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"Quantum Leap" (1989) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1989-1993

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Quantum Leap: :  -- Scientist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped in time--"leaping" into the body of a different person in a different time period each week.
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Writer:
Donald P. Bellisario (created by)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Plot:
Scientist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped in time--"leaping" into the body of a different person in a different time period each week. Full summary »
Awards:
Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 16 wins & 43 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Put right what once went wrong and give this show a movie! See more (90 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 88)

Scott Bakula ... Dr. Sam Beckett / ... (97 episodes, 1989-1993)

Dean Stockwell ... Admiral Al Calavicci (97 episodes, 1989-1993)

Deborah Pratt ... Narrator / ... (65 episodes, 1989-1993)
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Series Directed by
James Whitmore Jr. (15 episodes, 1989-1993)
Joe Napolitano (12 episodes, 1990-1992)
Michael Zinberg (9 episodes, 1989-1992)
Alan J. Levi (6 episodes, 1989-1993)
Michael W. Watkins (6 episodes, 1990-1992)
Gilbert M. Shilton (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
Christopher T. Welch (4 episodes, 1990)
Christopher Hibler (4 episodes, 1992-1993)
David Hemmings (3 episodes, 1989-1993)
Andy Cadiff (3 episodes, 1989-1991)
Aaron Lipstadt (3 episodes, 1989)
Scott Bakula (3 episodes, 1991-1992)
Bob Hulme (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
Debbie Allen (2 episodes, 1991-1993)
Anita W. Addison (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
John Cullum (1 episode, 1990)
 
Series Writing credits
Donald P. Bellisario (97 episodes, 1989-1993)
Deborah Pratt (20 episodes, 1989-1993)
Paul Brown (13 episodes, 1989-1992)
Tommy Thompson (13 episodes, 1990-1993)
Chris Ruppenthal (10 episodes, 1989-1992)
Richard C. Okie (6 episodes, 1991-1993)
Beverly Bridges (5 episodes, 1990-1992)
Robin Bernheim (5 episodes, 1992-1993)
Robert Wolterstorff (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Scott Shepherd (3 episodes, 1989)
Paul M. Belous (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
John Hill (2 episodes, 1989)
Nick Harding (2 episodes, 1990)
Randy Holland (2 episodes, 1990)
Paris Qualles (2 episodes, 1991-1992)

Series Produced by
Donald P. Bellisario .... executive producer / associate producer (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
Deborah Pratt .... co-executive producer / supervising producer / ... (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
Harker Wade .... supervising producer / producer (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
David Bellisario .... coordinating producer / associate producer (73 episodes, 1989-1993)
Jeff Gourson .... co-producer / producer / ... (70 episodes, 1989-1992)
Paul Brown .... co-producer / producer (64 episodes, 1989-1992)
Chris Ruppenthal .... producer / co-producer (64 episodes, 1989-1992)
Michael Zinberg .... co-executive producer (45 episodes, 1990-1992)
Jimmy Giritlian .... associate producer (44 episodes, 1990-1992)
Julie B. Watson .... associate producer (39 episodes, 1991-1993)
Tommy Thompson .... producer / supervising producer (38 episodes, 1991-1993)
Robin Bernheim .... producer (22 episodes, 1992-1993)
Scott Ejercito .... associate producer (22 episodes, 1992-1993)
Chas. Floyd Johnson .... co-executive producer (22 episodes, 1992-1993)
Richard C. Okie .... supervising producer (22 episodes, 1992-1993)
Robert Wolterstorff .... supervising producer (18 episodes, 1989-1990)
Paul M. Belous .... supervising producer (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
John Hill .... supervising producer (6 episodes, 1989)
Scott Shepherd .... supervising producer (4 episodes, 1989-1990)

