We pity Mr. T: Actor says new 'A-Team' movie has too much sex, violence

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Ateam Mr. T has gone on the record blasting the new A-Team movie as a flick filled with too much sex and violence, according to the Guardian in the U.K.

Okay, timeout. Let me say I love Mr. T. He's an icon of the '80s. Loved him in A-Team. Loved him in Rocky III. (Tolerated him in D.C. Cab.) That being said, The A-Team is a PG-13 movie with absolutely no sex. (Violence, yes, but obviously not enough to warrant an R rating.)

"People die in the film and there's plenty of sex but when we did it, no one got hurt and it was all played for fun and family entertainment," Mr. T told the Guardian."These seem to be elements nobody is interested in anymore. It was too graphic for me. I've no doubt it will do big business at the box office but it's nothing like the show we turned out every week."

I saw the film on Tuesday, and unless they were showing the Disney Channel version in Tampa, there's no sex and no nudity in The A-Team movie. None. Check the Internet Movie Database and it says the PG-13 rating is for "intense sequences of action and violence throughout, language and smoking." (Col. Hannibal loves his cigars.)

Granted, the TV show, which ran 1983 through 1986, had no on-screen deaths. Magically, people died off-screen instead. Mr. T was the only surviving member of the TV series not to make a cameo in the movie. He reportedly refused offers to appear. (You'll have to look fairly hard to spot Dwight Schultz and Dirk Benedict.)

[Last modified: Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:40am]

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