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Moments to Live - May 4, 1985 

Sam is kidnapped by an obsessed soap opera fan.



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Episode cast overview:
Norma Jean Pilcher
Hank Pilcher
Millie Reynolds
Ben, Kyle Hart's Agent
TV Husband
Woman (as Ellen Gersten)
Krista Tesreau ...
Nurse Kidman (as Krista Mione)
Julie Lloyd ...
Richard Merson ...
Patrick Lowe ...
Kyle Hart


In 1985, Sam leaps into the body of soap opera Kyle Hart just as they are filming a scene. He is the star and plays a doctor on the show, the most popular soap in America. As part of a contest he has lunch with the winner, Norma Jean Pilcher, who seems to have difficulty differentiating between the real world and the world in the soap opera. In no time, he's forced at gunpoint into Norma Jean's van - with her husband Hank at wheel - heading to Millie's house, someone she describes as her mother. When he hears the reason why she's kidnapped him, he knows he has to get out of there. Al tells him however that the reports they've found indicate he'll be found with a shotgun blast to the head. Written by garykmcd

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8 April 1992 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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This episode takes place in California from May 4 to May 5, 1985. See more »


Al refers to Kyle Hart as Lyle Hart even though in previous scenes his spoken name is Kyle, and a magazine cover is even shown with "Kyle". Adding to the confusion, the end credits list the character as Lyle Hart. See more »


[Sam is Kyle Hart, an actor playing a doctor in... ]
Sam: I'm in a soap opera!
Al: We prefer 'daytime drama'.
Sam: We...? You mean... you mean, you watch this stuff?
Al: Oh, uh, Tina had me watching some of it while I was down with the flu. And, Sam, you wouldn't believe the things that go on on these shows.
Sam: Okay. All right, I know.
Al: I mean, everybody...
Sam: I know.
Al: ...is sleeping...
Sam: I know.
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References Ben Casey (1961) See more »


All I Have to Do Is Dream
Written by Felice Bryant and Boudleaux Bryant
Performed by The Everly Brothers (1958)
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