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Quantum Leap (1989)

Action | Drama 
Rayting:   8.1/10 28K votes
Country: USA
Language: English

During a government experiment into time travel, a scientist finds himself trapped in the past, "leaping" into the bodies of different people on a regular basis and sorting out their problems whilst trying to get back home to his own time.

Episode Guide

Season 5

February 9, 1993Episode 15 Blood Moon
January 19, 1993Episode 14 Dr. Ruth
January 12, 1993Episode 13 Liberation
December 15, 1992Episode 11 Promised Land
November 24, 1992Episode 10 Trilogy (3)
November 24, 1992Episode 9 Trilogy (2)
November 17, 1992Episode 8 Trilogy (1)
October 20, 1992Episode 5 Killin' Time
October 6, 1992Episode 4 Nowhere to Run

Season 4

Season 3

Season 2

Season 1

Best Quantum Leap Episodes

Top 20 (Ranked)

September 19, 2022star6.4 87 votesS1E1 July 13th, 1985
October 9, 1991star0.0 0 votesS4E4 Justice
April 8, 1992star0.0 0 votesS4E19 Moments to Live
April 22, 1992star0.0 0 votesS4E20 The Curse of Ptah-Hotep
May 13, 1992star0.0 0 votesS4E21 Stand Up
May 20, 1992star0.0 0 votesS4E22 A Leap for Lisa
September 22, 1992star0.0 0 votesS5E1 Lee Harvey Oswald (1)
September 22, 1992star0.0 0 votesS5E2 Lee Harvey Oswald (2)
September 29, 1992star0.0 0 votesS5E3 Leaping of the Shrew
October 6, 1992star0.0 0 votesS5E4 Nowhere to Run
October 20, 1992star0.0 0 votesS5E5 Killin' Time
October 27, 1992star0.0 0 votesS5E6 Star Light, Star Bright
November 10, 1992star0.0 0 votesS5E7 Deliver Us from Evil
April 1, 1992star0.0 0 votesS4E18 It's A Wonderful Leap
March 11, 1992star0.0 0 votesS4E17 Roberto!
October 16, 1991star0.0 0 votesS4E5 Permanent Wave
October 30, 1991star0.0 0 votesS4E6 Raped
November 6, 1991star0.0 0 votesS4E7 The Wrong Stuff
November 13, 1991star0.0 0 votesS4E8 Dreams
November 20, 1991star0.0 0 votesS4E9 A Single Drop of Rain

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User Reviews

richcall 10 February 2020

Watchseries; One of the best shows ever made. A timeless classic!

richcall 10 February 2020

One of the best shows ever made. A timeless classic!

InzyWimzy 17 August 2005

Quantum Leap watchseries. I enjoy originality. Quantum Leap falls into this, but works on so many levels.

First off, Scott is Sam and Dean is Al. Period. These two created their characters and it's a hoot seeing how they progress throughout the series. The two's bonding (and bantering) is a gem of the series. You'll never cease to get a chuckle from these guys. Next, the writing and storyline is so rewarding that you really get caught up in what leap will be next. Each show was unique in their own way. QL also has the ability to have you laughing one second, serious in another, and then anticipation of will Sam finish the mission. Add in some accidental history changing (we're talking time travel here) and bump-ins with historical figures and Quantum Leap shows there is no competition. Although I was disoriented and perplexed by the last show, that's only because I wish these two could have kept leaping.

CuriosityKilledShawn 11 March 1999

I loved this show! It was amazing. I was almost crying when it ended. "THEY CAN'T LEAVE IT THERE!", I shouted. It is kind of sentimental and honest at the same time. Everything from the theme music to the inventiveness and unpredictabilty of it all makes it a truly classic show. I hope they make a movie of it some day. If they do it'll be a box office smash.

johnrp-1 22 July 2004

What can I say? I loved this series! It had humor, it had sorrow, it had drama, it had suspense. It spanned the dimensions of every emotion, even when the plot was painfully thin.

Sure, there were some episodes that would have been better left on the cutting floor, but for the most part each episode was a single contained enjoyable event.

I didn't like the ending, but as it has been said the network decided to end the series and so they didn't care much how it ended.

I'm waiting for the entire series to be out on DVD (the first season is already out). I could watch these over and over ... and I will!

Squeele 10 June 2007

As a moviegoer, I don't have a great esteem for television. Sure, it has spawned many good shows, and cult characters. But I rarely felt the need to watch EVERY SINGLE EPISODE, afraid of missing even one. And believe me, I'm no short-sighted elitist.

But Quantum Leap is an absolute classic. It's got Heart, great characters, ambitious stories, and it's both accessible and clever. It may not be the strongest Sci-fi concept, but it's the most likely to reconcile the fans of Star Trek AND Magnum P.I. Who could've imagined that?

Donald Bellisario created a true gem of a show, centered around Dr. Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) a scientist whose time-travelling theories are backed up by the military, represented by the retired Navy Admiral Al Calavicci (Dean Stockwell). The experiment goes wrong, and Sam is sent in the past, with most of his scientific knowledge and memories temporarily erased. His body vanished, his mind now trapped in other's bodies, and Sam soon discovers that a "superior authority" can transfer his mind from time to time, only if he manages to "fix what's broken" and give his "host" a better life. Al can communicate with him through holographic form (only noticeable by children, animals - "and blondes, too") in order to help Sam to complete his mission, whether it's to inspire a song to an artist, defend the case of a young Black in a Southern State court during the segregation days, or help a journalist to obtain a Pulitzer Prize while covering the war in Vietnam.

The variety and humanity of the show is what makes it stand above the others. Some episodes are light and humorous, when others are darker, even tragic. Some conclusions are bittersweet, and help the main characters to evolve slightly, but regularly throughout the show. What helps even more is the fantastic chemistry between the two main characters. Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell have found the role of their lives, delivering touching, funny, overwhelming performances, sometimes in the course of only one episode! They're brilliant, as well as the writing, and art direction who recreates every decade from the 50's to the 80's (and sometimes beyond!) perfectly.

As for the ending... without spoiling it, it's by far the most astounding, bold and emotionally charged episode ever produced in the TV history, as far as I know. So many TV shows end up in disappointment (while so many don't even bother to give us a finale, at all...). "Quantum Leap" ending is rewarding, and intriguing. It's ambitious, happy and sad. It's both on the human scale, and larger than life.

Oh boy, what a show.

lovejoypeaceharmony 10 October 2005

I was so busy rearing two kids as a single mom while working, volunteering, and taking college courses that I totally missed the original run of the series. I'm playing catch up now, watching the re-runs on Sci-Fi. I happened to run into it just a few months ago -- and only b/c I stayed up too late one night. At first, I thought it was just *too cute,* but now I'm hooked. If I can't stay up till 2AM, I have to record it to find out how the next episode goes. It's fabulous!

I especially like how the show leads me to examine the history of the years between the 1950's through the 1980's -- the good, the bad, and the very, very ugly (e.g., the segregated South). Sure, it's encapsulated into a 60 minute segment, but the writers managed to hit enough of the key points to make it worth the air space. And sure, it's P.C. -- sometimes simplistically so -- but that only goes with the territory of the show's premise, which is the hope that we can make this world a better place for everyone, regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, mental abilities, or socio-economic class. That's not a bad philosophy. In fact, it's the same hope that led me to bear children, and then rear them to have hope for their own futures.

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