Joanne Oboyski .... assistant associate producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Velton Ray Bunch (83 episodes, 1989-1993)
Mike Post (27 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jerry Grant (13 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Cinematography by
Michael W. Watkins (60 episodes, 1989-1992)
Robert Primes (11 episodes, 1992-1993)
Robert D. McBride (9 episodes, 1991-1992)
Roy H. Wagner (6 episodes, 1989)
Henry M. Lebo (4 episodes, 1989)
Bradley B. Six (4 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Film Editing by
Jon Koslowsky (25 episodes, 1990-1993)
Michael Stern (14 episodes, 1991-1993)
Mario Di Gregorio (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
Alan L. Shefland (10 episodes, 1989-1990)
Robert E. Pew (8 episodes, 1990-1991)
Ron Rutberg (7 episodes, 1989)
M. Edward Salier (7 episodes, 1991-1992)
Randy D. Wiles (7 episodes, 1992-1993)
Jerry Temple (6 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jerry U. Frizell (4 episodes, 1991)
Gary Griffin (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Lawrence S. Breslow (3 episodes, 1989)
Ken Dennis (2 episodes, 1989)
George R. Rohrs (2 episodes, 1989)
Alec Smight (2 episodes, 1990)

Craig Holt (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Ellen Lubin Sanitsky (73 episodes, 1989-1993)
Melissa Skoff (5 episodes, 1989)
Ken Carlson (3 episodes, 1989)
Anne Winthrop (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Production Design by
Cameron Birnie (74 episodes, 1989-1993)
 
Series Art Direction by
Ellen Dambros-Williams (37 episodes, 1991-1993)
Peg McClellan (30 episodes, 1989-1990)
Cameron Birnie (10 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Robert L. Zilliox (85 episodes, 1989-1993)
 
Series Costume Design by
Jean-Pierre Dorléac (76 episodes, 1989-1993)
Jacqueline Saint Anne (9 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Makeup Department
Andrea Mizushima Jones .... hair stylist (20 episodes, 1992-1993)
Jeremy Swan .... makeup artist (16 episodes, 1992-1993)
 
Series Production Management
Ronald R. Grow .... unit production manager (75 episodes, 1989-1993)
Paul Cajero .... unit production manager (9 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ryan Gordon .... first assistant director (36 episodes, 1989-1993)
Robert Brooks Mendel .... second assistant director / dga trainee (31 episodes, 1989-1991)
Kate Yurka .... second assistant director (28 episodes, 1991-1992)
Michael Scott Bryant .... dga trainee (22 episodes, 1992-1993)
John Slosser .... first assistant director (19 episodes, 1991-1993)
Paul Sirmons .... first assistant director (15 episodes, 1989-1991)
Brian Faul .... second assistant director (15 episodes, 1992-1993)
Hilarie Jutras .... dga trainee (10 episodes, 1991)
Robert Villar .... second assistant director / first assistant director (7 episodes, 1989)
James Dillon .... key second assistant director / second assistant director (6 episodes, 1989)
Tom Connors .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 1989)
Mark Hansson .... dga trainee (5 episodes, 1989)
Bruce Humphrey .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1989)
Kevin Corcoran .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1991)
Lewis Stout .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Art Department
William Lakoff .... leadman (11 episodes, 1993)
Eric A. Hulett .... set dresser (9 episodes, 1989)
Scott Nifong .... assistant property master (6 episodes, 1989)
Tamar Dick .... set painter (3 episodes, 1991)
Michael W. Moore .... prop maker / props (2 episodes, 1991-1992)

