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Quantum Leap

Seasons: 5
Episodes: 97
User ratings: 23,480
Average rating: 8.1

Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Scientist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped in time, "leaping" into the body of a different person, in a different time period each week.

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Genesis: Part 1 - 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 about to attempt a dangerous flight. Sam finds his memory Swiss cheesed, with only enough left to know that he is not where or when he belongs. According to Sam's friend and partner Al, who appears to him as a hologram nobody else can see, Al explains that the Project has gone awry and in order to leap out of the pilot's body, Sam must successfully fly the X-2 to Mach 3, which according to historical records, ended in a fatal crash.
User ratings: 3,620
Average rating: 7.9
Genesis: Part 2 - 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 Tim Fox, a minor league baseball player in Texas at the end of the 1968 season, in the middle of a game, where he must make the winning play in order to leap further. Aided by errors, Tim Fox, after a dropped third strike on a wild pitch, rounds the bases for the winning score, and Sam leaps into Dr. Gerald Bryant as a college professor in the middle of a class.
User ratings: 404
Average rating: 8.1
Star-Crossed - June 15, 1972
Sam leaps into the body of Dr. Gerald Bryant, an English professor at an Ohio college. It is apparent that he is there to prevent Bryant, a boozing middle-aged lecherous man, from marrying one of his students, Jamie Lee. He is distracted however when he realizes that his one true love, Donna - the woman who will leave him standing at the altar 12 years into the future - is also a student there. Knowing what will happen in the future, Sam concludes that it is something in Donna's childhood that keeps her from being able to commit to a relationship and sets about rectifying the situation.
User ratings: 402
Average rating: 7.9
The Right Hand of God - October 24, 1974
Sam leaps into a boxer that is owned by a convent of nuns who need him to win a boxing match to finance their new chapel.
User ratings: 402
Average rating: 7.4
How the Tess Was Won - August 5, 1956
Sam finds himself as a veterinarian who has to compete as a cowboy to win the heart of a cowgirl heiress.
User ratings: 366
Average rating: 7.6
Double Identity - November 8, 1965
Sam leaps into a mafia hit-man who may not live long since he is romancing the godfather's girlfriend. Also an attempt to bring Sam home causes the 1965 east coast blackout.
User ratings: 357
Average rating: 7.8
The Color of Truth - August 8, 1955
As the black chauffeur of an elderly southern woman, Sam must overcome prejudice to prevent the death of a black woman.
User ratings: 413
Average rating: 8.7
Camikazi Kid - June 6, 1961
Sam leaps into the body of a gawky teenager to keep the boy's older sister from marrying an abusive alcoholic. Taking advice from Al, Sam hopes to reveal the young man's true nature by challenging him to a drag race.
User ratings: 381
Average rating: 8.3
Play It Again, Seymour - April 14, 1953
Sam leaps into a private detective who looks just like Humphrey Bogart.
User ratings: 340
Average rating: 7.5
Honeymoon Express - April 27, 1960
Sam must save himself, while on his honeymoon, from his new bride's ex-husband. Also, Congress wants Sam to change history by stopping the U2 flight that was shot down over Russia in 1960.
User ratings: 323
Average rating: 7.7
Disco Inferno - April 1, 1976
Sam has to save his host's younger brother from his obsessed father who wants him to go into the family business as a movie stuntman.
User ratings: 273
Average rating: 7.7
The Americanization of Machiko - August 4, 1953
As a returning sailor Sam brings home a Japanese wife and must battle the prejudice of his hometown and his own mother.
User ratings: 334
Average rating: 8.1
What Price Gloria? - October 16, 1961
For his first leap into a woman, Sam is a gorgeous secretary. He must deal with the sexual harassment of his boss and the attempted suicide of his roommate.
User ratings: 326
Average rating: 8.0
Blind Faith - February 6, 1964
As a blind concert pianist, Sam must save his girlfriend from a serial killer despite the interference of her overbearing mother.
User ratings: 310
Average rating: 7.7
Good Morning, Peoria - September 9, 1959
Sam is a radio DJ and has to help bring Rock and Roll to Peoria.
