Quantum Leap (1989–1993)
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Moments to Live - May 4, 1985 

Sam is kidnapped by an obsessed soap opera fan.



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Episode cast overview:
... Dr. Sam Beckett
... Admiral Al Calavicci
... Norma Jean Pilcher
... Hank Pilcher
... Millie Reynolds
... Ben, Kyle Hart's Agent
... TV Husband
... Woman (as Ellen Gersten)
... Roger
Krista Tesreau ... Nurse Kidman (as Krista Mione)
Julie Lloyd ... Waitress
... Policeman
Richard Merson ... Vendor
Patrick Lowe ... Kyle Hart


In 1985, Sam leaps into the body of soap opera Kyle Hart just as they are filming a scene. He is the star and plays a doctor on the show, the most popular soap in America. As part of a contest he has lunch with the winner, Norma Jean Pilcher, who seems to have difficulty differentiating between the real world and the world in the soap opera. In no time, he's forced at gunpoint into Norma Jean's van - with her husband Hank at wheel - heading to Millie's house, someone she describes as her mother. When he hears the reason why she's kidnapped him, he knows he has to get out of there. Al tells him however that the reports they've found indicate he'll be found with a shotgun blast to the head. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

8 April 1992 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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In the original history, Kyle Hart was found wandering around mountains 500 miles from California on May 18, 1985, two weeks after he was kidnapped by the Pilchers. He had been shot in the head with a shotgun and remembered nothing. See more »


Al refers to Kyle Hart as Lyle Hart even though in previous scenes his spoken name is Kyle, and a magazine cover is even shown with "Kyle". Adding to the confusion, the end credits list the character as Lyle Hart. See more »


[Sam is Kyle Hart, an actor playing a doctor in... ]
Sam: I'm in a soap opera!
Al: We prefer 'daytime drama'.
Sam: We...? You mean... you mean, you watch this stuff?
Al: Oh, uh, Tina had me watching some of it while I was down with the flu. And, Sam, you wouldn't believe the things that go on on these shows.
Sam: Okay. All right, I know.
Al: I mean, everybody...
Sam: I know.
Al: ...is sleeping...
Sam: I know.
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References The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) See more »


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Written by Felice Bryant and Boudleaux Bryant
Performed by The Everly Brothers (1958)
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