Quantum Leap: Season 4, Episode 18

It's a Wonderful Leap - May 10, 1958 (1 Apr. 1992)

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As a New York City cab driver, Sam has to win a contest to get his own taxi medallion. Sam also has the help of a woman named Angelito who knows about Sam and claims to be an angel.



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Episode cast overview:
Angelita Carmen Guadalupe Cecelia Jimenez
Lenny Greenman
Peter Iacangelo ...
Frank O'Connor
Robin Frates ...
Jack Orend ...
Tony (as Jack R. Orend)
Milt Kogan ...
Doug MacHugh ...
Moe (as Douglas MacHugh)
Frank Girardeau ...
Sergeant McCann
Young Executive
Justin Thomson ...
Max / Mirror


In 1958, Sam leaps into the body of Max Greenman, a New York City cab driver who runs over a pedestrian only to eventually learn that she's actually Max's guardian angel. Max is hoping to win his own cab driver's medallion in the contest his employer is running. But Al tells him that on the next evening, the last day of the contest and $50 short of winning his medallion, Max will be shot and remain comatose for the rest of his life. He knows exactly where - 43rd and Broadway - and when he will be shot so Sam's plan is just to avoid the location at all costs. While he avoids getting shot, another complication arises leading Max's father Lennie to take matters into his own hands. Written by garykmcd

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The title is based upon the movie It's a Wonderful Life (1946). See more »


In the beginning of this episode, "It's A Wonderful Leap" as Al is (mis)guiding Sam in the cab, the lady in the back seat tells him to take a right, which he does. The scene is supposed to be in 1958, however, the scene shown is in modern times, with cars from the 80's and early 90's, as well as a early 1980's stationwagon, and a modern skyscraper, and a AAA (very telling NON neon) sign in the background! See more »


Admiral Al Calavicci: They must serve a lot of sweets in heaven.
Angelita Carmen Guadalupe Cecelia Jiminez: Well, you're never going to find out.
Admiral Al Calavicci: Oh? Why not?
Angelita Carmen Guadalupe Cecelia Jiminez: There's a dress code.
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References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »


Written by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Liz Torres
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