User ratings: 334
Average rating: 8.4
Thou Shalt Not... - February 2, 1974
Sam leaps into a rabbi to prevent his host's sister-in-law from falling for a sleazy author.
User ratings: 271
Average rating: 7.5
Jimmy - October 14, 1964
Sam leaps into a young intellectually disabled man and has to keep him out of an institution.
User ratings: 366
Average rating: 8.8
So Help Me God - July 29, 1957
Sam must defend a young black woman charged with murdering the son of a powerful Southern political figure.
User ratings: 296
Average rating: 8.2
Catch a Falling Star - May 21, 1979
Sam must save an alcoholic actor from a fall during a performance of "Man of LaMancha." His old piano teacher is also present and finds Sam's host very attractive.
User ratings: 345
Average rating: 7.9
A Portrait for Troian - February 7, 1971
Sam must save a young woman who drowns while insisting that she is hearing the calls of her dead husband.
User ratings: 282
Average rating: 7.3
Animal Frat - October 19, 1967
Finding himself the king of an "Animal House" fraternity, Sam must win the confidence of a beautiful female activist and prevent the bombing of a school building.
User ratings: 259
Average rating: 7.6
Another Mother - September 30, 1981
After leaping into a single mother, Sam must prevent the 15-year-old son of his host from disappearing. Al and Sam also find out that very young children can see them as they really are.
User ratings: 306
Average rating: 8.3
All-Americans - November 6, 1962
Sam must prevent a fellow high school football player from throwing the championship game and losing his scholarship.
User ratings: 244
Average rating: 7.5
Her Charm - September 26, 1973
As an FBI agent Sam has to protect a female witness when the people after her seem to know his every step.
User ratings: 249
Average rating: 7.4
Freedom - November 22, 1970
As an American Indian, Sam escapes from jail to get his grandfather back to the reservation so he can die at home.
User ratings: 266
Average rating: 7.8
Good Night, Dear Heart - November 9, 1957
Sam leaps into a coroner who must play detective and prove that a female victim was murdered.
User ratings: 259
Average rating: 8.0
Pool Hall Blues - September 4, 1954
Sam leaps into an old pool playing acquaintance of Al's and must win a pool game so that his granddaughter doesn't lose her bar.
User ratings: 259
Average rating: 7.9
Leaping in Without a Net - November 18, 1958
Sam must overcome his fear of heights when he leaps into a trapeze artist whose sister dies doing a stunt without a net.
User ratings: 249
Average rating: 7.5
Maybe Baby - March 11, 1963
Sam is involved with the kidnapping of a baby while crossing Texas with his stripper accomplice.
User ratings: 239
Average rating: 7.4
Sea Bride - June 3, 1954
Aboard the RMS Queen Mary, Sam must prevent the marriage of his host's ex-wife.
User ratings: 247
Average rating: 7.4
M.I.A. - April 1, 1969
Al tells Sam that he has to convince a Navy nurse that her MIA husband is still alive, but Sam keeps getting signals that he has another mission.
User ratings: 397
Average rating: 9.0
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.
User ratings: 460
Average rating: 9.3
The Leap Home: Part 2 (Vietnam) - April 7, 1970
Still involved in his brother Tom's life, Sam leaps into Vietnam to either save his brother or ensure the success of the team's mission.
User ratings: 425
Average rating: 9.1
Leap of Faith - August 19, 1963
As a priest, Sam must save another priest from alcoholism and prevent a murder.
User ratings: 230
Average rating: 7.4
One Strobe Over the Line - June 15, 1965
Sam leaps into a fashion photographer and must save a model from a drug dependency due to an ambitious agent.
User ratings: 228
Average rating: 7.3
The Boogieman - October 31, 1964
Everything goes wrong when Sam leaps into a Gothic horror novelist on Halloween.
User ratings: 319
Average rating: 8.2
Miss Deep South - June 7, 1958
While entered in the "Miss Deep South" beauty pageant, Sam must prevent a fellow contestant from posing for some nude photos and make sure his host comes in third in the contest.
