The Checklist: The A-Team (S3 Ep15) “The Big Squeeze”
It is time to put another episode of The A-Team to the test with The Checklist. This time we look at Episode 15 from the 3rd season of The A-Team entitled “The Big Squeeze”.
Synopsis: The A-Team assist Gino Gianni and his daughter Theresa, who are the victims of extortion at the hands of mob heavy, Jack The Ripper. The A-Team open up an Irish pub in the neighborhood after borrowing money from Jack The Ripper. The trap is set… will Jack be able to extort The A-Team? Or will justice prevail?
1. Are there any notable guest stars?
Jack “The Ripper” Lane is portrayed by Wings Hauser. Hauser should be no stranger to any action movie fans. Hauser starred in The Siege of Firebase Gloria with R. Lee Ermey. He played Stoney Cooper in Deadly Force (Al Ruscio who plays Gino Gianni in this episode of The A-Team is a co-star of Wings in Deadly Force). And he joined Marc Singer in Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time. Some trivia about Mr. Hauser… he got the name “Wings” from his days as a “Wing-back” in high school football. His birth name is Gerald. 1/1
2. Was Hannibal in disguise?
Hannibal disguises himself as Sean O’Shea, a man looking to open up an Irish pub called The Naked Lady. O’Shea likes to quote his dearly departed father. And speaking of dearly departed, Hannibal not only gets to disguise himself as Sean O’Shea, but also the corpse of Sean O’Shea. 2/2
3. Did Face use his charms on the ladies?
Templeton Peck aka Face (played by Dirk Benedict) has a way with the ladies and that is on full display as he makes his move on Theresa Gianni. That’s right even with the mob threatening their well being and her father’s fingers getting broken, she still couldn’t resist the Face Man! 3/3
4. Were any catchphrases used?
If you are a fan of The A-Team, you know Hannibal loves it when a plan comes together and he’s not shy about professing that love. Hannibal does in fact say “I love it when a plan comes together” in this episode. As a bonus we also get some “Jibber Jabber” from B.A. Baracus during one of his interactions with Murdoch. 4/4
5. Did Col. Decker make an appearance?
As you may know, The A-Team, despite all the good they do for those who need their help are technically fugitives and the man assigned to capture them is one Col. Decker (Lance LeGault). Decker and the Military Police do not make an appearance in this episode. 4/5
- Final Score = 4/5 (80%)