Having won the high school basketball championship game and thereby changing the future for his teammates, Sam leaps into the body of a soldier in his brother Tom's SEAL team while they are on patrol in Vietnam. It's the day before his brother is killed but Al tells Sam that he's actually there to ensure that the next day's mission succeeds, not to save his brother. When he learns that an attractive and outgoing photo-journalist Maggie Dawson is also killed on the mission, he tries to save her as well. On patrol the next day, Al suggests that Sam help free a nearby American POW but he declines and doggedly sets off to save his brother. Written by
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Sam leaped into two different African-American men with the nickname "Magic". See more
[Al the hologram didn't tell Sam to free him from the POW camp while he was leaping, instead letting Sam save his brother's life
What the hell. I got repatriated in 5 years.
You could have been free.
[taps his temple and smiles faintly
I was free up here... I was always free.