A-Team episode
“Dishpan Man/The Court Martial (Part I)”
Season 5, Episode # 1
Number (#86) in series (98 episodes)
Guest star(s) Eddie Velez
David Hess
Judith Ledford
Stanley Brock
John Durbin
Richard B. Whitaker
Patrice Chanel
Tom Stoviak
Douglas Johnson
Houshang Touzie
Frank Moon
Robert Gallo
Kelly Lynn Gitter
Tery McPhie
Network: NBC-TV
Production code: 5.01
Writer(s) Stephen J. Cannell
Director(s) Tony Mordente
Original airdate September 26, 1986
IMDB Dishpan Man/The Court Martial (Part I)
Episode chronology
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The Sound of Thunder
(Season 4 finale)
"Trial by Fire/The Court Martial (Part II)"

List of A-Team episodes


In the Season 5 premiere episode, Hannibal is kidnapped by retired General Hunt Stockwell, who offers him the choice between going to jail or the A-Team performing a mission for him. They are to free a group of hostages from a hijacked plane in Spain. As an extra incentive, Stockwell reveals that former ally Josh Curtis is on the plane, and he might have information that could clear the A-Team's names. Instead, after being freed, Curtis betrays the team and falsely tells Stockwell he saw the A-Team kill Colonel Morrison and burn their headquarters to cover the crime. After years of being fugitives, the A-Team has finally been captured.


After having a little accident on the set of his latest monster movie, Hannibal has to spend the night in a hospital. From there he is kidnapped and brought before the mysterious retired general Hunt Stockwell, who proposes a mission to free the passengers of a high jacked plane. One passenger in particular interests them both: Captain Curtis, the one man who could prove the A-Team's innocence in the '72 Hanoi bank job. Hannibal decides to take along the young special effects man who was responsible for landing him in the hospital, 'Dishpan' Frankie Santana. As the five of them leave for Spain, Stockwell designated them the call-numbers 'Empress' 7 to 12.

Did You know?Edit


Robert Vaughn has worked with George Peppard before. They both starred in the 1980 science fiction film Battle Beyond The Stars, which was a futuristic remake of The Magnificent Seven. Robert Vaughn played Lee in The Magnificent Seven and George Peppard was originally considered to play Vin in The Magnificent Seven.

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