Peter Bankins .... property master (unknown episodes)
Kurt V. Hulett .... lead man (unknown episodes)
Evan Jacobs .... specialty props (unknown episodes)
Douglas Miller .... specialty props (unknown episodes)
John Riley .... specialty props (unknown episodes)
George Tuers .... property master (unknown episodes)
Jon Warren .... specialty props (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Barry Thomas .... sound mixer (46 episodes, 1991-1993)
Paul B. Clay .... supervising sound editor / sound editor (38 episodes, 1989-1991)
Mark Hopkins McNabb .... sound mixer (38 episodes, 1989-1991)
Greg Schorer .... sound editor / sound mixer (38 episodes, 1991-1993)
Rick Bozeat .... sound effects editor (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Ronald L. Collins .... sound mixer (6 episodes, 1989)
Sam Gemette .... sound editor (6 episodes, 1989)
Mike Szakmeister .... sound editor (3 episodes, 1991)
Victor B. Lackey .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1989)
James LaRue .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 1990)
Gloria D'Alessandro .... dialogue editor (2 episodes, 1991)

Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Beau Biggart .... adr mixer (unknown episodes)
Alfred J. Carranza .... assistant sound editor (unknown episodes)
Richard Coleman .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Bob Costanza .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Tom Gerard .... re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
William Hooper .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
William Jacobs .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Susan Kurtz .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Peter Reale .... re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Lisa Shaw Phillips .... assistant sound editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Jor Van Kline .... special effects (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Roger Dorney .... visual effects / special visual effects (27 episodes, 1991-1993)
Denny Kelly .... visual effects / special visual effects (27 episodes, 1991-1993)

Mark Burnett .... visual effects video assistant (unknown episodes)
Scott Milne .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
William Powloski .... effects animator (unknown episodes)
Joseph Yanuzzi .... assistant editor: Apogee, Inc. (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Diamond Farnsworth .... stunt coordinator (82 episodes, 1989-1993)
Steve Kelso .... stunts (12 episodes, 1989-1993)
Brian J. Williams .... stunt performer / stunt double: J.C. Quinn / ... (4 episodes, 1990-1992)
Gary J. Wayton .... stunt double (3 episodes, 1992)
Carl Ciarfalio .... uncredited (2 episodes, 1992)

Kenny Bates .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Nick Brett .... stunt rigger (unknown episodes)
Laura Dash .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Harold 'Hal' Frizzell .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Steven Ito .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Terry James .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Barbara Anne Klein .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Shawn Patrick Lane .... stunt double: John Snyder (unknown episodes)
Gene LeBell .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Hugh Aodh O'Brien .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jimmy N. Roberts .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Joseph Michael Roth .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Neil Summers .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jill Terashita .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Gulla .... assistant camera (71 episodes, 1989-1992)
Joseph T. Terranova .... lighting technician (56 episodes, 1991-1993)
Mark Abbott .... gaffer (54 episodes, 1989-1991)
Ed Nielsen .... camera operator (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ron Newburn .... lighting technician (22 episodes, 1991-1992)
Toby White .... grip (22 episodes, 1991-1992)
Randall Burak .... gaffer (18 episodes, 1990-1993)
Bob Ivener .... dolly grip (8 episodes, 1989)
Dale Alexander .... key grip (6 episodes, 1989)
Walt Andrus .... camera operator: a (5 episodes, 1992)
Eldon Hansen .... rigging electrician (3 episodes, 1990-1993)
Gary Huddleston .... assistant camera / first assistant camera (2 episodes, 1989)
Robert P. Quiroz .... lighting technician (2 episodes, 1990)

Ralph Gerling .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Matt Ramirez .... first assistant camera / photographer: second unit (unknown episodes)
Robert Schoenhut .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Sheryl Roberts .... casting assistant (10 episodes, 1989-1990)
Debi Manwiller .... casting associate (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
David Rawley .... costume supervisor (77 episodes, 1989-1993)
Donna Roberts .... costume supervisor (47 episodes, 1989-1991)
Jill Sheridan .... wardrobe supervisor / costume supervisor (20 episodes, 1992-1993)
Katina Le Kerr .... costume supervisor (8 episodes, 1992-1993)
Alice Daniels .... costume supervisor (8 episodes, 1993)
Jean-Pierre Dorléac .... fashion concepts (6 episodes, 1992)
Glen Bradley .... costume supervisor (6 episodes, 1993)