User ratings: 244
Average rating: 7.6
Black on White on Fire - August 11, 1965
As a black medical student during the 1965 Watts riots, Sam must save his white fiancée.
User ratings: 269
Average rating: 8.1
The Great Spontini - May 9, 1974
Sam leaps into a magician who must keep custody of his daughter and save her from an accidental death.
User ratings: 234
Average rating: 7.4
Rebel Without a Clue - September 1, 1958
As a member of a motorcycle gang Sam has to keep a young woman from going on the road.
User ratings: 234
Average rating: 7.5
A Little Miracle - December 24, 1962
Sam and Al scare the Dickens out of a rich Scrooge character who wants to tear down a mission and build a high rise.
User ratings: 243
Average rating: 8.1
Runaway - July 4, 1964
Sam must put up with a bratty older sister and keep the family together while saving his mother who disappears.
User ratings: 229
Average rating: 7.9
8½ Months - November 15, 1955
Sam leaps into a very pregnant teenager and must convince her father to help her keep the baby.
User ratings: 232
Average rating: 7.5
Future Boy - October 6, 1957
As the sidekick on the 1950s children's science fiction series "Time Patrol", Sam must prevent the death of the star of the show.
User ratings: 238
Average rating: 8.2
Private Dancer - October 6, 1979
As a male stripper, Sam must save a deaf girl from a life of prostitution and get her an audition with a professional dance company.
User ratings: 239
Average rating: 8.0
Piano Man - November 10, 1985
Sam is a piano player who is on the run from a killer with an ex-girlfriend.
User ratings: 229
Average rating: 7.5
Southern Comforts - August 4, 1961
Sam leaps into the proprietor of a New Orleans brothel and has to prevent the death of a girl who really doesn't belong there.
User ratings: 216
Average rating: 7.5
Glitter Rock - April 12, 1974
Sam becomes a member of a rock band who is stabbed to death after a concert by one of a long list of suspects.
User ratings: 230
Average rating: 7.9
A Hunting Will We Go - June 18, 1976
Sam leaps into a bounty hunter who is handcuffed to a female fugitive who will do anything to escape from him.
User ratings: 220
Average rating: 7.7
Last Dance Before an Execution - May 12, 1971
Sam leaps into a death row convict moments before his execution. A last minute stay of execution order gives him 48 hours to determine his innocence in a leap with an unclear mission.
User ratings: 220
Average rating: 8.3
Heart of a Champion - July 23, 1955
Sam leaps into a wrestler who must convince his partner-brother to quit due to a heart problem.
User ratings: 194
Average rating: 7.5
Nuclear Family - October 26, 1962
Sam must deal with the panic associated with the Cuban Missile Crisis as a Florida fallout shelter salesman.
User ratings: 201
Average rating: 8.0
Shock Theater - October 3, 1954
Sam leaps into the body of Sam Biederman, a mental hospital patient being treated for severe depression. Unfortunately, he's been administered shock treatment and it has fried his brain so that he now thinks he various characters he has previously leaped into. Al is there but Sam doesn't recognize him and the attending psychiatrist thinks he's suffering from multiple personality disorder. Sam is actually there to help a fellow patient, Tibby, who will end up living on the street unless Sam can change the future. Al tells him that the only way to get his own personality back however is to undergo another shock treatment.
User ratings: 279
Average rating: 9.0
The Leap Back - June 15, 1945
Sam and Al have switched places. Now Sam is the hologram, and Al is the leaper. Al must reunite a returning WWII veteran with the woman he left due to the war. Sam and Al must figure a way to communicate with the future, because Al has the comm device, and Sam has no way to contact Ziggy.
User ratings: 306
Average rating: 9.0
Play Ball - August 6, 1961
Sam is a minor league baseball pitcher who has plenty of female admirers and a porcine team mascot to watch out for.
User ratings: 204
Average rating: 7.6
Hurricane - August 17, 1969
As a deputy sheriff, Sam must prevent a murder as Hurricane Camile hits the Mississippi gulf coast.
User ratings: 204
Average rating: 7.4
Justice - May 11, 1965
Having leaped into a member of the Ku Klux Klan, Sam must save the life of a civil rights worker.
