Quantum Leap (1989–1993)
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M.I.A. - April 1, 1969 

Al tells Sam that he has to convince a Navy nurse that her MIA husband is still alive, but Sam keeps getting signals that he has another mission.


Michael Zinberg




Episode cast overview:
Scott Bakula ... Dr. Sam Beckett
Dean Stockwell ... Admiral Al Calavicci
Jason Beghe ... Det. Sgt. Roger Skaggs
Susan Diol ... Beth Calavicci
Norman Large ... Dirk Simon
Dan Ziskie ... Sergeant Riley
Pat Skipper ... Tequila
Sierra Pecheur Sierra Pecheur ... Carol Simon
William Shockley ... Boner
Gregory Millar Gregory Millar ... Pusher
Leticia Vasquez Leticia Vasquez ... Rosalie
Cyd Strittmatter ... Hippie Girl (as Cyndi Strittmatter)
Javi Mulero ... Taco Man
Bob Mendel Bob Mendel ... Hippie Boy (as Rob Mendel)
Doug Bauer ... Det. Jake Rawlins


Sam leaps into the body of a newly promoted police detective Jake Rawlins. His task is to keep a woman, Beth, from falling in love with a lawyer she is about to meet. Her husband has been listed as missing in action and is in fact in a North Vietnamese prisoner of war camp. Sam doesn't quite get there in time and the two meet. He soon realizes however that Al has been less than honest with him about why it's important they not meet. In fact, Sam has leaped into Rawlins body to keep a junkie from killing his partner, Sgt. Roger Skaggs. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

9 May 1990 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This episode takes place in San Diego, California from April 1 to April 3, 1969. See more »


This episode is dated Apr. 1, 1969. Beth is supposedly wearing Al's MIA bracelet. However, MIA bracelets did not come about until Nov. 11, 1970. See more »


[last lines]
Admiral Al Calavicci: Beth, I've missed you so much. It's been such a long time - 25 years. Of course you haven't changed, but I have. I'm an Admiral now - me, the ensign, that said that anyone with a rank above Lieutenant was a horse's ass.
[Beth laughs]
Admiral Al Calavicci: Beth, you didn't hear me, did you? Oh, Beth, tell me you can hear me.
[Beth gets up and changes the record]
Admiral Al Calavicci: Look at me, Beth. Oh, Sam, why did you make me do this?
[as Beth starts slowly moving to the music, Al joins and shadow-dances with her]
Admiral Al Calavicci: I want you ...
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Alternate Versions

The DVD release replaces the song "Georgia On My Mind" with another due to rights issues, though the significance of the song as being the Calavicci couple's song remains in the dialog. See more »


Featured in Quantum Leap: Mirror Image - August 8, 1953 (1993) See more »


This Guy's in Love With You
Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David (1968)
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