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August 8, 1953: Sam Beckett leaps into the not so ordinary town of Cokeburg, Pennsylvania. Sam has to save the lives two miners, Tonchi and Pete, and right a major wrong in Al's life all while puzzled about how he has leaped into himself at the exact moment he was born and is faced by many familar looking people.
(Sam), Dean Stockwell
(Al), Dennis Wolfberg
(Gooshie) and Bruce McGill
(Al the bartender) are the only actors to appear in both this episode and the pilot, "Genesis Part I - September 13, 1956
This was Dennis Wolfberg's final acting role before his death on October 3, 1994.
Sam: (narrating) It was August 8, 1953, literally the day I was born. But instead of nursing at my mother’s breast, I was nursing my third beer in a vain attempt to make sense out of this bizarre leap. I had leaped into a coal-mining tavern peopled with names and faces both strange and familiar to me. But the biggest surprise was that I was me. For the first time in years the reflection in the mirror was mine, grey hair, crow’s feet, and all. So why had I leaped here? What wrong was I to put right? And where in God’s name was Al? I was desperate for answers. So desperate I was even looking for them....