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Scientist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped in the past, "leaping" into the bodies of different people on a regular basis.
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1993   1992   1991   1990   1989  
Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 16 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Scott Bakula ...  Dr. Sam Beckett / ... 97 episodes, 1989-1993
Dean Stockwell ...  Admiral Al Calavicci 97 episodes, 1989-1993
Deborah Pratt ...  Narrator / ... 65 episodes, 1989-1993
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Doctor Sam Beckett led a group of top scientists into the desert to research his theory that a man could time travel within his own lifetime. Unfortunately, in order to save his funding, he was forced to enter the accelerator prematurely and vanished. He then found himself in someone else's body with partial amnesia. His only contact from home is Al, a holographic image only he can see and hear. Setting right things which once went wrong, Sam leaps from life to life, hoping each time that this is the final leap home. Written by Kevin <Kibble@vm.temple.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Viajeros en el tiempo See more »

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(97 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Quantum Leap (1989) came close to being cancelled in its third season, due to low ratings. However, a letter writing campaign helped save the series, and enabled it to continue for two more years. See more »

Goofs

Ziggy's opening narration says that "only Sam can see and hear" Al which was thought to be true for the first season and for the first twelve seasons of season 2, but Sam and Al discover in Quantum Leap: Another Mother - September 30, 1981 that animals, very young children, the mentally disabled, and people near death can also see and hear him (as well as seeing Sam's true form). See more »

Quotes

[Repeated line]
Sam: Oh, boy...
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Alternate Versions

There is an alternate ending to the finale episode "Mirror Image". In the alternate version, the screen does not fade out in the middle of the Leap of Al's young picture. Instead, the Leap completes showing a picture of an older Al. The camera pulls back to show the picture is a family portrait with his wife, Beth, and his four daughters. This version is not for sale by Universal. It was never supposed to leave the editing rooms, but somehow it got out. The only copies available are bootleg copies. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Star Trek: Enterprise: Detained (2002) See more »

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Quantum Leap Main Title
Written by Mike Post
Courtesy of Music Corp. of America (BMI)
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A great series - one of the best ever
22 July 2004 | by johnrp-1See all my reviews

What can I say? I loved this series! It had humor, it had sorrow, it had drama, it had suspense. It spanned the dimensions of every emotion, even when the plot was painfully thin.

Sure, there were some episodes that would have been better left on the cutting floor, but for the most part each episode was a single contained enjoyable event.

I didn't like the ending, but as it has been said the network decided to end the series and so they didn't care much how it ended.

I'm waiting for the entire series to be out on DVD (the first season is already out). I could watch these over and over ... and I will!


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