User ratings: 217
Average rating: 8.4
Permanent Wave - June 2, 1983
Sam leaps into a hair dresser to prevent the death of a murder witness.
User ratings: 213
Average rating: 7.7
Raped - June 20, 1980
Sam leaps into a rape victim and must testify against the attacker who is an outstanding member of the community.
User ratings: 240
Average rating: 8.4
The Wrong Stuff - January 24, 1961
Sam leaps into a chimpanzee used in the early days of the space program and has to save a fellow chimp from testing that will result in his death.
User ratings: 218
Average rating: 8.0
Dreams - February 28, 1979
Sam leaps into a detective that is working on a gruesome murder and must deal with flashbacks from the mind of his leapee.
User ratings: 214
Average rating: 7.6
A Single Drop of Rain - September 7, 1953
Sam leaps into a rainmaker who returns to his drought-stricken hometown and has to keep his family together.
User ratings: 201
Average rating: 8.0
Unchained - November 2, 1956
Sam must save a fellow convict from a chain gang in 1956.
User ratings: 195
Average rating: 7.6
The Play's the Thing - September 9, 1969
Sam finds himself as a young man involved with an older woman who has singing aspirations and needs a confidence boost from Sam.
User ratings: 188
Average rating: 7.3
Running for Honor - June 11, 1964
At a Naval college, Sam must prevent a gay fellow classmate from being killed by a gang of other students.
User ratings: 223
Average rating: 8.3
Temptation Eyes - February 1, 1985
As a television reporter Sam protects a psychic, who can tell who Sam Beckett really is, from a serial killer.
User ratings: 219
Average rating: 8.1
The Last Gunfighter - November 28, 1957
Sam leaps into an elderly man who likes his whiskey and tells tall tales. His former partner and fellow gunfighter shows up wanting recognition and revenge.
User ratings: 193
Average rating: 7.3
A Song for the Soul - April 7, 1963
Singing in a 1960's black girl band, Sam must save one member from an unscrupulous nightclub owner.
User ratings: 201
Average rating: 7.5
Ghost Ship - August 13, 1956
Flying through the Bermuda Triangle strange things occur as Sam must get a sick passenger to a doctor.
User ratings: 217
Average rating: 8.0
Roberto! - January 27, 1982
In the role of a "Geraldo" type journalist, Sam and an asthmatic woman try and uncover the truth about what is going on at a local chemical plant.
User ratings: 191
Average rating: 7.8
It's a Wonderful Leap - May 10, 1958
As a New York City cab driver, Sam has to win a contest to get his own taxi medallion. Sam also has the help of a woman named Angelito who knows about Sam and claims to be an angel.
User ratings: 212
Average rating: 8.5
Moments to Live - May 4, 1985
Sam is kidnapped by an obsessed soap opera fan.
User ratings: 198
Average rating: 7.3
The Curse of Ptah-Hotep - March 2, 1957
At an archaeological dig in Egypt Sam has to deal with an approaching sandstorm and a 3000 year old curse.
User ratings: 205
Average rating: 7.8
Stand Up - April 30, 1959
As part of a Catskills comedy act trio, Sam has to convince the other two members that they are in love while saving one of them from the mob.
User ratings: 198
Average rating: 7.2
A Leap for Lisa - June 25, 1957
While trying to save a married woman, Sam changes history and Al is sent to the gas chamber giving Sam a new observer.
User ratings: 239
Average rating: 8.8
Lee Harvey Oswald - October 5, 1957 - November 22, 1963: Part 1
Sam's leap takes a dramatic turn when he begins leaping randomly throughout the life of Lee Harvey Oswald, accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy. Matters are complicated further when Sam's mind becomes tangled with Oswald's.
User ratings: 251
Average rating: 7.8
Lee Harvey Oswald - October 5, 1957 - November 22, 1963: Part 2
As the date for Dallas draws nearer, Oswald's personality is getting harder to control. Al is finding it harder to connect with Sam. Is Sam supposed to save the President, or unearth the conspiracy?
