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Double Identity - November 8, 1965 

Sam leaps into a mafia hit-man who may not live long since he is romancing the godfather's girlfriend. Also an attempt to bring Sam home causes the 1965 east coast blackout.

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Aaron Lipstadt
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Bakula ... Dr. Sam Beckett
Dean Stockwell ... Admiral Al Calavicci
Terri Garber ... Teresa Pacci
Mike Genovese ... Don Geno Frascotti (as Michael Genovese)
Joe Santos ... Tony La Palma
Tom Silardi Tom Silardi ... Segundo La Palma
Page Mosely Page Mosely ... Francesco 'Frankie' La Palma
Nick Cassavetes ... Primo La Palma (as Nick Casavettes)
Harriet Medin ... Momma
Mark Margolis ... Adriano
Dean Fortunato ... Father Sebastian
Ric Mancini Ric Mancini ... Al
Joe Svezia ... Student (as Joseph Svezia)
John Hostetter ... Burt
Michael Franco ... Charlie
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Sam leaps into a mafia hit-man who may not live long since he is romancing the godfather's girlfriend. Also an attempt to bring Sam home causes the 1965 east coast blackout.

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Trivia

This episode takes place in New York from November 8 to November 9, 1965. See more »

Goofs

Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) is wearing some sort of earpiece device in his right ear while singing "Volare" early in the episode's wedding scene. See more »

Quotes

Admiral Al Calavicci: At 22:15 Greenwich Mean Time, you must plug in a thousand-watt hairdryer in a house located at 111 Erie Drive, Buffalo, New York.
Dr. Sam Beckett: What?
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Connections

Featured in Quantum Leap: The Color of Truth - August 8, 1955 (1989) See more »

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Stop! In the Name of Love
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Written by Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, and Eddie Holland
Performed by The Supremes
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Double Identity - November 8, 1965
24 February 2020 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

This was the second episode filmed but pushed back to later in the season.

I can see why. It is an episode that is unsure of itself. It starts off as a pastiche of The Godfather and then confused as to how it will resolve the story as it has tied itself in knots because of the people Sam has leapt into.

Sam leaps into a mafia enforce, Frankie La Palma and he is making love to Teresa who is a hairdresser and squeeze of crime boss, Don Geno Frascotti.

Don Geno is not happy that Teresa might be cheating on him. Meanwhile Al thinks that Sam needs to be responsible for a major power cut as well as bring Frankie and Teresa together.

The story has a lot going for it. Sam is lost at first and he needs to sing at the wedding in Italian. There is some good comedy as well as peril in this one.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1989 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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