Quantum Leap - Season 1

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NBC (ended 1993)

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  • 5/17/89
    8.5
    April 14, 1953: With looks that could double for Humphrey Bogart, Sam is Nick Allen, a private investigator looking for the murderer of his partner and, if he doesn't find the answer in time, himself. The case is solved with a number of Casablanca references as Sam launches a new pulp novelist along the way.moreless
  • Camikazi Kid
    Episode 8
    5/10/89
    8.7

    June 6, 1961: As a high school teenager, Sam must prevent his sister from marrying an abusive drinker before the wedding takes place in three days. Sam remembers that his own sister had a similar problem and he was unable to help, and he vows not to fail this time.

  • The Color of Truth
    Episode 7
    5/3/89
    9.1

    August 8, 1955: In the life of Jesse Tyler, an aging black chauffeur, Sam must face discrimination in the South while trying to prevent the death of an elderly white woman. Actions motivated by his own belief in equality cause violent reactions, as Sam tries to convince one of the pillars of the community to change her views on racism and the futility of trying to change a society for the better.

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  • Double Identity
    Episode 6
    4/21/89
    8.6
    November 8, 1965: Leaping into a mob hitman, Sam is unsure what his goal is, but is having an affair with the girlfriend of a Mafia don. As Al leads an attempt by the Project to return Sam to his own timeline, Sam must sort the hitman's complicated relationship out.
  • 4/14/89
    8.2
    August 5, 1956: As a veterinarian in rural Texas, Sam's mission appears to be winning the love of an heiress to a large ranch. Sabotaged by another suitor, Sam fails and finds that his true goal was to save the life of a sick piglet, and to help an unnamed cohort with a task he's performing.moreless
  • 4/7/89
    8.2
    October 24, 1974: Having leaped into Kid Cody, a boxer on the take, Sam has to win the championship to fund a new church for his trainers, a group of nuns. Sam must face the bookie who expects him to take a dive in the final round, and, with the help of several trainers, streaking, and Al's appearance in the ring to guide his punches, Sam wins the bout and finances the chapel.moreless
  • Star-Crossed
    Episode 3
    3/31/89
    8.4
    June 15, 1972: As Dr. Gerald Bryant, a literature professor at the same Ohio college attended by his one-time fiancée, Sam has to prevent an amorous co-ed from attaching to him and ruining her life. Despite threats to his job, Al gives Sam the information he needs to reunite his star-crossed lover with her father and, perhaps, giving Sam a second shot at marriage.moreless
  • Genesis (2)
    Episode 2
    3/26/89
    8.8

    September 13, 1956: As Tom Stratton, Sam comforts his (Tom's) wife and prevents her from having a premature birth. This is what he was sent to do, allowing him to leap home (he hopes). But instead of leaping home, he leaps into Ken Fox, a minor league baseball player in Texas at the end of the 1968 season.

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  • Genesis (1)
    Episode 1
    3/26/89
    8.9

    September 13, 1956: Although the Project Quantum Leap isn't ready yet, Sam Beckett doesn't listen to supercomputer Ziggy, hops into the Accelerator and leaps. As Tom Stratton, an Air Force test pilot, Sam finds his memory Swiss cheesed, with only enough left to know that he is not where or when he belongs. Al explains that the Project has gone awry and that the only way Sam can leap out is by flying the X-2 to Mach 3.

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