The A-Team “The Taxicab Wars” (part 2 of 3)

Ironside turns up, and it seems the trouble was caused by the Lone Star guys complaining about him to the transportation commissioner or something. He says that no one drives in his territory unless he says they can. Do things really work this way? Are cab companies generally governed by the same rules as the mob? I wasn’t aware. If that’s the case, I’ll make sure to tip my next cabbie as generously as I can.

The A-Team "The Taxicab Wars" (part 2 of 3)

Ironside and company depart, but not before blowing up the Lone Star cab real good, using the old “gasoline-soaked rag in the fuel tank” trick. Hey, if it’s good enough for Joe Don Baker, it’s good enough for Michael Ironside and his evil cab company.

And no, I can’t keep a straight face while typing that phrase. “Evil cab company”, Jesus Christ.

The A-Team "The Taxicab Wars" (part 2 of 3)

As the car blows up, we get the title of the episode (nice touch), and our guest cast is listed. I’m happy to see that not only are Ernie Hudson and Michael Ironside in this episode, Brion James makes an appearance too. Just throw in Robert Z’Dar and Professor Toru Tanaka, and you have one hell of an ‘80s villain all-star team!

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Ed Harris

A fan of less than great cinema since childhood, Ed divides his time between writing scripts, working an actual paying job and subjecting himself willingly to some of the worst films society has produced.

Multi-Part Article: The A-Team "The Taxicab Wars"

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