Quantum Leap (1989–1993)
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Honeymoon Express - April 27, 1960 

Sam must save himself, while on his honeymoon, from his new bride's ex-husband. Also, Congress wants Sam to change history by stopping the U2 flight that was shot down over Russia in 1960.


Aaron Lipstadt




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Bakula ... Dr. Sam Beckett
Dean Stockwell ... Admiral Al Calavicci
Alice Adair ... Diane McBride
Mathieu Carrière ... Roget
Hank Rolike ... Porter
Warren Frost ... US Senator
James Mastrantonio James Mastrantonio ... Henri
Fitz Houston ... Black Senator (as Fitzhugh G. Houston)
King Moody ... Southern Senator
Virginia Paris Virginia Paris ... Woman Senator
Kirk Scott ... Yankee Senator
Dona Hardy ... Grey Haired Lady (as Donna Hardy)
William MacDonald ... Conductor (as William McDonald)
James Clark James Clark ... Engineer
Stan Garner Stan Garner ... Assistant Engineer


In April 1960 Sam leaps into the body of a New York City police detective, Tom McBride, who is traveling with his new bride Diane on the Honeymoon Express, the train from New York to Niagara Falls. He soon realizes that Diane's violent ex-husband is stalking her and that he has every intention of murdering them. Meanwhile, Adm. Al Calavicci finds himself before a very skeptical Senate committee reviewing the project's budget. What they don't realize is that Sam's trip on the train and the Senate investigation are definitely linked. Written by garykmcd

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Originally, The chairman for the oversight committee for Project Quantum Leap took over Senator Brown's seat upon his death in 1965. He ran against Diane Brown McBride and won the seat. See more »


Al tries to emphasize the importance of the project by promising the Senate, Sam will change the outcome of the U2 mission. Even if Sam does so, it would create a new time-line where the U2 event simply never happened, proving nothing. See more »


Al: Don't do anything I wouldn't do. And if you do, take pictures.
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Featured in Quantum Leap: Disco Inferno - April 1, 1976 (1989) See more »


That's the Way (I Like It)
Written by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch
Performed by KC & The Sunshine Band
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Something entertaining in a different way.
2 October 2019 | by headhunter46See all my reviews

I found a DVD in a bin at Menards and remembered it was entertaining when I watched it on TV.years ago. So, for $5 I got the whole season 2.

I'm making my way through the season and really enjoying it.

It is a bit over the top and sometimes a bit absurd but there are some good jokes and subtle humor. It appears to have aged well but that might be due to the fact I first watched it on TV years ago.

I like the way the show cleverly weaves some real history into the plot. The acting is good by standards at the time it was filmed. It does a good job of making it look like the time period it is occurring in.

I suspect most people could get into the story if they give it a chance.

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20 September 1989 (USA) See more »

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