Quantum Leap: Season 1, Episode 4

The Right Hand of God - October 24, 1974 (7 Apr. 1989)

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Sam leaps into a boxer that is owned by a convent of nuns who need him to win a boxing match to finance their new chapel.

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Sam Beckett leaps into the body of a boxer who has a shot a winning the championship. The man's contract is owned by local nuns who inherited his rights from a boxing promoter and their hope is that they could make enough money to build a chapel and drop-in center for the poor. What they don't know is that the boxer's 10 bout winning streak is the result of fixed matches and an unscrupulous boxing promoter now wants him to take in dive in the championship bout. Sam comes up with a clever solution that he hopes will satisfy all parties. Written by garykmcd

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The reference in the title Right Hand of God or God's Right Hand is a phrase used to indicate the omnipotence or someone used as an extension of God's power. See more »

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Dr. Sam Beckett: You'd kill a guy 'cause he wants to quit?
Jake Edwards: I don't kill people. What do you think I am? We blow off your kneecaps. Give you a little wooden board with roller-skate wheels for the rest of your life.
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Beefcake and Brothers and Nuns, Oh My!
22 November 2009 | by (Minneapolis) – See all my reviews

"The Right Hand of God" marks a rare pairing of the acting Stockwell brothers -- lean, wiry Dean and bloated, bearish Guy. The script doesn't allow them to play much off each other but seeing them together, even casually, adds a note of lustre to this episode which is built on a contrived but likable mixture of gangsters, pugilists, and faith-filled nuns. What's more, there's an engaging "Marilyn Monroe" turn by Teri Copley as well as one of the last appearances by Nancy Kulp of "Beverly Hillbillies" fame. Perhaps the chief attraction here, however, is a generous helping of "beefcake." In the boxing ring and afterwards, in his dressing-room, 34-year-old Scott Bakula gets to show off to good effect his bare torso, complete with hair-covered pecs and a coating of hard-earned sweat. There's also a glimpse of the boxer whose life he's temporarily usurping -- played by an even more hirsute Michael Strasser -- and then there's the climactic match against a boxer played by Roger Hewlett who provides another generous helping of male pulchritude in beefcake-form. And Hewlett's white! Hey, two white guys battling for a boxing championship! Is this a fantasy or what?


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