The A-Team

Season 2 Episode 5

When You Comin' Back, Range Rider? (1)

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 25, 1983 on NBC
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The army has tracked down the A-Team in L.A. and so the A-Team leaves L.A. with the help of David Running-Bear they go to the Midwest, where he has an task for them.

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Dwight Schultz

Dwight Schultz

Captain H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock

George Peppard

George Peppard

Col. John "Hannibal" Smith

Mr. T

Mr. T

Sgt. Bosco "B.A." Baracus

Dirk Benedict

Dirk Benedict

Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck

Melinda Culea

Melinda Culea

Amy Amanda Allen

Richard Yniguez

Richard Yniguez

Daniel

Guest Star

Morgan Woodward

Morgan Woodward

Bus Carter

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Dana Kimmell

Dana Kimmell

Lane Carter

Guest Star

Tony Ciccone

Tony Ciccone

Parking Attendant

Recurring Role

Lance LeGault

Lance LeGault

Colonel Roderick Decker

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Carl Franklin

Carl Franklin

Captain Crane

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  • TRIVIA (9)

    • Berths 57 and 58 at the Port of Los Angeles provide the setting for Decker's confrontation with the A-Team, just before Hannibal drives the van out of Berth 58 and into the water.

    • Murdock: The Range Rider would sooner face a dozen bandits without his six-shooters than not have Thunder at his side.

      In the TV series The Range Rider, the hero rode a buckskin named Rawhide, not Thunder.

    • Some of the locations used for the car chase after Decker shows up at the party for Face's film: The corner of Mateo St. and S. Santa Fe Ave. in Los Angeles. The bridge in the background is E. 4th St.

      The Rezex Corporation (Geltman Industries) building at 1901 Sacramento St.

      The Charles G. Spilo building is located at 585 S. Santa Fe Ave. After passing it, they turn under the elevated section of E. 6th St.

      After Hannibal says, "They'll never catch us," they turn north on Wilson St. from Bay St. That's where they lose Decker by parking on the car carrier.

    • The clip in which Hannibal says to Amy, "Oh, that. File it under old business," while he's carrying B.A. is from the two-hour pilot, "Mexican Slayride." Face's part in the scene has been cut, since the part was played by Tim Dunigan in the pilot.

    • The clip of B.A. being loaded into a DC-3 (wearing a purple outfit) is from the season one episode "Holiday in the Hills"; they are trying to escape from the Guatemalan army, not Lynch.

    • Goof: According to the file that Decker is reading, the scene in which Hannibal and Face, on a motorcycle, are being chased by Lynch occurred two months after the incident with the jet in December 1977. However, the footage is actually from the season one episode "One More Time," which took place in 1983.

    • Decker is handed a file of Lynch's "attempted apprehensions," as the top sheet in the file says. At the bottom of that sheet is a paragraph containing this sentence: "Aledged suspects on or about June 15, 1978 did willfully and knowingly do something really naughty."

    • In this episode, the Army relieves Colonel Lynch with Colonel Decker.

    • Goof:
      When the van goes over the dock into the water it turns into a Ford van, but it's supposed to be a GMC.

  • QUOTES (2)

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Hannibal: Someone should tell this guy: he's got a shimmy at eighty-five!

      Face and Hannibal steal a black Pontiac Trans Am to escape from Colonel Decker, which is virtually identical to K.I.T.T. from rival TV series Knight Rider. They even evade capture by driving onto the back of a truck, much as K.I.T.T. does with the F.L.A.G. semi-trailer. Hannibal's quip seems to be a gentle dig at the other show.

    • Murdock: Besides, the Chequea were never a warring tribe. They were fishermen who migrated south during the war of 1864.

      There is no "Chequea" tribe among the officially recognized tribes in the U.S. However, the "Indian War of 1864" was a real war in the Nebraska Territory, documented in a book by the same title written by Eugene Ware in 1911.

    • Murdock: Good idea, Kemo Sabe.

      "Kemo Sabe" was often heard on The Lone Ranger -- the television series (1949-1957) and the radio show (1933-1954).

    • The title of this episode and numerous moments within the episode refer to The Range Rider, an American Western TV series that aired from 1951 to 1953, starring Jock Mahoney as the title character and Dick Jones as his sidekick.

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