Jerry Herrin .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes, 1993)
Kim Myer .... costumer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Greg Curry .... colorist: dailies (44 episodes, 1991-1993)

Bruce Gorman .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Robert Hudson .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Jim Thomson .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Mike Post .... composer: theme music (64 episodes, 1990-1993)
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (63 episodes, 1989-1991)
Bruce Frazier .... music editor (40 episodes, 1991-1993)
Donald Woods .... music editor (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Tom Gleason .... music editor (16 episodes, 1989-1990)
Mark Green .... music editor (4 episodes, 1989)
Susan Mick .... music editor (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Transportation Department
Dennis Junt .... transportation co-captain (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Chris Haynes .... driver (2 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Other crew
Laurie Sheldon .... production staff (59 episodes, 1990-1993)
Winnie Rich .... script supervisor (31 episodes, 1989-1990)
Tommy Thompson .... executive story editor / story editor (26 episodes, 1990-1991)
Paris Qualles .... story editor (10 episodes, 1991-1992)
Paul Brown .... executive story editor (5 episodes, 1989)
Deborah Arakelian .... executive story consultant (4 episodes, 1989)
Greg Knapp .... set medic (4 episodes, 1989)
Lorenzo Marchessi .... production assistant (4 episodes, 1989)
Randy Holland .... story editor (4 episodes, 1990)
Frank Catalano .... adr artist (2 episodes, 1989)

Bret Culpepper .... stand-in (unknown episodes)
Jill Gable .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Betty Green .... title designer (unknown episodes)
Carolyn Hayes .... production auditor (unknown episodes)
Steve Hinton .... pilot (unknown episodes)
Beth Humphreys .... legal supervisor (unknown episodes)
Harriet Margulies .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Yvonne Yaconelli .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
60 min (97 episodes)
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Language:
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Australia:M (some episodes) | Iceland:12 (some epiosodes) | Iceland:L (some epiosodes) | Portugal:M/6 | Singapore:PG | USA:TV-PG

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Donald P. Bellisario established Sam Beckett's birth year 1953 by reversing digits of his own birth year 1935. However, in season 1, episode 5 after Al tells same that it's 1965, Sam replies that's he was 10 in 1965.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: For the famous "mirror reflections" in which Sam sees who he leaps into, the series used the old trick of a dual set with a clear glass in the "mirror". Scott Bakula would stand on one side and the actor playing the person he leaped into on the other. If you look really close at the glass, you can see sometimes Scott Bakula's reflection. (Especially if the mirror is near a source of light like sunshine).See more »
Quotes:
[his life in the 70's]
Sam:Great. I'm on the take, I wear polyester clothes and I live above a bar in an apartment decorated like a gym.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Quantum Leap Main TitleSee more »

FAQ

What's up with the show's obscure ending?
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83 out of 92 people found the following review useful.
Put right what once went wrong and give this show a movie!, 27 August 2000
Author: Op_Prime from Ardmore, PA

Quantum Leap was a fantastic science fiction series. Past time travel shows had the main character(s) going back (or forward) in time as themselves. Quantum Leap was so special mainly because Sam is leaping INTO people and experiencing their lives first hand. This made for some very interesting stories like when Sam leaps into a woman or a black man. Of course, having a hologram from his own time (Al) guiding him on his adventures was another key component to the show.

One complaint I've always heard about the show is: if Sam puts right what once went wrong, wouldn't he be altering the future? The answer is no. Sam doesn't leap into anyone famous (often) and so he would not be altering the future dramatically for many. And whenever he does leap into someone famous, everything works out the way history recorded it.

NBC made a huge blunder cancelling this series, especially cancelling it on a cliff hanger. And why won't Universal make a movie? Fans want it and Don Bellisario has expressed an interest in doing one. So come on. Put what right what NBC did wrong and make a movie.

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