Quantum Leap: Season 5, Episode 19

The Beast Within - November 6, 1972 (16 Mar. 1993)

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As a former Viet Nam veteran, Sam is mistaken for Big Foot in rural Washington state.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Lucas 'Luke' Marlet
Eileen Seeley ...
Karen Marlet
Roy Brown (as Sean Gregory Sullivan)
Daniel Burke
Mike Jolly ...
Henry Adams
David Denney ...
Deputy Curtis
John Burke (as John Worful)


As a former Viet Nam veteran, Sam is mistaken for Big Foot in rural Washington state.

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The title refers to The Beast Within (1982), a horror film directed by Philippe Mora. See more »


Sam restrains his friend while having a seizure and puts a spoon in his mouth to prevent him from "swallowing his tongue." Not only is the swallowing of a tongue an outdated and incorrect myth regarding epileptic seizures it's something a medical doctor like Sam would know about and wouldn't do to a seizing person. See more »


Dr. Sam Beckett: [after reading Henry's journal] Al, there were four of them who went off to Vietnam. High school buddies.
Admiral Al Calavicci: Why do I get the feeling this story does not have a happy ending?
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References The Beast Within (1982) See more »

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