Quantum Leap

Season 4 Episode 14

The Last Gunfighter

Aired Friday 12:00 AM Jan 29, 1992 on NBC
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Episode Summary

November 28, 1957: Sam finds himself in the life of Tyler Meanes, a teller of tall tales who faces death at the hand of an old friend in a shootout at high noon.

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    Dean Stockwell

    Dean Stockwell

    Rear Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci

    Scott Bakula

    Scott Bakula

    Dr. Samuel "Sam" Beckett

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Al: I had the best quick-draw artist in America teach me.
        Sam: Really?
        Al: Yes, really. Her name was -
        Sam: Her name . . .
        Al: Fife "Boom Boom" La Rue.

      • Pat: Pardon me, ma'am, for distressing you. My business is with this lyin' double-faced cardsharp.
        Al: I think he's talking about you, Sam.

    • NOTES (1)

      • Interestingly enough, Sam says that he is 50 years younger than Pat Knight, who is 82. This would make Sam's age 32, which is impossible.

        He was born in 1953 and began leaping in 1995, which would make him 42, a difference of ten years.

        (This assumes, of course, that he no longer ages due to his leaping. If he does, he would actually be between 45 or 46 when this episode takes place. This would make him 36 or 37 years younger than Knight.)

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Title The Last Gunfighter

        The title seems to allude to the title of the 1984 movie "The Last Starfighter" starring Lance Guest, only with a western aspect as opposed to the science fiction aspect.

      • Al tells Sam that Pat Knight killed more men than Clint Eastwood.

        Although he has never killed any real men, actor and director Clint Eastwood is known for his large body count in his movies, particularly his westerns.

      • When Al sees Sam's costume, he says "High-ho silver oi vey", a clear parody of "High-ho Silver, away!" from the Lone Ranger.