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'The A-Team' rolls out the heavy equipment -- think Cooper, Biel, Neeson -- for its Hollywood premiere

June 4, 2010 |  5:08 pm

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Few things say "summer fun" like a tank cruising down Hollywood Boulevard. And hey, if that tank happens to have Sharlto Copley and Bradley Cooper on top as well -- what's not to love?

The actors were among those on duty for Thursday's world premiere of "The A-Team," a remake of the 1980s TV series beloved by boys and girls who are now men and women and, you know, running the world.

Ateam gallery refer Other cast members on the red carpet outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Thursday included Jessica Biel, Liam Neeson and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, who faces the challenge of erasing Mr. T from the minds of the middle-aged. (Click on the picture of Jackson at right for a gallery of arrivals.)

Another red-carpet denizen, director Joe Carnahan, explained to Hero Complex recently that " 'The A-Team' has an established fan base. Those people who were watching in 1983 now have children and grandchildren." In case anyone didn't believe him at the time, all they needed to do was hit the premiere party at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, where among those sipping 901 Silver Tequila cocktails, age and cleverness apparently triumphed over youth and innocence once again.

As a reportedly captivated crowd looked on, it wasn't the kiddies sidling up to costars Neeson and Cooper -- rather, a couple of grandmothers were the ladies getting pictures taken with the guys.

The film opens in theaters June 11. Your call on whether you take the Prius or a tank.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Top photo: Sharlto Copley, left, and Bradley Cooper arrive on a tank at the premiere of "The A-Team" at  Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on June 3, 2010. Credit: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters.

Second photo: Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson at "The A-Team" premiere. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images.

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