The A-Team television show ran from 1983-87 on the NBC network. The plot revolved around a group of ex-US Special Forces personnel, real independent spirits, who were on the run from the US Army relating to a “misunderstanding” from the Vietnam War. The group operated as mercenaries in the western United States going up against all types of crooks, criminals, gangs, terrorists, dictators and bad guys – helping out those who were down and out. The A-Team comprised of “Hannibal” Smith (George Peppard), Templeton “Faceman” Peck (Dirk Benedict), H.M. Murdock (Dwight Schultz), B.A. Baracus (Mr. T) and B.A.’s black 1983 GMC full-size van.