Quantum Leap: Season 1, Episode 9

Play It Again, Seymour - April 14, 1953 (17 May 1989)

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Sam leaps into a private detective who looks a lot like Humphrey Bogart.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Allison Grimski
Tony Heller ...
Real Nick Allen
Steve Nevil ...
Lt. Lannon
Old Lady
Don Maxwell ...
Kevin Mockrin ...
Barbara London ...
Ron Ulstad ...
Hap Lawrence ...


It's the early 1950s an Sam has leaped into the body of a New York City private detective, Nick Allen. Apart from the fact that Allen bears a striking resemblance to Humphrey Bogart, Sam feels that he has leaped into a cheap pulp novel, something that proves to be all too accurate when he realizes he knows the story and is constantly having a sense of déjà vu. With his partner murdered, Sam has to not only find the murderer but launch the career of a prospective writer. Written by garykmcd

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The title is based upon the "Play it again, Sam" quote that is attributed to Casablanca (1942) but is often misquoted from Rick's quote "Play it, Sam!" See more »


Obvious use of stunt double in the elevator shaft. See more »


[Al has returned with the book about the case Sam is living]
Dr. Sam Beckett: Who killed Phil?
Admiral Al Calavicci: I don't know.
Dr. Sam Beckett: What do you mean you don't know? You've got the book, I saw you.
Admiral Al Calavicci: Yeah, but, you know, it's an unfinished mystery. It's one of those contest books that had in the '50s. You figure out who did the murder and if the cops can prove it, then you win ten grand.
[hold up the book]
Dr. Sam Beckett: Al, it says "Who Killed Grimsley *and* Allen?"
Admiral Al Calavicci: Yeah, I thought you'd notice that last part.
Dr. Sam Beckett: How did I die?
Admiral Al Calavicci: Back-stomped an ounce of ...
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References Sabrina (1954) See more »


As Time Goes By
Written by Herman Hupfeld
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