonelBadass Hannibal]] [[CulturedBadass loves a fine cigar.]] [[spoiler:He's [[BadassBookworm able to calculate how much tetrodotoxin to put in his favorite Cuban]] to render him unconscious long enough to feign death and escape, with LudicrousPrecision]].
* GreatEscape
* HandsomeLech: Face.
* HighAltitudeBattle: Do we have to tell you? Okay, tank vs reaper drones in mid air. That's right, ''a falling tank that is shot out of a cargo plane shooting down reaper drones in mid air.''
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Lynch orchestrated the team's prison break, expecting them to do his dirty work. But he ''severely'' underestimated the resourcefulness of the A Team, especially the fact that Hannibal is always one step ahead of everyone else tactically.]]
* IcyBlueEyes: Pike (Brian Bloom), whose icy blue eyes serve his creepy {{jerkass}} character well.
* ImportantHaircut: Played with. While in prison, B.A. let his hair grow out to distance himself from his past. When broken out of prison [[spoiler: he was given clippers by Face ''specifically'' so he could return to the mohawk, but he decided on just a close buzz cut just because of his new outlook. Just before the final mission, and after a talk with Hannibal on fighting for your faith, he cuts it back to the mohawk.]]
* InsigniaRipOffRitual: When the A-Team is sentenced for undertaking an operation that since Gen. Morrison is [[spoiler:pretending to be]] dead, nobody can confirm wasn't a wildcat job.
* InspectorJavert: [[strike:Captain]] 1st Lieutenant Sosa. [[spoiler: She's the [[OnlySaneMan only sane woman]] in the entire government]]
* IronicFear: After his first experience with Murdock's piloting skills, B.A. was so scared he could not stand flying anymore, despite being in a occupation where jumping from a plane was an occasional must. He was not happy about it.
* ItAlwaysRainsAtFunerals: [[spoiler: Morrison]]'s funeral is suitably wet.
* ItHasBeenAnHonor: Murdock says this while Hannibal is attempting to fly the tank. B.A. chimes in with a far less dignified "I'm too young to die!"
* JugglingLoadedGuns: Shown when two CIA agents attempt to off Pike. Pike is extremely annoyed at the attempt of the first agent sitting to his left to shoot him in a moving car... or screw a [[ShownTheirWork suppressor]] on... or aim it correctly. Pike begs Lynch not to let this agent shoot him because that'd just be embarrassing and, when his plea goes unanswered, overpowers the agent and hands the gun to another one sitting to his right. To Pike's disappointment, however, that second agent then proceeds to answer a phone call while simultaneously pressing the gun to his other ear. At that point even Lynch finds the agents' lack of firearm discipline upsetting.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Lynch.]] [[color:white:Apparently all of them.]]
** Only potentially with [[spoiler:Lynch]]. The second [[spoiler:Lynch]] basically apologizes for the first's inadequacy, and it's sort of hinted at that he's going away permanently.
* KnuckleTattoos: B.A. has the words [[MythologyGag "Pity" and "Fool"]] tattooed on his knuckles.
* LargeHam: Liam Neeson gets in a few moments of this, as do B.A. and Murdock.
* LadykillerInLove: Face was this when he was still with Sosa. Unlike most examples of the trope, he's actually pretty accepting of the fact, and it's his love interest who had a problem with it:
-->"You heard I was a player and you wanted to play. And then I got serious and you freaked! You panicked... and you ran."
* LegacyCharacter[=/=]NoNameGiven: The CIA agent is only referred to as "[[MrSmith Mr. Lynch]]", an obvious pseudonym commonly used by the CIA. Other characters joke about this by asking Mr. Lynch if he's related to the other Lynches they met in the past. Also qualifies as a MythologyGag, the Army Colonel chasing the A Team in the original series was named Lynch.
* LuxuryPrisonSuite: Face's cell in the military prison, due to his... [[TheCasanova connections.]]
* MacGuffin: The set of U.S. currency printing plates.
* MacGyvering: The Team can build various things out of scratch, like electromagnets, flotation systems, explosives, and [[spoiler:bulletproof facemasks]].
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:It looks like Pike is the BigBad, except he's TheDragon to Morrison, and both of them, combined, are arguably TheDragon for Lynch.]]
* MarqueeAlterEgo: Sort of. When the team disguises themselves to get through seaport security, Hannibal is disguised as, basically, [[spoiler: Liam Neeson.]]
* MathematiciansAnswer:
-->'''Sosa:''' Gilbert, you've either deliberately aided and abetted a federal fugitive's escape, or you're the single dumbest human being I've ever come into contact with. Would you like to know which way I'm leaning?\\
'''Gilbert:''' [[MaleGaze Forward!]]
* MeaningfulEcho: "I love it when a plan comes together."
* MissingTrailerScene: Along with [[spoiler:Hannibal's line being different in the movie]], a scene in an ad where Face says to B.A., "I'm sorry, I can't quit looking at your hair", and B.A saying, "I'm B.A., you're about to be unconscious." aren't used. In addition, B.A. whistles the classic A-Team theme tune in the trailer, while in the movie, he hums tunelessly.
* MythologyGag:
** B.A.'s knuckle tats of "PITY" and "FOOL".
** [[spoiler:B.A.'s black van that gets crushed.]]
** Hannibal's use of a select-fire Ruger Mini-14 with folding stock while [[spoiler: rescuing Face]] in Mexico.
** The original theme tune is used in the "3D film". (It's actually the Silva Screen (British record label) recording of the original theme tune, as revealed in the end credits.)
** Agent Lynch is probably a reference to Colonel Lynch, the army officer that chased the A-Team in the first season of the series. [[spoiler: Fittingly, Lynch ends up being after the A-Team towards the end of the film.]]
* NoodleIncident: The team makes numerous references to past missions, seeing as how they have 8 years and 80 missions worth of material.
** Still wondering what the hell went on in Venezuela.
** Or why Face was so beat up in that first scene in Iraq, he had multiple bandages and an IV in one arm.
** Also prior to meeting the rest of the team, B.A. had been dishonorably discharged for "some bullshit".
*** In the original series BA had punched out a high-ranking officer in Vietnam who the A Team later had to rescue. This is another MythologyGag.
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:General Morrison, who suffers CharacterDeath]].
* ObfuscatingInsanity: Murdock...
%%* ObstructiveBureaucrat:
* OhCrap: The drug dealer in the opening scene when he realizes that [[spoiler: he's over American soil]].
** [[spoiler:Face and Hannibal]] when they realize that [[spoiler:B.A. and Murdock accidentally switched passports at the customs desk.]]
** [[spoiler: Agent Lynch]], when he is addressed [[spoiler: by his [[IKnowYourTrueName real name]].]]
* {{Omniglot}}:
-->'''Face''': "You speak Swahili?!"\\
'''Murdock''': "You don't?"
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Sharlto Copley does a fairly admirable job of holding his vaguely Southern accent, but he tends to switch around accents a lot. It does work for the character, though, seeing as he is insane and an omniglot, and a lot of the more noticeable ones ("Oh you gorgeous rustbucket, did you miss your daddy!") were on purpose.
** Yeah, that's just what Murdock does. Creator/DwightSchultz did it all the time in the original show.
** Liam Neeson has a few moments of this as well, mostly when he's saying anything with an "oo" sound, like "you."
* OriginsEpisode: The ActionPrologue shows how the team was first formed, and [[spoiler:the main plot shows how they became the vigilantes they were in the original series.]]
* OutsideRide
* ProductPlacement: Everyone seems to be driving Mercedes-Benz cars. There's also Sosa's Dell computer, which is exactly the utilitarian model you'd get saddled with on a government budget. FridgeBrilliance concerning the cars: ''They're in Germany!''
** Utterly lampooned in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdQzGPz-wLM official spoof trailer]] by Orange, in which even the cast ends up complaining about how much it's wrecking the movie ("I love it when a... ''talk plan'' comes together!").
* PromotedFanboy: Sharlto Copley, [[http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/1886/babysharlto.jpg seen here.]]
* PsychopathicManChild: [[spoiler:Lynch is]] a mild type C; his loose attitude makes him come off like he's a 16 year old with the CIA's car keys. He leers at his hot assistant, brags about the CIA's rules being cooler than [=DoD's=], and gets really excited about "awesome" combat incidents, which he compares to video games (see ShoutOut below).
-->'''Agent Daly''': Zulu 1, Zulu 1, this is Broadsword. You are clear to engage.
-->'''[[spoiler:Lynch]]''': Broadsword, did you come up with that? That's awesome. '[[WhereEaglesDare Broadsword]].' '''Broad''sword.'
* QuoteToQuoteCombat: Hannibal to B.A. in an attempt to get TheBigGuy's fighting spirit back after he took an oath of nonviolence in prison.
-->'''B.A. Baracus''': ''(reading from a book)'' "Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary."\\
'''Hannibal Smith''': [[MahatmaGandhi Gandhi]]. ''({{beat}})'' "It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence."\\
'''B.A.''': Who said that?\\
'''Hannibal''': Same guy. Gandhi wasn't afraid to fight for what he believed in.
* RealityEnsues: [[spoiler: TheTeam catches Lynch and clears their names, and are promptly arrested for breaking out of prison.]]
* RecoilBoost: With the tank's main gun.
