Quantum Leap: Season 4, Episode 20

The Curse of Ptah-Hotep - March 2, 1957 (22 Apr. 1992)

TV Episode  -   -  Action | Adventure | Drama
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 96 users  
Reviews: write review | 1 critic

At an archaeological dig in Egypt Sam has to deal with an approaching sandstorm and a 3000 year old curse.



(created by),
0Check in

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 36 titles
created 12 Mar 2011
a list of 27 titles
created 9 months ago
a list of 333 titles
created 1 month ago

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Curse of Ptah-Hotep - March 2, 1957 (22 Apr 1992)

The Curse of Ptah-Hotep - March 2, 1957 (22 Apr 1992) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Quantum Leap.
« Previous Episode | 73 of 97 Episodes | Next Episode »


Episode cast overview:
Ginny Will
Dr. Mustafa El Razul
Chaim Girafi ...
Ali (as Chaim Jeraffi)
Rodger LaRue ...
Dale / Mirror


In 1957, Sam leaps into the body of Dale Conway, an American archaeologist on a dig in Egypt just as he and his partner Ginny Will discover the tomb of Ptah-Hotep. Al tells him however that the discovery has to this day never been reported and that both Conway and Will disappeared without a trace. Like all tombs, there is a curse supposedly placed on anyone who enters and Al would happily get out of there. As several of the expedition's crew are killed in bizarre accidents, Sam and Ginny race to save as much of the tomb as they can before a huge sandstorm engulfs them. As they find what they are looking for however, they are also trapped in one of the tomb's inner chambers. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:





Release Date:

22 April 1992 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


[translating the hieroglyphics on an Ancient Egyptian tomb]
Sam: "As for any who will disturb the tomb of..."
Ginny: [translating the cartouche] "King Ptah-Hotep"
Sam: "... death will swallow him."
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Need honest opinion on getting the series on DVD KDTfiles6
What Are Your Favorite 10 Episodes of Quantum Leap? Here are Mine WeMinoredInFilm
8 Sad Truths You Realize When Re-Watching Quantum Leap WeMinoredInFilm
Most frustrating episode, IMHO susanemccool
I always wondered... RobL52683
Could Sam Himself be 'God, Fate or Whatever'? rfbecker

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: