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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17 May 1989 (USA)  »

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Mistaking Sam for Bogart, a young Woody Allen tries to get Sam's autograph in the airport. See more »


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


Dr. Sam Beckett: I read this book Nick's writing. That's why I know everything. It's not déjà vu.
Admiral Al Calavicci: Another illusion shattered forever.
Dr. Sam Beckett: Nick and Alison loved each other but they were too loyal to Phil to do anything about it. Listen to this: "The heat between us was like a six-day jaunt in the Sahara, but out ties to Phil were as tight as the drunk on the corner stool."
Admiral Al Calavicci: Not exactly Faulkner.
Dr. Sam Beckett: You can say that again. I think I'm here to find Phil's killer so that Allison and I can live happily ever after.
Admiral Al Calavicci: Sam, ...
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References Boys Town (1938) See more »


Blue Moon
Music by Richard Rodgers
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