Quantum Leap 2 Seasons 1990

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17. Leaping in Without a Net - November 18, 1958 TV-PG CC

An acrophobic Sam (Scott Bakula) becomes a 1958 trapeze artist preparing for a death-defying stunt. With Dean Stockwell.

Runtime:
49 minutes
Original air date:
March 28, 1990

Leaping in Without a Net - November 18, 1958

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    1. Honeymoon Express - April 27, 1960 Sam (Scott Bakula) assumes the identity of a newlywed New York policeman who is pursued by his bride's jealous ex-husband. With Dean Stockwell.

    48min September 20, 1989
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    3. The Americanization of Machiko - August 4, 1953 Sam (Scott Bakula) becomes a Pacific sailor returning from duty in 1953 with a Japanese war bride (Leila Hee Olsen) -- much to the dismay of his friends and family. With Dean Stockwell.

    TV-PG 47min October 11, 1989
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    4. Blind Faith - February 6, 1964 Sam (Scott Bakula) leaps into the life of a blind concert pianist in 1964 who must prevent the death of a young woman. Also stars Dean Stockwell.

    TV-PG 48min November 1, 1989
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    5. Good Morning, Peoria - September 9, 1959 Chubby Checker guest stars as himself in 1959 as Sam (Scott Bakula) becomes a radio DJ who is battling forces determined to remove rock 'n' roll from the airwaves. Also guest stars Patricia Richardson.

    TV-PG 49min November 8, 1989
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    6. Thou Shalt Not.... February 2, 1974 Sam (Scott Bakula) jumps into the life of a beleaguered rabbi who is desperately trying to reunite his torn family. Teri Hanauer and Russ Tamblyn guest star. With Dean Stockwell.

    TV-PG 48min November 15, 1989
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    7. Jimmy - October 14, 1964 Sam (Scott Bakula) becomes a mentally challenged dock worker in 1964, harassed by co-workers, taunted by strangers and protected only by a caring brother. With Dean Stockwell.

    TV-PG 48min November 22, 1989
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    8. So Help Me, God... July 29, 1957 Sam (Scott Bakula) becomes a Southern lawyer in 1957, charged with defending a black housekeeper who has willingly confessed to a murder she did not commit. With Dean Stockwell.

    TV-PG 48min November 29, 1989
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    9. Catch a Falling Star - May 21, 1979 Sam (Scott Bakula) becomes the understudy to the talented, if somewhat inebriated, star of "Man of La Mancha.'' Guest star: Tony Award-winner John Cullum.

    TV-PG 48min December 6, 1989
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    10. Animal Frat - October 19, 1967 Sam (Scott Bakula) leaps into the life of a college fraternity brother in the late '60s and must prevent a radical student (Stacy Edwards) from bombing the chemistry lab. With Dean Stockwell.

    TV-PG 47min January 3, 1990
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    11. Another Mother - September 30, 1981 Sam (Scott Bakula) comes to the aid of a divorced mother whose socially awkward teen-age son may make a tragic mistake if he succumbs to peer pressure.

    TV-PG 48min January 10, 1990
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    12. All-Americans - November 6, 1962 Sam (Scott Bakula) leaps into the life of a 1962 teen-age football star who desperately tries to prevent a teammate (Richard Coca) from throwing the big game. With Dean Stockwell.

    TV-PG 49min January 17, 1990
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    13. Her Charm - September 26, 1973 Sam (Scott Bakula) becomes an FBI agent who is assigned to guard a woman (Teri Austin) targeted for assassination by her drug-dealing ex-boss. With Dean Stockwell.

    TV-PG 48min February 7, 1990
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    14. Freedom - November 22, 1970 Sam (Scott Bakula) leaps into the life of a young American Indian in 1970, outrunning the law to let his ailing grandfather (Frank Sotonoma ``Gray Wolf'' Salsedo) die with dignity. Also guest stars Gloria Hayes.

    TV-PG 48min February 14, 1990
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    15. Goodnight, Dear Heart - November 9, 1957 Sam (Scott Bakula) becomes a mortician in 1958 who is strangely obsessed with the suicide of a teen-age German girl. With Dean Stockwell.

    TV-PG 49min March 7, 1990
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    16. Pool Hall Blues - September 4, 1954 Sam (Scott Bakula) leaps into the life of an aging pool shark in 1954, faced with the match of his lifetime. Shari Headley guest stars. With Dean Stockwell.

    TV-PG 48min March 14, 1990
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    17. Leaping in Without a Net - November 18, 1958 An acrophobic Sam (Scott Bakula) becomes a 1958 trapeze artist preparing for a death-defying stunt. With Dean Stockwell.

    TV-PG 49min March 28, 1990
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    18. Maybe Baby - March 11, 1963 Sam (Scott Bakula) is a burly nightclub bouncer who is helping a stripper (Julie Brown) rescue an infant from its abusive father.

    TV-PG 48min April 4, 1990
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    19. Sea Bride - June 3, 1954 Sam (Scott Bakula) finds himself on an ocean liner in 1954 as a desperate young man trying to win back the heart of his ex-wife. Also stars Dean Stockwell.

    TV-PG 48min May 2, 1990
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    20. MIA - April 1, 1969 Al (Dean Stockwell) attempts to adjust his past through Sam (Scott Bakula), who has become an undercover cop in 1969.

