Quantum Leap: Season 4, Episode 12

Running for Honor - June 11, 1964 (15 Jan. 1992)

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At a Naval school Sam must prevent the death of a gay fellow classmate from a gang of other students.



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Episode credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cadet #3
Admiral Spencer
Lisa Lawrence ...
Karen Spencer
Phillip Ashcroft
Ronnie Chambers
John Roselius ...
Coach Martz
Cadet #2
Beau Windham ...
Tommy H. York


Sam leaps into the body of Tommy York, a cadet at Prescott Naval College in 1964. Tommy is a superb athlete and will be the valedictorian at the upcoming graduation. Al tells Sam that Tommy's former roommate, ex-cadet Philip Ashcroft, will be found dead in two days time. Ashcroft was expelled from Prescott because he was a homosexual but Sam learns there is a small group of cadets, known as the Chain gang, who are praying on gay men in the community. As rumors spread that Tommy is also gay, Sam and Al race to ensure Philip survives. Written by garykmcd

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NBC affiliates in some areas of the US refused to air this episode during the initial broadcast due to the controversial nature of the storyline. See more »


[after Phillip has prepared to hang himself because he is gay, the Coach tries to talk him out of it]
Coach Martz: You're not alone, Phillip. I know about the guilt - the shame, the fear. I spent my whole life that way. Wondering why I had to be different. Hoping that it'd just pass. Well, it's okay to be different. And the only ones we have to be afraid of are ourselves. You and Tommy made me realize that. You and I? Hey, we got nothing to be ashamed of. Now, come on down. We'll save the cops a lot of ...
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an honest and effective anti-homophobia treatment
15 September 2007 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

My brother told me about this episode when it aired in Australia in the early nineties - but I had to wait for the DVD (in 2007) to see it myself. I'm impressed with how entertaining this episode is, while also dealing with a wide range of the issues around homophobia (including internalised homophobia).

I particularly appreciate that Sam is totally at ease in his temporary new skin as naval sports jock Tommy - readily accepting Ziggy's strong prediction (86%) that Tommy is gay.

Previous seasons of Quantum Leap have informed us that Sam Beckett is honest, compassionate and refreshingly free of prejudice. And so in this program Sam quickly pulls Al back into line for making ill-informed value judgements about Tommy's natural mannerisms.

This show has relevance to gays to the military - but it's really a universal statement that homophobia is everyone's problem.

I've always had a crush on Scott Bakula (and a boyhood crush on Dean Stockwell). I now have even more respect for these two fine actors.

This program alone is well worth the purchase price of the 4th season DVD set.

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