Quantum Leap: Season 3, Episode 14

Private Dancer - October 6, 1979 (20 Mar. 1991)

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As a male stripper, Sam must save a deaf girl from a life of prostitution and get her an audition with a professional dance company.



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Episode credited cast:
Heidi Swedberg ...
Robert Schuch ...
Marguerite Pomerhn Derricks ...
Female Dancer (as Marguerite Pomerhn-Derricks)
Rhondee Beriault ...
Diana Quinna
Henry Woronicz ...
Melinda Cordell ...
Officer Arden
Harry Cohn ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Solari ...
Rod 'the Bod' McCarty


Sam leaps into the body of Rod "the Bod" McCarty a male dancer at a strip club. According to Al, he's there to prevent a waitress and aspiring ballet dancer, Diana Quinna, from turning to prostitution to make ends meet. Diana is quite innocent in many ways. She would love to be a professional dancer but is hearing disabled and lacks the self esteem to make it on her own. Despite Sam's best efforts, she resists his interventions on her behalf but he nonetheless arranges an audition for her with professional choreographer Joanna Chapman who is recruiting for her dance company Written by garykmcd

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20 March 1991 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Debbie Allen and Marguerite Pomerhn Derricks had previously worked together on Fame (1982). Years later, Derricks did the choreography for the remake of Fame (2009) in which Allen had a supporting role. See more »


The police car parked at the curb when Sam follows Dianna into the street is a mid 1980's Dodge Diplomat, and the tow truck used to tow away Dianna's van is a late 1980's Chevrolet. See more »


[first lines]
[Sam is embodying Rod, a Chippendale dancing in front of a mob of crazy women, who are trying to undress him]
Dr. Sam Beckett: [voice-over] In Ancient Rome, slaves were forced to fight armored gladiators to the death. If the slave survived, he'd be set free. In this crowd, he'd be eaten alive.
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