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"Quantum Leap" One Strobe Over the Line - June 15, 1965 (1990)

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Original Air Date:
19 October 1990 (Season 3, Episode 4)
Sam leaps into a fashion photographer and must save a model from a drug dependency due to an ambitious agent. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Scott Bakula ... Dr. Sam Beckett

Dean Stockwell ... Admiral Al Calavicci

Susan Anton ... Helen Le Baron

Marjorie Monaghan ... Edie Landsdale
Kristoffer Tabori ... Byron
David Sheinkopf ... Mike
Robert Trumbull ... Frank

John Achorn ... Irv

Nigel Gibbs ... Waiter
Danny McCoy Jr. ... Karl Granson (as Dan McCoy)

Tripp Law ... Nubian Guard (as Lawrence McNeal III)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Elizabeth Gast ... Model (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Michael Zinberg 
Writing credits
Donald P. Bellisario (created by)

Chris Ruppenthal  written by

Produced by
Donald P. Bellisario .... executive producer
Paul Brown .... co-producer
Jimmy Giritlian .... associate producer (as James S. Giritlian)
Jeff Gourson .... co-producer
Deborah Pratt .... co-executive producer
Chris Ruppenthal .... producer
Harker Wade .... supervising producer
Robert Wolterstorff .... supervising producer
Michael Zinberg .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Velton Ray Bunch 
Cinematography by
Michael W. Watkins  (as Michael Watkins)
Film Editing by
Robert E. Pew 
Casting by
Ellen Lubin Sanitsky 
Production Design by
Cameron Birnie 
Set Decoration by
Robert L. Zilliox 
Costume Design by
Jean-Pierre Dorléac  (as Jean-Pierre Dorleac)
Production Management
Ronald R. Grow .... unit production manager (as Ron Grow)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ryan Gordon .... first assistant director
Robert Brooks Mendel .... second assistant director (as Rob Mendel)
Sound Department
Rick Bozeat .... sound effects editor
Paul B. Clay .... supervising sound editor (as Paul Clay)
Mark Hopkins McNabb .... sound mixer
Diamond Farnsworth .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Abbott .... gaffer
Peter Gulla .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
David Rawley .... costume supervisor
Donna Roberts .... costume supervisor (as Donna Roberts-Orme)
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Mike Post .... composer: theme music
Donald Woods .... music editor
Other crew
Tommy Thompson .... executive story editor

Series Crew
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Directed by
John Cullum (episode "All-Americans")
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Donald P. Bellisario  created by

Produced by
Donald P. Bellisario .... executive producer (episode "Glitter Rock") (episode "Heart of a Champion") (episode "Hunting Will We Go, A") (episode "Piano Man") (episode "Private Dancer") (episode "Runaway")
Paul Brown .... co-producer (episode "Future Boy") (episode "Glitter Rock") (episode "Heart of a Champion") (episode "Hunting Will We Go, A") (episode "Last Dance Before An Execution") (episode "Piano Man") (episode "Private Dancer") (episode "Runaway")
Scott Ejercito .... associate producer
Chas. Floyd Johnson .... co-executive producer (1992-93)
Joanne Oboyski .... assistant associate producer (as Joanne Oboyski-Battelene)
Deborah Pratt .... co-executive producer (episode "Private Dancer")
Chris Ruppenthal .... producer (episode "Glitter Rock") (episode "Heart of a Champion") (episode "Hunting Will We Go, A") (episode "Last Dance Before An Execution") (episode "Piano Man") (episode "Private Dancer") (episode "Runaway")
Scott Shepherd .... supervising producer (1989-1990)
Cinematography by
Henry M. Lebo (4 episodes 1990)
Robert Primes (1992-1993)
Film Editing by
Craig Holt 
Costume Design by
Jacqueline Saint Anne 
Production Management
Ronald R. Grow .... unit production manager (episode "Shock Theater - 2nd October 1954") (as Ron Grow)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Hansson .... dga trainee (7 episodes 1989)
John Slosser .... first assistant director
Art Department
Peter Bankins .... property master
Kurt V. Hulett .... lead man
Evan Jacobs .... specialty props
Douglas Miller .... specialty props
John Riley .... specialty props
George Tuers .... property master
Jon Warren .... specialty props
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Beau Biggart .... adr mixer
Alfred J. Carranza .... assistant sound editor
Richard Coleman .... sound recordist
Bob Costanza .... sound editor
Tom Gerard .... sound re-recording mixer
William Hooper .... sound editor
William Jacobs .... sound editor
Susan Kurtz .... sound effects editor
Peter Reale .... sound re-recording mixer
Lisa Shaw Phillips .... assistant sound editor (pilot episode) (as Lisa Shaw)
Visual Effects by
Mark Burnett .... visual effects video assistant
Roger Dorney .... visual effects supervisor
Scott Milne .... visual effects
William Powloski .... effects animator
Joseph Yanuzzi .... assistant editor: Apogee, Inc.
Kenny Bates .... stunts
Nick Brett .... stunt rigger
Laura Dash .... stunt double
Harold 'Hal' Frizzell .... stunts
Steven Ito .... stunt performer
Terry James .... stunts
Steve Kelso .... stunts
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts
Barbara Anne Klein .... stunts
Shawn Patrick Lane .... stunt double: John Snyder (as Shawn Lane)
Gene LeBell .... stunts
Hugh Aodh O'Brien .... stunts (as Hugh A. O'Brien)
Jimmy N. Roberts .... stunts
Joseph Michael Roth .... stunts
Neil Summers .... stunts
Jill Terashita .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Ralph Gerling .... camera operator
Matt Ramirez .... first assistant camera
Matt Ramirez .... photographer: second unit
Robert Schoenhut .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jerry Herrin .... costume supervisor (1993)
Katina Le Kerr .... costume supervisor (as Katina Kerr)
Kim Myer .... costumer (as Kim McClellen)
Editorial Department
Bruce Gorman .... assistant editor
Robert Hudson .... assistant editor
Jim Thomson .... assistant editor
Other crew
Bret Culpepper .... stand-in
Jill Gable .... production assistant
Betty Green .... title designer
Carolyn Hayes .... production auditor
Steve Hinton .... pilot
Beth Humphreys .... legal supervisor
Harriet Margulies .... production assistant
Yvonne Yaconelli .... production coordinator
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

48 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

In the original history, Edie Landsdale died of an overdose of pills and alcohol on June 18, 1965.See more »
Anachronisms: Byron considers hiring Twiggy for the modelling shoot. However, Twiggy's modelling career did not begin until 1966.See more »
[after Edie has accidentally taken an overdose, Sam is trying to keep her walking around and talking]
Dr. Sam Beckett:[helping Edie back on her feet] Al! Come on, come on, come on.
Admiral Al Calavicci:Sam, Ziggy says she's got a 42%... Oh, wait! It's going up! 43%. Sam, keep her going!
Edie Landsdale:[groggy] Al?
Dr. Sam Beckett:Uh, Al is my dog. Al, on the farm.
Admiral Al Calavicci:[indignant] Your dog? All right, it's up to 46%, but I'm still insulted.
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Movie Connections:
References Gone with the Wind (1939)See more »
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Uppers and Downers, 30 October 2015
Author: prisminstructor

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Well, my QL fans, this episode has its ups and downs - literally and figuratively. However, it isn't one of my favorites yet it isn't bad either. Marjorie Monaghan, who plays up and coming model, Edie Lansdale, gives a good performance overall but it is Susan Anton who portrays Helen Le Baron, Edie's agent, who gives a great performance along with the supporting cast. The storyline deals with how Helen attempts to control her models by giving them uppers and downers to use to get through the long hours and high demands of modeling. However, as the title eludes to "One Toke Over the Line," ( a drug reference,) so does this episode. Sam's "job" is to prevent Edie from a fatal overdose after Helen laces Edie's coffee with "Black Beauties" and "Doors & Fours." ("Black Beauties" contained two forms of amphetamine. "Doors & Fours" was a combination of the drugs, "Doriden" and "Tylenol with codeine - or Tylenol#4.) This made a potent stimulant and depressant combination. As usual, Sam succeeds. There are a few unbelievable scenes in this episode such as when Helen drops several pills and capsules into Edies' coffee seconds before she drinks it. These drugs have an extremely bitter taste and the capsules would float! (I'm a retired pharmacist.) Also, the withdrawal process is fairly inaccurate and is shown as a stereotypical form of withdrawal in the episode. But that's not why this isn't one of the better episodes. In my opinion, it lacks the emotion usually evoked by Bakula is most other episodes. (Rating: C -)

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