Three Vietnam vets settle in a small desert town and hope to eke out a living with a small hotel they're refurbishing. Unfortunately, a wealthy rancher named Frank Gaines will stop at nothing to force them from the land they bought since the parcel the vets are on has the only local source of spring water. The vets could be sitting on a gold mine if Gaines doesn't get his hands on it first. Of course when the vets find themselves back at the V.A. hospital after being severely beaten by Gaines' men, they meet up with Murdock who convinces them to let the A-Team lend a hand.