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32 :03x01 - The Leap Home Part I - November 25, 1969

Sep/28/1990
November 25, 1969: Sam leaps into himself as a 16-year-old boy in Elk Ridge, Indiana. He has the chance to win a basketball game that he had blamed himself for losing, and save his father, brother and sister from their sad fates.
Guest Stars: Scott Bakula as John Beckett | David Newsom as Tom Beckett | Olivia Burnette as Katie Beckett | Hannah Cutrona as Mary Lou | Mai-Lis Kuniholm as Lisa Parson | Caroline Kava as Thelma Beckett |
Co-Guest Stars: Mik Scriba as Coach Donnelly | Niles Brewster as Dr. Berger | Matthew John Graeser as Herky | Ethan Wilson as Sibby | John Tuell as No Nose Pruitt (as John L. Tuell) | Adam Affonso as Young Sam Beckett / Mirror
Director: Joe Napolitano
Songs: John Lennon -- Imagine

33 :03x02 - The Leap Home Part II (Vietnam) - April 7, 1970

Oct/05/1990
April 7, 1970: Sam leaps into a Navy SEAL who is in Tom Beckett's squad. Sam tries to save his life and to succeed on the mission his brother goes on, and discovers he may have to kill one life save another.
Guest Stars: David Newsom as Tom Beckett | Andrea Thompson as Maggie Dawson | Ernie Lively as Colonel Deke Grimwald | David Hayward as Dempsey | Tia Carrere as Titi | Adam Nelson as Preacher | Patrick Warburton as Blaster | Ryan Reid as Shamoo | Rich Whiteside as Doc |
Co-Guest Stars: Rodney Kageyama as Choo Choo | Christopher Kirby as Herbert "Magic" Williams / Mirror
Director: Michael Zinberg

34 :03x03 - Leap of Faith - August 19, 1963

Oct/12/1990
August 19, 1963: Sam leaps into Father Frank Pistano. A young boy is being lead astray by his older brother. Sam must find a way to help them reform. Meanwhile, Al reveals the problem he has had with faith ever since his father died.
Guest Stars: Lisa Passero as Mrs. Delliso | Davey Roberts as Joey Pronti | Danny Nucci as Tony Pronti | Sandy McPeak as Fr. John McRoberts | Robert Beecher as Allen |
Co-Guest Stars: Amy Tritico as Tony's Girlfriend | Kane Picoy as Young Man | Dominic Oliver as Cab Driver | Bo Sabato as Policeman | Pat Crawford Brown as Old Woman in Church | Penny Stanton as Rita Montocelli | Erica Yohn as Rose Montocelli | Todd Raderman as Young Sly | Bud Sabatino as Father Frank Pistano / Mirror

35 :03x04 - One Strobe Over the Line - June 15, 1965

Oct/19/1990
June 15, 1965: Sam is a photographer and has to stop a model from overdosing on pills.
Guest Stars: Nigel Gibbs as Waiter | Robert Trumbull as Frank | David Sheinkopf as Mike | Kristoffer Tabori as Byron | Susan Anton as Helen Le Baron | Marjorie Monaghan as Edie Landsdale |
Co-Guest Stars: Elizabeth Gast as Joanne | Lawrence McNeal III as Nubian Guard | Danny McCoy, Jr. as Karl Granson / Mirror | John Achorn as Irv
Director: Michael Zinberg

36 :03x05 - The Boogieman - October 31, 1964

Oct/26/1990
October 31, 1964: Sam leaps into a horror novelist on Hallowe'en. There are various murders being committed under bizarre circumstances and Sam has to figure out what is going on.
Guest Stars: Valerie Mahaffey as Mary Neeley | Paul Linke as Sheriff Ben Masters | Fran Ryan as Dorothy Jaeger | David Kriegel as Stevie | Donald Hotton as Tully Maltin |
Uncredited: Chris Ruppenthal as Joshua Rey / Mirror
Director: Joe Napolitano

37 :03x06 - Miss Deep South - June 7, 1958

Nov/02/1990
June 7, 1958: Sam must finish at least third in a beauty pageant to get Darlene her scholarship to be a doctor. Sam must also help a fellow contestant when her future is threatened by a sleazy photographer.
Guest Stars: David Allen Brooks as Clint Beaumont | Julie Ann Lowery as Vicky Jenkins | Nancy Stafford as Peg Myers | Heather McAdam as Connie Duncan | Karen Moore as Cheryl Lynn |
Co-Guest Stars: Theresa Ring as Darlene Monte / Mirror | Marte Boyle Slout as Woman Judge | Hugh Gillin as Contest Judge | Linda Hoy as Arlene | Janeen Rae Heller as Beauty Contestant Sawyer | Martin Clark (1) as Master of Ceremonies