    TV-PG 49min May 9, 1990

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Genres Drama, Adventure, Action, Mystery, Kids & Family
Director Christopher T. Welch
Supporting actors Jan Eddy, Phil Fondacaro, Kristopher Kyer, Maria Lauren, Roya Megnot, Ted Nordblum, Vivian Paxton, Richard Riehle, Jan Tríska, Fabiana Udenio, Eva Williams
Network Donald P. Bellisario
Executive Producer Donald P. Bellisario
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329 of 343 people found the following review helpful By Aunt Book on January 10, 2005
Format: DVD
I am reviewing this DVD set, not the series, which is one of my favorites.

I pre-ordered this DVD set as soon as I possibly could, so that I could replace my not-very-high-quality, copied-from-TV episodes on bulky VHS tapes with clean copies on a few DVD's. It had been a while since I had watched the episodes, so I didn't notice anything wrong until I reached "Good Morning, Peoria." When Chick and Rachel were dancing that romantic dance, all I could think was, "Huh? What the heck happened to the music? Wasn't there a *real* song there before?" So I did some digging on the Internet, to make sure my memory wasn't playing tricks on me, and was absolutely horrified to discover that the music in various episodes had been changed. Most especially I was flabbergasted that they messed with the soundtrack of "M.I.A." That is one of the best episodes in the series, and the music felt as much a part of the story as the words. I played the final scene from the DVD, and it was awful, dreadful; the music was no longer a presence, it was just some background noise. Thank heaven I was able to retrieve my old VHS tapes. I played the same scene from them. Even with a grainy, dark picture, the original packed more of a wallop. It wasn't just "Georgia On My Mind," it was also "Unchained Melody," with its wrenchingly appropriate lyrics - "My darling, I hunger for your touch; are you still mine?"

I cannot believe that Universal was unable to get permission to use the original music; so it must have been a question of money. It isn't as if this was a super-cheap set to begin with, but I would not have minded paying a few more dollars to cover the royalties for the songs, so that I could have the real show.
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98 of 98 people found the following review helpful By Jesse M. on January 8, 2005
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If you do an internet search with the words "Quantum Leap: The Definitive Music List" you can find a complete list of all the songs that have been removed, along with the episode they were originally in, and also the famous songs that were not removed. Here's a quick rundown of the songs that are missing:

DISCO INFERNO:

"That's the Way I Like It" by K.C. & The Sunshine Band; "Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas; "Do The Hustle" by Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony.

GOOD MORNING, PEORIA:

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley; "Maybe Baby" by Buddy Holly & The Crickets; "Yakkety Yak (Don't Talk Back)" by The Coasters; "Jail House Rock" by Elvis Presley; "Shout" by The Isley Brothers.

THOU SHALT NOT:

"Locomotion" by Little Eva; "Killing Me Softly" by Roberta Flack.

ANIMAL FRAT:

"Louie, Louie" by The Kingsmen (even though you can see characters mouthing the words in the episode); "Surfin' USA" by The Beach Boys; "I Can't Help Myself" by The Temptations.

ANOTHER MOTHER:

"Call Me" by Blondie; "Shake It Up" by The Cars; "He's So Shy" by The Pointer Sisters.

ALL-AMERICANS:

"Big Girls Don't Cry" by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons; "The Twist" by Chubby Checker.

LEAPING IN WITHOUT A NET:

"Tequila" by The Champs.

MAYBE BABY:

"Runaway" by Del Shannon; "Dancing In the Streets" by Martha and The Vandellas.

M.I.A.:

"Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding; "This Guy's In Love With You" by Herb Alpert and His Tijuana Brass Band; "Someday We'll Be Together" by Diana Ross & The Supremes; "Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers; "Georgia On My Mind" by Ray Charles.
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63 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Andy McAleer on November 15, 2005
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As some of the other reviewers have mentioned, this US release has replaced the original source music. But the Region 2 version has been released without these cuts, so for everyone with a multiregion player, I'd suggest using amazon.co.uk to buy a copy there instead!
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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Koala1356 on December 14, 2004
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Dear me, where do I start? So much to complain about. :(

First thing I noticed was that the box image is obviously faked. Scott B.'s and Dean S.'s heads are pasted on the bodies of models. Just inspect Sam's neck and you'll see the joins! One must ask: WHY?!?!

Next, I opened the box, and frowned at the photo of Al, which is not even from Season 2! Unfortunately, my disappointment grew as I open the foldout further. The pocket for the booklet is just an advertisement for other Universal box sets, which if they get the same shoddy treatment as QL then I will be steering way clear of.

And what's this? Only three DVDs? Can Universal get any cheaper than this, to give us 3 x double sided DVDs instead of the usual 6 x single discs?

The actual video transfer is something of a disappointment too. Not only do we have the "cut original music", as mentioned by others (WHICH IS HUGE! see below), but there are numerous visual crackles and pops from the original film present throughout. Absolutely no cleanup was done here. I realize this series was filmed before digital recording came into vogue, but so was my Abbott and Costello box set, and they cleaned up nicely! No one put any effort in here. That said, the transfer is of good color and is fairly crisp, although with a few sequences looking a little grainy. It still looks better than VHS.

The back of the digi pack states "Bonus Material" on the B Side of Disc 3. Well, it ain't there! Nada, as Al would say.

Now... The Music: This is the biggest disappointment of them all, esp for longtime fans. It's not just "Georgia On My Mind" that has been removed, which you might think because other reviews focus on mentioning this song.
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