Quantum Leap (1989–1993)
0 user 1 critic

It's a Wonderful Leap - May 10, 1958 

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.



(created by), (teleplay) | 2 more credits »

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video



Episode cast overview:
Lenny Greenman
Frank O'Connor
Robin Frates ...
Jack Orend ...
Tony (as Jack R. Orend)
Lucky (as Milt Kigan)
Doug MacHugh ...
Moe (as Douglas MacHugh)
Fred Trump
Frank Girardeau ...
Sergeant McCann
Young Executive
Justin Thomson ...
Donald Trump
Mirror Image of Max Greenman


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis





Release Date:

1 April 1992 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


After Sam hits Angelita and helps her up, he says its a miracle and Angelita mentions their being on 34th Street. A subtle reference to the movie Miracle on 34th Street. See more »


At the end, the big pay-off when Angela calls Sam by his name, it's supposed to prove that she knew his name, proving that she's an angel and was there to as Sam's guardian angel. However, at least once, Al called Sam by his name in Angela presence so she would know him with that name. See more »


Dr. Sam Beckett: I was trying to save your life.
Angelita Carmen Guadalupe Cecelia Jiminez: By running me down and beating me up?
Dr. Sam Beckett: No, no. I thought... I thought that your heart had stopped. I was just trying to get it started again, that's all.
Angelita Carmen Guadalupe Cecelia Jiminez: Oh, why don't you back over me a couple more times?
Dr. Sam Beckett: You shouldn't move.
Angelita Carmen Guadalupe Cecelia Jiminez: You shouldn't drive.
See more »


References Here Comes the Groom (1951) See more »


Written by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Liz Torres
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Kevin Smith's Top 3 Sundance Movies in 90 Seconds

Kevin Smith reveals his favorite Sundance movies of all time. Plus, La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz shares some "secret" information about his new spy-thriller series, "Counterpart."

Watch now