Quantum Leap: Season 3, Episode 9

Rebel Without a Clue - September 1, 1958 (30 Nov. 1990)

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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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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 »


Becky: No, I've got to see, I've got to do.
Jack Kerouac: I've got to move, I've got to groove - away from the rumbling hooves of suffocating mediocrity. That's what you were thinking, wasn't it? -... - I was talking to a friend the other day about this very subject. He was illuminating - like a thunderstorm at midnight. And when I overheard your dilemma, on my quest for a cup of coffee, I couldn't help but be reminded of it, and other things. On the wheel of life, we all go around, we are many people, at many ...
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References The Wild One (1953) See more »

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