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The Leap Home: Part 1 - November 25, 1969 

Sam leaps into himself as a 16-year-old boy to help his high school basketball team win the championship. He also tries to help the other members of his family including his father who died from smoking, his brother who was killed in Vietnam and his sister who married an abusive alcoholic.


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Episode cast overview:
Scott Bakula ... Dr. Sam Beckett / John Beckett
Dean Stockwell ... Admiral Al Calavicci
David Newsom ... Navy Lt. Tom Beckett
Olivia Burnette ... Katie Beckett
Hannah Cutrona Hannah Cutrona ... Mary Lou
Mai-Lis Kuniholm Mai-Lis Kuniholm ... Lisa Parsons
Caroline Kava ... Mrs. Thelma Beckett
Mik Scriba ... Coach Donnelly
Niles Brewster Niles Brewster ... Dr. Berger
Matthew John Graeser Matthew John Graeser ... Harley
Ethan Wilson ... Sibby
John Tuell ... 'No Nose' Pruett (as John L. Tuell)
Adam Logan ... Young Sam Beckett (as Adam Affonso)


Sam leaps into himself as a 16 year-old and gets to re-live a very happy time in his life. His father is still alive, and his mother and sister are happy as well. Al tells him that he's likely there to re-play the big championship basketball game his high school lost. If they win, several members of the team will go on to greater careers that they have had, including college scholarships and professional basketball careers. Sam isn't sure he wants to replay the game as it will likely cause him to leap and he wants to stay with his family. He hopes to get his father, who will die in three years, to quit smoking, his sister not to elope with her boyfriend and to persuade his older brother Tom not to go to Vietnam. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

28 September 1990 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Tom Beckett was killed in Vietnam on April 8, 1970. See more »


"Post Raisin Bran" cereal box on kitchen table is from 1990, not 1969. See more »


Sam Beckett: It's not fair, Al. I mean, c'mon, it's not fair.
Admiral Al Calavicci: Well, I think, uh, I think it's damn fair.
Sam Beckett: What?
Admiral Al Calavicci: I'd give anything to see my father, and my sister, for a few days. Be able to talk with them again... Laugh with them... Tell 'em how much I love them. I'd give anything to have what you have, Sam. Anything.
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Crazy Credits

Instead of the usual ending theme, the credits roll atop an alternate angle take of Sam playing "Imagine" to Katie. See more »


Written by John Lennon
Performed by Scott Bakula
Courtesy of Lenono Music (BMI), administered by CRGI Music Inc. (BMI)
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