Quantum Leap: Season 1, Episode 8

Camikazi Kid - June 6, 1961 (10 May 1989)

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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.

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Cheryl Wilson
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Bob Thompson (as Kevin Blair)
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Chuck Thompson
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Jill
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Dad Wilson
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Janie Wilson
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It's 1961 and Sam leaps into the body of a gawky, pimple-faced teenager, Cam Wilson. His older sister Cheryl represents many of the ideals of the times and is thrilled when she and her fiancé are accepted into the Peace Corps and are headed for Tonga. The fiancé, Bob Thompson, is the problem however and Sam's job is to make sure they don't get married. Bob has no plans to go to Tonga and has actually accepted a partnership in his father's car dealership. He's also a bit of a brute and has already been violent toward Cheryl. Cam tries to expose Bob for what he is by challenging him to a car race. Written by garykmcd

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Sam teaches a child Michael Jackson how to do the moonwalk. See more »

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Before Sam leaps, the 1964 version of "Let It Be Me" plays in the background, as sung by Betty Everett and Jerry Butler. Since the episode takes place in 1961, the Everly Brothers version should be playing. See more »

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Admiral Al Calavicci: Look what I picked up this morning.
Dr. Sam Beckett: The girl or the car?
Admiral Al Calavicci: I met her at the car auction. She offered to wax my hood.
Dr. Sam Beckett: Well, she looks like she does good work.
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Features Leave It to Beaver: Eddie's Double-Cross (1960) See more »

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Cute and Effective
26 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A sweet story unfolds here with Bakula playing the part of Cam who must find a way to convince his sister not to marry a guy who is an abusive alcoholic. There's another story line about a girl who has a crush on Cam but is bashful as she is beautiful. She hasn't even been kissed by a boy yet! It comes down to a drag race for pink slips so Cam can show what a loser her fiancé is both literally and figuratively. Thanks to a bit of cheating using nitrous oxide to increase Cam's car's acceleration, Cam wins the race and saves his sister after she sees how violent he became after losing the race.

Combine those with some drag-racing and you have yourself a pleasant, effective episode that will put a smile on your face.


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