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

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Quantum Leap: Season 2: Episode 22 -- Al (Dean Stockwell) attempts to adjust his past through Sam (Scott Bakula), who has become an undercover cop in 1969.
Quantum Leap: Season 2: Episode 21 -- Sam (Scott Bakula) finds himself on an ocean liner in 1954 as a desperate young man trying to win back the heart of his ex-wife. Also stars Dean Stockwell.
Quantum Leap: Season 2: Episode 20 -- Sam (Scott Bakula) is a burly nightclub bouncer who is helping a stripper (Julie Brown) rescue an infant from its abusive father.
Quantum Leap: Season 2: Episode 19 -- An acrophobic Sam (Scott Bakula) becomes a 1958 trapeze artist preparing for a death-defying stunt. With Dean Stockwell.
Quantum Leap: Season 2: Episode 18 -- Sam (Scott Bakula) leaps into the life of an aging pool shark in 1954, faced with the match of his lifetime. Shari Headley guest stars. With Dean Stockwell.

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
26 March 1989 (USA) See more »
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 15 wins & 38 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Basic Sci-Fi or dramatised sociology? See more (88 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 85)

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

Dean Stockwell ... Admiral Al Calavicci (97 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 / ... (50 episodes, 1989-1993)
Harker Wade .... supervising producer / producer (50 episodes, 1989-1993)
Jeff Gourson .... co-producer / associate producer / ... (44 episodes, 1989-1991)
Paul Brown .... co-producer (36 episodes, 1989-1991)
Chris Ruppenthal .... producer / co-producer (36 episodes, 1989-1991)
David Bellisario .... associate producer (23 episodes, 1989-1990)
Michael Zinberg .... co-executive producer (23 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jimmy Giritlian .... associate producer (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
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)
Robin Bernheim .... producer (3 episodes, 1993)
Chas. Floyd Johnson .... co-executive producer (3 episodes, 1993)
Richard C. Okie .... supervising producer (3 episodes, 1993)
Tommy Thompson .... producer / supervising producer (2 episodes, 1991-1993)

Scott Ejercito .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Joanne Oboyski .... assistant associate producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Velton Ray Bunch (40 episodes, 1989-1993)
Mike Post (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jerry Grant (10 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Cinematography by
Michael W. Watkins (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Robert D. McBride (9 episodes, 1991-1992)
Roy H. Wagner (6 episodes, 1989)
Henry M. Lebo (4 episodes, 1989)
Bradley B. Six (3 episodes, 1990)
Robert Primes (1 episode, 1992-1993)
 
Series Film Editing by
Mario Di Gregorio (9 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jon Koslowsky (9 episodes, 1990-1991)
Alan L. Shefland (8 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ron Rutberg (8 episodes, 1989)
Robert E. Pew (8 episodes, 1990-1991)
M. Edward Salier (7 episodes, 1991-1992)
Jerry Temple (6 episodes, 1990-1991)
Randy D. Wiles (6 episodes, 1992-1993)
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 (37 episodes, 1989-1991)
Melissa Skoff (5 episodes, 1989)
Ken Carlson (3 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Production Design by
Cameron Birnie (36 episodes, 1989-1991)
 
Series Art Direction by
Peg McClellan (30 episodes, 1989-1990)
Cameron Birnie (10 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Robert L. Zilliox (46 episodes, 1989-1991)
 
Series Costume Design by
Jean-Pierre Dorléac (47 episodes, 1989-1991)

Jacqueline Saint Anne (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Stephen Gautier .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1989)
Virginia Kearns .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1989)
 
Series Production Management
Ronald R. Grow .... unit production manager (36 episodes, 1989-1991)
Paul Cajero .... unit production manager (9 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Brooks Mendel .... second assistant director / dga trainee (30 episodes, 1989-1991)
Michael Scott Bryant .... dga trainee (22 episodes, 1992-1993)
Ryan Gordon .... first assistant director (18 episodes, 1989-1991)
Paul Sirmons .... first assistant director (15 episodes, 1989-1991)
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)
Kate Yurka .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 1991)
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)

John Slosser .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
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)

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
Paul B. Clay .... supervising sound editor / sound editor (38 episodes, 1989-1991)
Mark Hopkins McNabb .... sound mixer (38 episodes, 1989-1991)
Rick Bozeat .... sound effects editor (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Barry Thomas .... sound mixer (8 episodes, 1991)
Ronald L. Collins .... sound mixer (6 episodes, 1989)
Sam Gemette .... sound editor (6 episodes, 1989)
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 .... sound 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 .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Lisa Shaw Phillips .... assistant sound editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Brian Q. Kelley .... effects editorial (1 episode, 1990)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Michael Douglas Middleton .... visual effects still photographer (1 episode, 1989)
Jay Roth .... painter (1 episode, 1989)

Mark Burnett .... visual effects video assistant (unknown episodes)
Roger Dorney .... visual effects supervisor (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 (44 episodes, 1989-1991)
Brian J. Williams .... stunt performer / stunt double: J.C. Quinn / ... (4 episodes, 1990-1992)
Gary J. Wayton .... stunt double (3 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)
Steve Kelso .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Barbara Anne Klein .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Shawn 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)
Randall Burak .... gaffer (18 episodes, 1990-1993)
Robert Ivener .... dolly grip (8 episodes, 1989)
Dale Alexander .... key grip (6 episodes, 1989)
Walt Andrus .... camera operator: a (5 episodes, 1992)

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 (46 episodes, 1989-1991)
Donna Roberts .... costume supervisor (46 episodes, 1989-1991)
Jill Sheridan .... wardrobe supervisor (20 episodes, 1992-1993)

Jerry Herrin .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes, 1993)
Katina Le Kerr .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
Kim Myer .... costumer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
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 (25 episodes, 1990-1993)
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
Winnie Rich .... script supervisor (31 episodes, 1989-1990)
Tommy Thompson .... executive story editor (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
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)
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:
According to Dean Stockwell, his friend Dennis Hopper advised him not to take a role on television so soon after being nominated for an Academy Award (Best Supporting Actor for Married to the Mob (1988)). Stockwell took the role anyway and was nominated for four Emmys and four Golden Globes (and won one in 1990) for his role as Al.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:
Sam:Do you have to sneak up on me?
Al:I'm sorry. What do you expect a hologram to do? Knock?
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Quantum Leap Main TitleSee more »

FAQ

What's up with the show's obscure ending?
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32 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Basic Sci-Fi or dramatised sociology?, 17 May 2006
Author: netty1968 from United Kingdom

I have to admit I may be a little biased as I've always had a soft spot for this programme. I recall watching the pilot when it was originally aired in the UK (1990 I think?) and remember, even then, being transfixed by the subsequent weekly 'leaps' of its main character, Dr. Sam Beckett.

I always thought it was more than just a Sci-fi/ comedic drama as, at times, it was incredibly insightful. The concept was completely innovative and didn't rely to heavily on expensive effects to convey the belief of time travel.

Sam's holographic sidekick Al Calavici (played by Dean Stockwell) provided an above average level of humour, making the viewer laugh out loud at issues which some would consider untouchable (his remark of 'bigot in a moo-moo' regarding one very ample character's racist comments being an example!)

There appeared to be no subject to dangerous to touch and that was what made the programme so engrossing. By examining key issues that could have affected anyone (sexual harassment, racism and teenage pregnancy to name a few), the viewer could not help but be drawn into a theoretical discussion as to the rights and wrongs of each subject.

I could go on but all I can add is that I highly recommend this T.V classic to newcomers as, once you've seen it, you will become as hooked as the millions of other devotees out there!

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