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A-Team episode
“Chopping Spree”
Season 2, Episode # 19
Number (#33) in series (98 episodes)
Guest star(s)
Network: NBC-TV
Production code: 2.19
Writer(s) Stephen Katz
Director(s) Michael O'Herlihy
Original airdate February 14, 1984
IMDB Chopping Spree
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SynopsisEdit

Davey, an ex-con whose older brother was a friend of B.A.'s, asked the A-Team to help him out when he lost his job for a problem that wasn't his fault. The team delayed searching for two kidnapped women for several days and cleared his name, putting a car theft ring out of business in the process.

EnemiesEdit

Sam Friendly
Tony Victor

ClientsEdit

Davey, an unemployed ex-con.

AliasesEdit

B.A. - Johnny's driver

Hannibal - Johnny B.

Notable LocationsEdit

L.A.

Memorable QuotesEdit

Hannibal: Relax, B.A. You think I'd let anything happen to your van?

CommentsEdit

Face noted that the team had already committed to going to Saudi Arabia to look into a pair of kidnappings, and Hannibal said that it was okay to delay that for a few days so that they could help out an old acquaintance get his job back. His lack of employment implies that the team did this job for free.

Davey, the broke ex-con who asked for the A-Team's help, must have tipped off the car thieves, given that they were ready with a look-alike car for Face's Corvette and jumped into B.A.'s van the moment the team leapt out.

For once Face just got a job in the place he wanted into rather than conning everyone. He even worked under his own name.

The team's scam on Sam Friendly centred around the idea that a European concert promoter in L.A. for two weeks would buy twelve stretch limosines rather than rent them. Friendly fell for it in spite of the fact that initially Hannibal said that he needed them before Tuesday and Friendly told him that it would take a few weeks to fill the order.

Two hearses were used for the climactic chase scene; a 1967 Miller-Meteor hearse on a Cadillac chassis and a 1964 Miller-Meteor hearse on a Cadillac Chassis. It's the 1964 hearse that has Murdock in the casket coming out through the roof. The chase took place in Rosedale Cemetery.

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