Quantum Leap: Season 1, Episode 6

Double Identity - November 8, 1965 (21 Apr. 1989)

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Sam leaps into a mafia hit-man who may not live long since he is romancing the godfather's girlfriend. Also an attempt to bring Sam home causes the 1965 east coast blackout.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Terri Garber ...
Don Geno Frascotti (as Michael Genovese)
Tom Silardi ...
Page Mosely ...
Francesco 'Frankie' La Palma
Primo (as Nick Casavettes)
Harriet Medin ...
Dean Fortunato ...
Father Sebastian
Ric Mancini ...
Student (as Joseph Svezia)
John Hostetter ...


Sam leaps into a mafia hit-man who may not live long since he is romancing the godfather's girlfriend. Also an attempt to bring Sam home causes the 1965 east coast blackout.

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21 April 1989 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Many of the scripts were based on movies. This one was very similar to The Godfather (1972), with an aging don and plenty of ethnic mobsters. See more »


The episode "Double Identity" (1.5) takes place in early November of 1965, yet a theater marquee says Doctor Zhivago is playing. It wasn't released in the United States until the 22nd of December. See more »


[repeated line]
Teresa: If I'm lyin', I'm dyin'.
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References Doctor Zhivago (1965) See more »


Stop! In the Name of Love
Written by Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, and Eddie Holland
Performed by The Supremes
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11 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

this is a pretty interesting episode.

SAM ending up quantum leaping in a mob guy who falls for the mob boss's mistress i thinking that what she was but really loves the guy SAM first quantum leaps into.

i wonder if SAM was glad that he did not have to kill anyone knowing who he leaping into. Sam did at the end leap into the mob boss.

I hope the guy Sam first leaped into lived happily ever after.

i am try the best i can with a comment an i'm still not getting in.

what do they want from me i do not know what else to write about this episode.

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