“The A Team” movie is based on the television show of the same name. In the TV incarnation, four Vietnam vets convicted of armed robbery escape from military prison and became do-gooder mercenaries. The Middle East replaces Vietnam – in the movie – as the place the four did their tour of duty. The original series, which ran from 1983-87 and starred George Peppard, Mr. T, Dirk Benedict and Dwight Schultz, followed an unofficial team of Vietnam vets who will stop at nothing to get the bad guys. Sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit, these four commandos escaped from a maximum-security stockade and now survive in the Los Angeles underground as soldiers of fortune. Stephen J. Cannell, who created the TV show, produced the movie with Ridley Scott.