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A Leap for Lisa - June 25, 1957 

While trying to save a married woman, Sam changes history and Al is sent to the gas chamber giving Sam a new observer.

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Cast

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Chip Ferguson (as Jeffrey Corbett)
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Commander Hugh Dobbs
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Al 'Bingo' Calavicci (as James Walters)
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Lt. Lisa Sherman
Anthony Peck ...
Judge
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Steve Carlisle ...
Pollack
Gregory James ...
Stacker (as Jeff Nowinski)
Debbie James ...
Marci Riker (as Debbie L. James)
Ivan Gueron ...
Plumber
Jack Stauffer ...
Flight Surgeon
Rich Whiteside ...
Marine Guard
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Storyline

Sam (Scott Bakula leaps into Al as a young Ensign accused of raping and murdering his commanding officers wife. Assuming he's there to get Al (Dean Stockwell out of a jam, Sam actually changes the future when he tells his alibi not to speak to his defense lawyer. Whereas the charges were dropped originally, Ziggy says there's now an 81% chance Al will be convicted and sent to the gas chamber. The commanding officer, Dirk Riker (Charles Rocket), seems to have it in for Al, even though he knows he's innocent and knows that Al is one of the few men his wife Marci didn't sleep with. When the probability of Al being executed reaches 100%, Sam finds that Al has been replaced by Edward St. John V (Roddy McDowall) because Al was in fact executed. A cigar butt in Al's Corvette is all Sam needs to prove his innocence. Written by garykmcd

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20 May 1992 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Al is replaced by Edward St. John V, played by Roddy McDowall. Malcolm McDowell (no relation) was considered for the role of Al. See more »

Goofs

When Sam is brushing his teeth the mirror trick used has the actor playing "Bingo" stand to the right of Sam, the camera angle makes it look like Sam's reflection is "Bingo". when he lifts his arm to put the toothbrush to his face, you can see Scott Bakula's arm briefly reflected in the mirror next to young Al. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Lisa Sherman: If they don't find Marci's killer, then I'll testify.
Sam: What are you gonna tell 'em?
Lt. Lisa Sherman: The truth. That Jack was T. D. Y. Saturday, and I spent the night with you.
Sam: You're married?
Lt. Lisa Sherman: Yes; so is my husband. But it hasn't stopped him from landing on every blonde from here to Norway.
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Connections

References From Here to Eternity (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Be-Bop-A-Lula
(uncredited)
Written by Gene Vincent and Tex Davis
Performed by Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (1956)
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