Quantum Leap (1989–1993)

Rebel Without a Clue - September 1, 1958 

As a member of a motorcycle gang Sam has to keep a young woman from going on the road.



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Episode cast overview:
Dillon (as Dietrich Bader)
Teddy Wilson ...
Ernie Tyler
Mad Dog
Joshua Cadman ...
Kristopher Logan ...
Shane 'Funny Bone' Thomas


Sam leaps into the body of Shane 'Funny Bone' Thomas, a biker and member of a gang, The Cobras, circa 1958. Al tells him that he's there to prevent the murder of Becky, a young idealist who shows great potential as a writer. Sometime in the next 24 hours she will be stabbed, but Al doesn't know by who. Despite Sam's several attempts to convince her to leave she refuses to do so. She's inspired by Jack Kerouac's On The Road and wants to experience life. Sam decides there's only one person who can convince her otherwise - Jack Kerouac himself. Written by garykmcd

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30 November 1990 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Mark Boone Junior, who appears in the episode as a member of a biker gang, would later go on to play Bobby Elvis, part of the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club in the TV series of the same name. See more »


Dr. Sam Beckett: Al, I can't be a biker.
Admiral Al Calavicci: Where is your sense of adventure? Don't you know what it feels like?
Dr. Sam Beckett: Yeah, like playing slip and slide on asphalt! I mean, look at my leg.
Admiral Al Calavicci: Nah, I'm not talking about that. I'm talking about the way it feels when the, the sun blasts into your skin - if you've got sunscreen on - and the wind waves by your face and you sail off into the blue on your chrome-plated candy colored flaming red dream machine. You never know what's around the next corner.
Dr. Sam Beckett: Probably a head-on with a...
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References The Wild One (1953) See more »


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Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Performed by Elvis Presley
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