My Top Quantum Leap episodes.

Now I love every bit of Quantum Leap. But here are some episodes that really get me.
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Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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As the black chauffeur of an elderly southern woman, Sam must overcome prejudice to prevent the death of a black woman. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
 
2.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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Sam leaps into the body of a gawky teenager to keep the boy's older sister from marrying an abusive alcoholic. Taking advice from Al, Sam hopes to reveal the young man's true nature by challenging him to a drag race. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
“ wonderful ep. ” - robertsays2182
 
3.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Jimmy - October 14, 1964 (1989)
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Sam leaps into a young intellectually disabled man and has to keep him out of an institution. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
“ one of the greatest. ” - robertsays2182
 
4.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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As an American Indian, Sam escapes from jail to get his grandfather back to the reservation so he can die at home. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
 
5.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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Sam leaps into a coroner who must play detective and prove that a female victim was murdered. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
“ sad. ” - robertsays2182
 
6.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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Sam is involved with the kidnapping of a baby while crossing Texas with his stripper accomplice. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
 
7.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
Episode: M.I.A. - April 1, 1969 (1990)
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Al tells Sam that he has to convince a Navy nurse that her MIA husband is still alive, but Sam keeps getting signals that he has another mission. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
“ powerful. ” - robertsays2182
 
8.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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Sam leaps into himself as a 16-year-old boy to help his high school basketball team win the championship. He also tries to help the other members of his family including his father who died from smoking, his brother who was killed in Vietnam and his sister who married an abusive alcoholic. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
 
9.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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Still involved in his brother Tom's life, Sam leaps into Vietnam to either save his brother or ensure the success of the team's mission. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
 
10.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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Everything goes wrong when Sam leaps into a Gothic horror novelist on Halloween. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
“ this episode is a trip. ” - robertsays2182
 
11.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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As a black medical student during the 1965 Watts riots, Sam must save his white fiance. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
“ powerful. ” - robertsays2182
 
12.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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As a member of a motorcycle gang Sam has to keep a young woman from going on the road. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
“ i just simply love this one. obvious homage to "The Wild One" ” - robertsays2182
 
13.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Runaway - July 4, 1964 (1991)
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Sam must put up with a bratty older sister and keep the family together while saving his mother who disappears. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
 
14.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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Sam leaps into a very pregnant teenager and must convince her father to help her keep the baby. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
“ guess what it's about. ” - robertsays2182
 
15.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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Sam must deal with the panic associated with the Cuban Missile Crisis as a Florida fallout shelter salesman. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
“ gripping for me. ” - robertsays2182
 
16.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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Sam leaps into a patient at a Mental Hospital and undergoes electroshock therapy. The treatment causes Sam to act like other people he's been... (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
“ a tour de force for Bakula. ” - robertsays2182
 
17.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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As a deputy sheriff, Sam must prevent a murder as Hurricane Camile hits the Mississippi gulf coast. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
“ some of these episodes might be boring for you all. But for me, i love the drama and the Sci-fi combo.

this ep. is one of my faves. ” - robertsays2182
 
18.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Justice - May 11, 1965 (1991)
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Having leaped into a member of the Ku Klux Klan, Sam must save the life of a civil rights worker. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
“ very powerful. ” - robertsays2182
 
19.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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Sam leaps into a hair dresser to prevent the death of a murder witness. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
“ i love it. exciting ep. even during the slow dramatic parts ” - robertsays2182
 
20.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Raped - June 20, 1980 (1991)
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Sam leaps into a rape victim and must testify against the attacker who is an outstanding member of the community. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
“ holy crap! this episode is dark. ” - robertsays2182
 
21.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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Sam leaps into a chimpanzee used in the early days of the space program and has to save a fellow chimp from testing that will result in his death. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
“ I'm a big fan of season 4 by the way. ” - robertsays2182
 
22.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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Sam leaps into a detective that is working on a gruesome murder and must deal with flashbacks from the mind of his leapee. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
“ the most dangerous ep. I've seen of this show, aside from one from season 5. ” - robertsays2182
 
23.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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At a Naval college, Sam must prevent a gay fellow classmate from being killed by a gang of other students. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
 
24.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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As a television reporter Sam protects a psychic, who can tell who Sam Beckett really is, from a serial killer. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
 
25.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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Sam leaps into an elderly man who likes his whiskey and tells tall tales. His former partner and fellow gunfighter shows up wanting recognition and revenge. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
 
26.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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Flying through the Bermuda Triangle strange things occur as Sam must get a sick passenger to a doctor. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
“ creepy and good. ” - robertsays2182
 
27.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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In the role of a "Geraldo" type journalist, Sam and an asthmatic woman try and uncover the truth about what is going on at a local chemical plant. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
 
28.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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At an archaeological dig in Egypt Sam has to deal with an approaching sandstorm and a 3000 year old curse. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
“ damn scary at times ” - robertsays2182
 
29.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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While trying to save a married woman, Sam changes history and Al is sent to the gas chamber giving Sam a new observer. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
“ this one seems dangerous to me to, for this show anyway. ” - robertsays2182
 
30.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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As a double amputee Vietnam veteran, Sam must prevent the suicide of a fellow hospital patient. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
“ you'll find out if you have not seen it, or if you even plan on seeing it. ” - robertsays2182
 
31.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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Sam leaps into a hostage situation as a fugitive killer. The real killer breaks out of the Project facility and is on the run in 1999. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
“ one of my faves from season 5 ” - robertsays2182
 
32.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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Sam discovers another set of leapers who are messing with history. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
“ this is a dangerous one to. at least for Sam. ” - robertsays2182
 
33.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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Sam finds himself back in his hometown at Christmas time to save the farm of a neighbor. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
 
34.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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Sam leaps into a lawyer to save Abagail Fuller, the mother of his daughter Sammie Jo, from a murder charge. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
“ I do love all the trilogy episodes. but this for me is what put it in place. i think i'm babbling. ” - robertsays2182
 
35.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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Sam Beckett leaps into his great-grandfather during the Civil War and must not interfere with his great-grandparents meeting nor get captured behind Confederate lines. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
“ i like it even if it would be illogical for a quantum leap ep. ” - robertsays2182
 
36.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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Sam leaps into a bar with a bartender that's more than he appears. When Sam looks into a mirror, he sees his own reflection... (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
“ Very great episode. Touching and sad. ” - robertsays2182