38 :03x07 - Black on White on Fire - August 11, 1965

Nov/09/1990
August 11, 1965: Sam leaps into a black man who has to get his white girlfriend accepted by his prejudiced brother. He also has to deal with the Watts riots.
Guest Stars: Gregory Millar as Lonnie Harper | Corie Henninger as Susan Bond | SaMi Chester as Papa David Harper | Ron Taylor (1) as Bebe | Marc Alaimo as Police Captain Paul Bond | Laverne Anderson as Sheri | CCH Pounder as Mama Harper |
Co-Guest Stars: Montrose Hagins as Matty | Cheryl Francis Harrington as Young Woman | Jon Berry (1) as Police Sniper | Garon Grigsby as Ray Harper / Mirror
Director: Joe Napolitano

39 :03x08 - The Great Spontini - May 9, 1974

Nov/16/1990
November 9, 1974: Sam leaps into a amateur magician who risks losing his daughter to his ex-wife and her boyfriend unless he can pull off a life-threatening magic trick to get the money needed to buy a permanent residence. When the girl tries to perform it herself, will Sam get back in time to save her? And will Sam succeed in keeping the daughter?
Guest Stars: Amy Steel as Maggie Spontini | Erich Anderson as Steve Slater | Lauren Woodland as Jamie Spontini | Michael Fairman as Judge Mulhern |
Co-Guest Stars: Robin Greer as Elaine | Jean Adams as Mrs. Futrell | Dan Birch as Harry Spontini / Mirror

40 :03x09 - Rebel Without a Clue - September 1, 1958

Nov/30/1990
September 1, 1958: Sam leaps into a biker and must stop a woman from being murdered.
Guest Stars: Diedrich Bader as Dillon | Scott Kraft as Jack Kerouac | Theodore Wilson as Ernie Tyler | Josie Bissett as Becky |
Co-Guest Stars: Kristopher Logan as Shane "Funny Bone" Thomas / Mirror | Joshua Cadman as Biker #2 | Mark Boone Junior as Biker #1 | Michael Bryan French as Mad Dog

41 :03x10 - A Little Miracle - December 24, 1962

Dec/21/1990
December 24, 1962: As a personal valet to a rich uptown millionaire, Sam must convince the bitter man not to tear down the building where a Salvation Army mission is located in order to build a large plaza bearing his name. So, on Christmas Eve, Sam and Al try to "Scrooge" him, showing the past, present...and the future in an attempt to change his mind.
Guest Stars: Michael Dan Wagner as Lt. Porterman | Tom McTigue as Max Wushinski | Robert Lesser as Calloway | Melinda McGraw as Captain Laura Downie | Charles Rocket as Michael G. Blake |
Co-Guest Stars: Milan Nicksic as Reginald Pearson / Mirror | Duane Whitaker as Maintenance Man | Dylan Brown as Charlie | Jarrett Lennon as Tiny Boy | Christopher Fleming (3) as Mickey | Dale Harimoto as Newscaster

42 :03x11 - Runaway - July 4, 1964

Jan/04/1991
July 4, 1964: Sam leaps into Butchie who has to put up with his older sister and stop his mother from running away for "what could have been".
Guest Stars: Amber Susa as Beth McCann | Ami Foster as Alexandra Rickett | Joseph Hacker as Billy McCann | Sherman Howard as Hank Rickett | Sandy Faison as Emma Rickett |
Co-Guest Stars: Buff Borin as Butchie / Mirror

43 :03x12 - 8 1/2 Months - November 15, 1955

Mar/06/1991
November 15, 1955: Sam leaps into Billie Jean, a pregnant teenager in the 1950s.
Guest Stars: Philip Linton as Willis | Parley Baer as Dr. Rogers | Anne Haney as Mrs. Taylor | Lana Schwab as Dorothy "Dotty" Louise Billings | James Whitmore, Jr. as Bob Crockett |
Co-Guest Stars: Priscilla Weems as Billie Jean Crockett / Mirror | Molly McClure as Mrs. Suffy | Peggy Walton-Walker as Nurse Denton | Tasha Scott as Effy | Hunter Von Leer as Keeter Slade | Ann Walker as Leola

44 :03x13 - Future Boy - October 6, 1957

Mar/13/1991
October 6, 1967: In his latest leap Sam Beckett leaps into Future Boy, who is part of a science fiction show Captain Galaxy. Sam has to prevent his counterpart Moe Stein from being committed to a mental institution, because of his "wild" ideas of time travelling. And just where did Sam get that string theory from?
Guest Stars: David Sage as Judge | Alan Fudge as Dr. Richard Sandler | George Wyner as Ben Harris | Debra Stricklin as Irene Kiner | Richard Herd as Moe Stein / Capt. Galaxy |
Co-Guest Stars: Jason Kincaid as Caped Futurite | Nicholas Shaffer as Roger | Matt Marfoglia (1) as Kenny Sharpe / Mirror | Jesse Switzer as Kid | John Christian Graas as Small Boy
Director: Michael Switzer

45 :03x14 - Private Dancer - October 6, 1979

Mar/20/1991
October 6, 1979: Sam as Rod "The Bod", a Chippendale dancer, must help a hearing impaired woman named Dianna Quinna realize her dream of being a dancer. Otherwise, she will end up as a prostitute and die of AIDS in 1986.
Special Guest Stars: Debbie Allen as Joanna Chapman |
Guest Stars: Robert Schuch as Otto | Heidi Swedberg as Valleri | Louis Mustillo as Mario | Harry Cohn as Louie | Melinda Cordell as Winnie | Henry Woronicz as Martin |
Co-Guest Stars: Marguerite Pomerhn Derricks as Female Dancer | Christopher Solari (1) as Rod McCarty / Mirror | Frank Novak (1) as Lou | Charles Emmett as Officer Arden | Rhondee Beriault as Diana Quinna
Director: Debbie Allen

46 :03x15 - Piano Man - November 10, 1985

Mar/27/1991
November 10, 1985: As a lounge singer hiding from the Mafia, Sam finds himself being tagged by an old girlfriend who has tracked him down to prove to herself that she no longer loves him. However, Sam needs to find a way to keep them both alive as an unknown assassin tracks their every move.
Guest Stars: Frank Roman as Hector | John Oldach as Frank | Marietta DePrima as Lorraine | Cherry Davis as Thelma |
Co-Guest Stars: Denise Gentile as Nikki Bellini | Angelo Tiffe as Carl Morgan | Sam Clay as Joey De Nardo / Mirror
Writer: Ed Scharlach

47 :03x16 - Southern Comforts - August 4, 1961

Apr/03/1991
August 4, 1961: As the proprietor of this worthy establishment, a brothel masquerading as a sewing school, Sam must prevent the mysterious death of a resident who does not belong there.
Guest Stars: Monica McMurty as Abby | Stacey Cortez as Paulette | Walter Sylvest as Warren | David Powledge as Luther | Lauren Tom as Sophie | Dan Butler as Jake Dorleac | Georgia Emelin as Gina | David Graf as Sheriff Nolan | Rita Taggart as Marsha |
Co-Guest Stars: Richard White as Gilbert La Bonte / Mirror | Diane Delano as Prostitute #2 | Minnie Summers Lindsey as Prostitute #1 | David Alan Graf as Carl | Jeffrey Conklin as Reese | J. Marvin Campbell as Sailor

48 :03x17 - Glitter Rock - April 12, 1974

Apr/10/1991
April 12, 1974: As a glitter rock musician nicknamed "Tonic", Sam has to find out who it is that is going to kill him, which is made all the more difficult by a large line of suspects.
Guest Stars: Robert Bauer (2) as Wilder | Michael Cerveris as Nick | Christian Hoff as Philip Silbart | Peter Noone as Dwayne | Jon Gries as Flash McGrath | Liza Whitcraft as Sandy |
Co-Guest Stars: Bruce Michael Paine as Jeffrey Mole / Mirror | Bob Cady as Chase | Dorrie Krum as Heather | Sharon Martin as Blonde | Jan Eddy as Whittler
Director: Andy Cadiff

