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Quantum Leap: Promised Land - December 22, 1971

December 22, 1971: Sam leaps into one of three brothers who are robbing a bank in Elk Ridge, Indiana, Sam's home town.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x11
Production Number: 68110
Airdate: Tuesday December 15th, 1992

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Guest Stars
Kurt Andon
As John Beckett Photo Double
Scott Bakula
As John Beckett
Arlen Dean Snyder
As Sheriff Mundy
Charles Dugan
As Stan Pierce
Chris Stacy
As John Walters
Daniel Engstrom
As Willie Walters Jr. / Mirror
Dwier Brown
As Neil Waters
Elizabeth Dennehy
As Beth Ryan
Elizabeth Rainey
As Cindy Wilkens
Gregory Paul Jackson
As Sam Photo Double
James C. Victor
As Carl Wilkens
Jim Townsend
As Deputy Martin
Jonathan Hogan
As Gus Vernon
Kellie Overbey Shane
As Carrie Young
Lorinne Vozoff
As Mary Walters
Marion Dugan
As Lila Pierce
Main Cast
Scott Bakula
As Dr. Samuel "Sam" Beckett
Dean Stockwell
As Rear Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci
Episode Notes
This is the second and final Christmas-themed episode. The first was "A Little Miracle - December 24, 1962". They are also the only leaps that take place in December of any year.

This is the third and final episode directed by Scott Bakula (Sam).

Episode Quotes
Al: Uh Sam, I think we need to take a trip to the little bank robbers' room.
(They go into the mens' room)
Al: I know that you're sympathetic with the situation here because it's your hometown and all of that, but Ziggy says there's a 73.9% chance that if you surrender you'll leap.
Sam: (shocked) Leap? Why would I want to leap, I’m home!
Al: But you're here to save the brothers, right?... So? You gotta turn yourself in!, right?... So?! Let's go!... Right?!

Sam: (out of breath) I'm out of shape, Al…
Al: Yeah well, next leap maybe you'll leap into Carl Lewis or something, but right now, you gotta suck it up.

(Gus is pointing a gun at Sam)
Sam: Why'd you do it? How could you steal all those people's land?
Gus: What you call stealing, I call business.
Sam: Guess it makes it a little easier to sleep at night.
Gus: I saw an opportunity, so I took it.
Al: What a nozzle! I'd like to grab his Adam's apple and pull it out through his nostrils.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDonald P. Bellisario
Executive ProducerDonald P. Bellisario
Main Title ThemeMike Post
Warning: Quantum Leap season 5 episode 11 guide may contain spoilers
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