* ReCut: The DVD version adds 19 minutes of footage, some F-bombs and reintegrates TheStinger into the plot.
* RefugeInAudacity: "They are the best, and they specialize in the ridiculous!"
** The [[PuttingTheBandBackTogether entire sequence where they break out of prison]], culminating in the team ''flying a tank''.
* ReluctantWarrior: B.A. becomes one for a short time.
* RemakeCameo: [[spoiler:Dirk Benedict and Dwight Schultz]]
* TheReveal: The Arab assisting Pike is actually [[spoiler: General Morrison]]. Cue the MassOhCrap moment from the cast.
** This movie gives an entirely plausible reason for B.A.'s fear of flying and why he hates Murdock so much... [[DrivesLikeCrazy Murdock's piloting]].
* RunForTheBorder: A clever inversion of this trope. [[spoiler:In the film's beginning, the team runs from Mexico to America in a helicopter while being pursued by General Javier Tuco. Upon crossing the border, Tuco's own chopper is blown up for engaging in combat with American soldiers on American soil.]]
** And all of that went according to his plan [[spoiler:made after Face botched the previous one by getting caught in bed with Tuco's wife]].
* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler:Inverted. Murdock thinks he might have gone ''sane'' as a result of Face's plan.]]
* ScarsAreForever: B.A. sports a scar on his right arm from where [[spoiler:Hannibal shot him when they first met]]. It might have healed better if [[spoiler:Murdock hadn't stitched it up with a lightning bolt stitch pattern]].
* SettingUpdate
* ShootTheRope: Hannibal does this in the opening to free Face from a noose. He also shoots the wire on Pike's handcuffs to steal the plates from him.
* ShoutOut: [[spoiler:The film ends with the opening narration used in the TV series.]]
** While looking at AC-130 camera footage, [[spoiler:Lynch]] exclaims "It's just like [[ModernWarfare Call of Duty]]!" Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare featured a section where the player controls the weapons on an AC-130U "Spooky" gunship. The audience sees only a glimpse of what the antagonist is seeing, but it does indeed resemble that section. Also noting that the Gunship's call sign is [[SupremeCommander2 Broadsword]].
*** Even better - it also directly references the [=MW2=] AC-130 perk, since the AC-130's turrets are controlled from a laptop, as it is here.
** When the 3D movie "The Greater Escape" plays in the nuthouse, one of the names listed is Reginald Barkley. This is a reference to a character played by Dwight Shultz in Star Trek: The Next Generation. He also played H.M. Murdoch in the original A-Team TV Series.
*** Also partial obscured names could also be references, but the full name could be a reference to other roles the original actors played. We can see Thomas (obscured last name. This could be Thomas Banacek played by George Peppard. Also seen is G.F. Star(obscured). This might be Starbuck played by Dirk Benedict.
* ShownTheirWork: The "tank" is, in fact, an M8 Buford mobile gun. Of which six were made before the project was canceled in 1997. It really is designed to be air-dropped.
** The subversion is that the Buford in the movie is equipped with Level III armor package, which in reality would have made the tank too heavy to be carried by the Hercules, let alone being air-dropped from it at high altitude. Technically the air-droppable baseline Level I can already protect it from machine gun fire of the Reaper drones, however.
* SinisterSurveillance
* [[SlapSlapKiss Kiss Slap Kiss]]: Face and a French journalist.
* SleightOfTongue: [[spoiler:Face reveals they have the key to get out of the van in the end... with his tongue.]]
* SmokingIsCool: Hannibal loves his cigars.
* SmugSnake: Lynch, oh so much.
** Pike is just a tad bit on the slithery smug side, as well.
* SoftGlass: Averted. When FastRoping, the team shoot out the windows before swinging through them, and when B.A. falls onto a glass ceiling he only cracks it and winces.
* SoftWater: Terminal velocity fall in a tank with only one intact chute? Aim for the water.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:Face]] wasn't expecting [[spoiler:Pike to have a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoulder-launched_Multipurpose_Assault_Weapon SMAW]] on him. Turns out to have been ''invoked'' by Lynch and Pike.]]
** [[spoiler:Pike wasn't expected to get his neck cracked.]]
** [[spoiler:Hannibal wasn't expecting Lynch's double-cross.]]
* TheStinger
* StoryboardBody: The team members' Ranger tattoos.
* [[ChannelHop Studio Hop]]: While the TV series was produced with Universal, the movie came from TwentiethCenturyFox.
* StuffBlowingUp: The climax has a LOT of this, to the point of wondering if Creator/MichaelBay may have been consulted for the scenario.
* SympatheticInspectorAntagonist: [[spoiler:Sosa eventually turns into this by the end of the film.]]
