Quantum Leap: Season 3, Episode 20

Heart of a Champion - July 23, 1955 (8 May 1991)

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Sam leaps into a wrestler who must convince his partner-brother to quit due to a heart problem.



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Episode cast overview:
Jerry Bossard ...
Ronny Sammis
Carl Shilo
Sherry Shilo
Lottie Sammis
Ring doctor
Stan (as Tim deZarn)
Don Dolan ...
Don Hood ...
Lamar the Promoter
Jeff Hochendoner ...
Terry Sammis
Jay S. York ...
John Kidwell ...
Hank Sammis


It's 1955 and the middle of the cold war when Sam leaps into the body of Terry Sammis, a professional wrestler who, along with his brother Ronnie, form a tag team. They're from Arkansas but their ring persona is that of Soviets and they taunt the crowd with their pro-Russian rants. Al tells Sam that Terry is new to the wrestling game having just replaced an older brother who died in a car crash. He also tells him Ronnie will die in the big title match they have scheduled for the next day. Sam tries to convince Ronnie to pass upon the big match but wrestling is in their blood and Ronnie has no intention of giving up their big chance. There's only one thing Sam can do: fight the entire match by himself and make sure Ronnie never enters the ring. Written by garykmcd

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Dr. Sam Beckett: Can you believe it? I mean, can you believe how she set me up like that?
Admiral Al Calavicci: Well, you know, there's women that get a big thrill out of watching men suffer. Trust me on this, I've been married to most of them.
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