Sam leaps into the body of a newly promoted police detective Jake Rawlins. His task is to keep a woman, Beth, from falling in love with a lawyer she is about to meet. Her husband has been listed as missing in action and is in fact in a North Vietnamese prisoner of war camp. Sam doesn't quite get there in time and the two meet. He soon realizes however that Al has been less than honest with him about why it's important they not meet. In fact, Sam has leaped into Rawlins body to keep a junkie from killing his partner, Sgt. Roger Skaggs. Written by
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The initials in the title stand for Missing In Action, a serviceman who never returns from war and his body is never located or identified. See more
Admiral Al Calavicci
I love her. Beth was the only woman I ever wanted to grow old with. That's why all my marriages never worked after that. Sam, if you're lucky, life's gonna give you one shot at true love. Beth was mine. I lost her, but you could get her back for me.
Dr. Sam Beckett
God, Al, I wish I could, but I can't.
"Georgia On My Mind"
Written by Hoagy Carmichael
and Stuart Gorrell
Performed by Ray Charles See more