Quantum Leap

Season 4 Episode 5

Permanent Wave

Full Episode: Permanent Wave


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June 2, 1983: Sam leaps into Frank Bianca, a hairstylist in leather pants, to prevent the death of a young murder witness and his mother.
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Episode Discussion (1)
Jul 15, 2014
I love Quantum Leap, have watched it for years on re-runs and now, Netflix. I have had a nagging question about an actor from this particular episode for many years, if anyone could help me that would be great. In this episode, "Permanent Wave", Season 4, Episode 5, WHO is the man that gives Kyle and his mother a ride in his van, after their car breaks down. He is blurry, out of focus, and only has a couple lines, but I COULD SWEAR that its Sean Penn, it sure looks like him and sounds like him. I could be also be waaaaay off. The actor is UN-credited. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Drama, Science Fiction


forbidden love, futuristic technology, parallel worlds, history defining moment, destiny