* TalkativeLoon: Murdock, of course.
* TankGoodness: The team is seen airdropping a tank, which they proceed to ''use in a dog fight'' while it's still parachuting down.
** And it is [[SoCoolItsAwesome awesome]].
* TeamChef: In short: Murdock cooks like he flies; skillfully and with a complete disregard for conventions and common sense. One of his staples is steak,[[RatedMForManly "nuked" by peppering Cordite on it and then flipping it over to expose it to the flame,]] and served up with a side of [[ScrewballSerum antifreeze]]. What disqualifies him from LethalChef status is that this dish was so good the team wanted to eat it again. B.A. is also rather fond of his coconut curry tapenade.
* TechnicalPacifist: B.A. becomes this for a while, but Hannibal uses a Gandhi quote (ironically) to convince B.A. to be willing to kill again:
-->'''B.A.''': Gandhi said, "Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary."
-->'''Hannibal''': "It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence."
-->'''B.A.''': Who said that?
-->'''Hannibal''': Same guy.
** [[spoiler:Comes back when he kills Pike with a piledriver.]]
* TemptingFate: "Don't worry! Turbulence has never brought down a plane." [[spoiler: Cue Reapers. "They bring down planes all the time."]]
* TenMinuteRetirement: [[spoiler: B.A., who swears off killing. Until the final battle]]
* [[TheMountainsOfIllinois The Mountains of Germany]]: There are no mountains near Frankfurt, Germany.
* ThemeTuneCameo: Several times, both the original music and new versions.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Murdock of all people gives one to [[spoiler:Morrison when the team finds out he betrayed them:]]
-->"[[spoiler:You son of a bitch... You're not a general. How could you do this to him? How could you do this to us? You know nothing about leading men.]]"
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: "Overkill is underrated", indeed.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Sosa's aides.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Baracus has his coconut curry with toast points, as prepared by Murdock.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The marketing spoiled the Hercules scene, portions of the bank scene, and portions of the various escapes. Compared to a lot of movies, this is pretty restrained.
* TrueCompanions: Pretty obvious, but the A-Team themselves. A beta example may be Sosa's team and Lynch's detachment.
* TrustPassword: In the prologue, Hannibal recites the Ranger Creed to B.A. to get him to help.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Implicit from things like the "crime they didn't commit" occurring during the final US withdrawal from Iraq.
* UniversalDriversLicense: Murdock can fly anything with wings or a rotor.
** Though Hannibal is the one to fly the tank, not Murdock.
* UnfoldingPlanMontage: Used twice: First in the raid to capture the plates convoy at the beginning, then the "misdirection" assault on Los Angeles Harbor at the end. Both also include [[ATeamMontage A-Team Montages]] of the team gathering equipment.
* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Subverted in the movie using the "Sherlock Holmes method", where plot-wise the plan is going on at the exact same time as its being detailed, while in-universe it isn't the case. Later played straight when [[spoiler: Hannibal calls Sosa to make arrangements on bringing the plates and Morrison to her, knowing that Lynch is most likely listening in. Face then calls Sosa right afterwards. While we aren't privy to the conversation, its fairly obvious that they're letting Sosa in on the real plan.]]
* ViewersAreGoldfish: The movie repeatedly shows the audience flashbacks of things that happened just earlier.
* ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption: Subverted in the passport scene, where both Murdock and B. A. are able to talk themselves out of a sticky situation.
* VomitDiscretionShot: "This isn't gonna taste good!"
** Leading to {{Squick}} when Face is making out with the Mexican drug lord's wife they rescued after they pull him into the van.
--->*kiss kiss kiss* "Wait, I just threw up." *kiss kiss kiss*
* WatchThePaintJob: Very early on, [[spoiler:B.A.'s GMC is wrecked by a Air Conditioning block dropped by Murdock.]]
** And earlier, [[spoiler: getting shot by Hannibal doesn't annoy him. ''His blood staining the seats from getting shot annoys him.''.]]
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Due to a traumatic experience with Murdock's flying style, B.A. is deathly afraid of flying. Guess what the team has to do a lot of during missions?
** Made more [[{{Irony}} tragic]] when you think that he used to be part of an [[ItsRainingMen air-dropped Ranger battalion.]]
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: [[spoiler:At two different points, Pike has B.A. and Face in his gunsights, but takes too much time gloating before actually trying to shoot.]]
** [[spoiler:Also, Hannibal could have easily shot Pike when he took the plates from him in Frankfurt, but didn't, and ends up with Pike gunning after both him and B.A. almost immediately thereafter.]]
* WindowPain: a LOT during the snatch-and-grab on the Arab in Germany.
* WrongfulAccusationInsurance: Discussed [[spoiler: and subverted]].
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