49 :03x18 - A Hunting Will We Go - June 18, 1976

Apr/18/1991
June 18, 1976: Sam is handcuffed to an embezzler, who will stop at nothing to get away from him and he also has to deal with his attraction to her, not to mention Al's.
Guest Stars: Jeffrey King as Luke | Dale Swann as Bill | Michael McCarty as Jack | Cliff Bemis as Sheriff Michaels | Kenneth Marshall as Rodney Owens | Jane Sibbett as Diane Frost |
Co-Guest Stars: Ken Kells as Gordon O'Reilly / Mirror | Dorothy Blass as Cashier | Maxine Elliott as Edwine | Warren Barrington as Clive
Director: Andy Cadiff

50 :03x19 - Last Dance Before an Execution - May 12, 1971

May/01/1991
May 12, 1971: As he leaps in, Sam finds himself strapped into an electric chair for a murder his host may not have committed. But as he is granted a sudden 48-hour stay of execution, he must quickly dig through legal papers and barriers to find the truth before he goes back to the chair again. Otherwise, his life and that of another prisoner will be forfeit.
Guest Stars: Jenny Gago as Tearsa Lorrea | Julio Oscar Mechoso as Raul Casta | Christopher Allport as Alan Ripley | James Sloyan as District Attorney Theodore Wallace Moody |
Co-Guest Stars: Leonard Lightfoot as Officer Little (as Leonard C. Lightfoot) | Jack Jozefson as Officer Hudson | Michael Holden (1) as Herb Stein | Krista Muscare as Maria | Charles Woolf as Father Raftery | Irene Olga Lopez as Tia | A.J. Freeman as Bart Manners | Wendy Gordon as Reporter (as Wendy Jill Gordon) | Andrew Amador as Reporter | Harry Fleer as Older Man in Jail | Neil Barton as Black Man in Jail | Stephen Domingas (1) as Jesus Ortega / Mirror

51 :03x20 - Heart of a Champion - July 23, 1955

May/08/1991
July 23, 1955: When he leaps into half of the "Battling Rooskies" tag team wrestling duo, Sam must find a way to keep his brother from wrestling...or it will result in a heart attack. Meanwhile, the wife of a jealous wrestler tries to seduce Sam.
Guest Stars: Jerry Bossard as Ronny Sammis | Rance Howard as Lamar | Angela Paton as Sheri Shilo | John Kidwell as Hank Sammis | Deborah Wakeham as Terri Shiloh |
Co-Guest Stars: Don Hood as Carl Shilo | Jay S. York as Executioner | Terry Funk as Carl | Don Dolan as Referee | Tim De Zarn as Stan | Susan Isaacs as Myra | Jeff Hochendoner as Terry Sammis / Mirror
Director: Joe Napolitano

52 :03x21 - Nuclear Family - October 26, 1962

May/15/1991
October 26, 1962: In the body of a bomb shelter salesman during the Cuban Missile Crisis, Sam has to stop the killing of a neighbor during a false air raid alarm which results in the conviction of his brother.
Guest Stars: Candace Hutson as Kimberly Elroy | Robert Hy Gorman as Stevie Elroy | Kim Flowers as Kate Elroy | Kurt Fuller as Burt Rosencranz | Timothy Carhart as Mac Elroy |
Co-Guest Stars: Patrick M. Bruneau as Eddie Elroy | Delia Salvi as Mrs. Kingman

53 :03x22 - Shock Theater - October 3, 1954

May/22/1991
October 3, 1954: Sam leaps into a mental patient just as he is undergoing a high electric shock therapy dosage, which brings out several of the personalities Sam has leaped into in the past. It becomes increasing harder for Al to communicate with Sam and if he and Doctor Beeks can not figure out how to get Sam out, he will be stuck there forever.
Guest Stars: David Proval as Dr. Masters | Bruce A. Young as Butch | Scott Lawrence as Tibido "Tibby" Johnson | Robert Symonds as Dr. Wickless | Candy Ann Brown as Dr. Verbeena Beeks | Nick Brooks as Freddy | Lee Garlington as Nurse Chatam |
Co-Guest Stars: Frank Collison as Mortimer | Ralph Marrero as Oswald | Kevin Page as Young Doctor | Harry Pugh as Older Doctor | LaReine Chabut as Samantha Stormer / Mirror (as Le Reine Chabut) | Howard Matthew Johnson as Jesse Tyler / Mirror | Brad Silverman as Jimmy LaMotta / Mirror |
Uncredited: Jean-Pierre Dorleac as Mental Patient
Director: Joe Napolitano
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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Adventure | Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: March 26, 1989
Ended: May 05, 1993
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