User ratings: 241
Average rating: 8.1
Leaping of the Shrew - September 27, 1956
Sam leaps into a Greek sailor who is stranded on a deserted island with a spoiled rich brat.
User ratings: 221
Average rating: 7.6
Nowhere to Run - August 10, 1968
As a double amputee Vietnam veteran, Sam must prevent the suicide of a fellow hospital patient.
User ratings: 216
Average rating: 8.2
Killin' Time - June 18, 1958
Sam leaps into a hostage situation as a fugitive killer. The real killer breaks out of the Project facility and is on the run in 1999.
User ratings: 206
Average rating: 8.3
Star Light, Star Bright - May 21, 1966
Sam leaps into a 79-year-old man who claims to have seen UFOs to save him from being committed and his grandson from dying of a drug overdose.
User ratings: 193
Average rating: 7.7
Deliver Us from Evil - March 19, 1966
Sam discovers another set of leapers who are messing with history.
User ratings: 229
Average rating: 8.4
Trilogy: Part 1 - August 8, 1955
As the sheriff in a Louisiana town, Sam must deal with two strange deaths and a girl named Abagail Fuller.
User ratings: 212
Average rating: 8.2
Trilogy: Part 2 - June 14, 1966
Sam must save his leapee's fiancée Abagail Fuller from a mob after the disappearance of a child in her charge.
User ratings: 226
Average rating: 8.3
Trilogy: Part 3 - July 28, 1978
Sam leaps into a lawyer to save Abagail Fuller, the mother of his daughter Sammie Jo, from a murder charge.
User ratings: 225
Average rating: 8.5
Promised Land - December 22, 1971
Sam finds himself back in his hometown at Christmas time to save the farm of a neighbor.
User ratings: 181
Average rating: 7.8
A Tale of Two Sweeties - February 25, 1958
Sam must decide between families when he leaps into a salesman with two wives.
User ratings: 182
Average rating: 7.2
Liberation - October 16, 1968
Leaping into the middle of the woman's liberation movement Sam must prevent the death of a young lady at a sit-in and convince her father to live with a liberated daughter.
User ratings: 184
Average rating: 7.3
Dr. Ruth - April 25, 1985
Sam leaps into the sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer, plays matchmaker for a couple on the staff of her radio show and helps a woman deal with sexual harassment.
User ratings: 187
Average rating: 7.4
Blood Moon - March 10, 1975
Sam leaps into an English castle where the occupants practice vampire rituals. He must save the young wife of the castle owner.
User ratings: 195
Average rating: 6.6
Return of the Evil Leaper - October 8, 1956
Sam leaps into a college fraternity and again meets Alia from the Evil Leaper Project.
User ratings: 198
Average rating: 8.0
Revenge of the Evil Leaper - September 16, 1987
After saving Alia from the Evil Leaper Project, Sam is trapped with her in a women's prison with the evil observer Zoey in charge as the prison warden.
User ratings: 196
Average rating: 7.9
Goodbye Norma Jean - April 4, 1960
As the chauffeur of Marilyn Monroe, Sam must save her life and help her to make one final film, The Misfits (1961).
User ratings: 205
Average rating: 7.8
The Beast Within - November 6, 1972
As a Vietnam veteran, Sam is mistaken for Bigfoot in rural Washington state.
User ratings: 172
Average rating: 7.4
The Leap Between the States - September 20, 1862
Sam Beckett leaps into his great-grandfather during the Civil War and must not interfere with his great-grandparents meeting nor get captured behind Confederate lines.
User ratings: 208
Average rating: 8.5
Memphis Melody - July 3, 1954
While impersonating the King, Elvis Presley, Sam must save a Memphis Belle from a bad marriage.
User ratings: 198
Average rating: 7.8
Mirror Image - August 8, 1953
Sam leaps into a bar with a bartender that's more than he appears. When Sam looks into a mirror, he sees his own reflection. In the future, they realize that Sam has leaped into himself, they search history for Sam. Sam learns more about Quantum Leap, and who's responsible for his leaps. Before he takes his next leap, he realizes he must correct something that could affect his personal history.
User ratings: 438
Average rating: 9.2
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