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Quantum Leap

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Drama Science-Fiction Rated: 7+ (TV-PG)1989 - 19935 SeasonsSeries EndedOn: Free Services Hulu Tags: Time Travel Country: America

Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished... He woke to find himself trapped in the past, facing mirror images that were not his own and driven by an unknown force to change history for the better. His only guide on this journey is Al, an observer from his own time, who appears in the form of a hologram that only Sam can see and hear. And so Dr. Beckett finds himself leaping from life to life, striving to put right what once went wrong and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home.Quantum Leap featuring Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Hulu, free on NBC, available for purchase on iTunes, and 7 others. It's an action & adventure and drama show with 98 episodes over 5 seasons. Quantum Leap is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.1 (23,480 votes).

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95 episodes (97%) are available to watch free online (NBC).

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98 Total Episodes of Quantum Leap Where to stream every episode from all 5 seasons of Quantum Leap. Filter these episodes by what's available to watch free or on your streaming services using the tabs above.

Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 Genesis (1)

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Mar 26, 1989
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Genesis (1) Mar 26, 1989 Sam Beckett wakes up in 1956, disoriented, suffering from amnesia, but he has the awful realization that he does not belong there...

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Season 01, Episode 01 Genesis (Part 1) - September 13, 1956

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Mar 26, 1989
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Genesis (Part 1) - September 13, 1956 Mar 26, 1989 Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula), a brilliant scientist, takes part in the Quantum Leap experiment which lands him in 1956 as a test pilot. With the help of his holographic Observer (Dean Stockwell), Sam remembers the experiment and learns his fate.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Genesis (2)

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Mar 26, 1989
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Genesis (2) Mar 26, 1989 September 13, 1956: After Tom Stratton comforts his wife and prevents her from having a premature birth, instead of leaping to save his wife and child. He instead realizes that instead of leaping home, he's lept into Ken Fox, a minor league baseball player in Texas at the end of the 1968 season, in the middle of a game, where he must make the winning play in order to leap further. Ken Fox makes a home-run, and Sam leaps into Dr. Gerald Bryant as a school teacher in the middle of a class.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Star-Crossed

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Mar 31, 1989
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Star-Crossed Mar 31, 1989 Sam leaps into the persona of a womanizing college professor in 1972, encounters his lost love and attempts to reshape the past

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Season 01, Episode 04 The Right Hand of God

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Apr 7, 1989
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The Right Hand of God Apr 7, 1989 Sam lands in 1974 as a young boxer caught between fight-fixing gangsters and hopeful nuns who now own his contract.

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Season 01, Episode 05 How the Tess Was Won

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Apr 14, 1989
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How the Tess Was Won Apr 14, 1989 Sam finds himself on a Texas ranch in 1956 as a submissive veterinarian in love with a tough rancher.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Double Identity

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Apr 21, 1989
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Double Identity Apr 21, 1989 Sam becomes a hit man in 1965 whose romance with the godfather's girlfriend places him in danger.

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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 Honeymoon Express

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Sep 20, 1989
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Honeymoon Express Sep 20, 1989 April 27, 1960: As Tom McBride, a New York City cop on his honeymoon, Sam must save himself from a jealous, and sociopath, ex-husband. To make matters worse, the Project's funding will be cut off, stranding Sam alone in the past, unless he can prevent the U2 flight from being shot down over Russia.

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Season 02, Episode 02 Disco Inferno

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Sep 27, 1989
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Disco Inferno Sep 27, 1989 April 1, 1976: As a stuntman, Sam is to save the life of his younger brother, while trying to convince the pair's obsessive father to let the younger son go his own way, even if it means going into country-western music, rather than following the family tradition of stunt work.

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Season 02, Episode 03 The Americanization of Machiko - August 4, 1953

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Oct 11, 1989
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The Americanization of Machiko - August 4, 1953 Oct 11, 1989 August 4, 1953: As a sailor returning from Japan, Sam brings a foreign wife to a small town. He then has to fight against the prejudice of both a scheming ex-girlfriend, as well as his mother, in order to gain acceptance of his new bride

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Season 02, Episode 04 What Price Gloria?

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Oct 25, 1989
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What Price Gloria? Oct 25, 1989 October 16, 1961: Sam is shocked when he learns he's leaped into a woman, Samantha Stormer. As a gorgeous secretary for an automobile company, Sam has to cope with sexual harassment by the boss, a suicide attempt by a roommate, and the effect his looks have on Al's lecherous tendencies.

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Season 02, Episode 05 Blind Faith

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Nov 1, 1989
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Blind Faith Nov 1, 1989 February 6, 1964: Although the concert pianist he leaps into is blind, a fact, which bothers his girlfriend's disapproving mother, Sam can still see. At least until an exploding flashbulb blinds him at the crucial moment: when he must rescue his girlfriend from a serial killer.

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Season 02, Episode 06 Good Morning, Peoria

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Nov 8, 1989
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Good Morning, Peoria Nov 8, 1989 September 9, 1959: Rock 'n' roll is about to become big, but not in Peoria. That is, unless Sam, as DJ Howlin' Chick Howell, can manage to keep the radio station where he's employed from being shut down by overly conservative town elders.

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Season 02, Episode 07 Thou Shalt Not...

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Nov 15, 1989
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Thou Shalt Not... Nov 15, 1989 February 2, 1974: Sam's task as a rabbi is to keep his sister-in-law from falling for a sleazy author and ruining her life. In the process he also helps the family recover from the year-old death of their son.

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Season 3

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Season 03, Episode 01 The Leap Home Part I - November 25, 1969

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Sep 28, 1990
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The Leap Home Part I - November 25, 1969 Sep 28, 1990 November 25, 1969: As himself at the age of 16, Sam has the opportunity to both win the high school basketball championship and save his family from their sad fates.

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Season 03, Episode 02 The Leap Home Part II (Vietnam) - April 7, 1970

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Oct 5, 1990
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The Leap Home Part II (Vietnam) - April 7, 1970 Oct 5, 1990 April 7, 1970: As a Navy SEAL in his own brother's squad, Sam must determine whether he is there to save Tom's life or ensure the success of the mission on which his brother was killed. Also Al from 1970 was a P.O.W.

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Season 03, Episode 03 Leap of Faith

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Oct 12, 1990
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Leap of Faith Oct 12, 1990 August 19, 1963: Sam finds himself in one holy mess as a priest in Philadelphia, trying to help an alcoholic priest deal with a killer and the death of a young parishioner.

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Season 03, Episode 04 One Strobe Over the Line

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Oct 19, 1990
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One Strobe Over the Line Oct 19, 1990 June 15, 1965: Sam is a photographer who must protect a fashion model from a growing dependency on amphetamines and a predatory manager's ambitions.

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Season 03, Episode 05 The Boogieman

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Oct 26, 1990
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The Boogieman Oct 26, 1990 October 31, 1964: Things do more than go bump in the night when Sam leaps into Joshua Raye, a horror novelist on Halloween. Although Ziggy claims he's there to prevent the death of a church deacon, things get even stranger when two more people die without warning.

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Season 03, Episode 06 Miss Deep South

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Nov 2, 1990
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Miss Deep South Nov 2, 1990 June 7, 1958: As Darlene Monte, a contestant in the "Miss Deep South" beauty pageant, Sam must come to the aid of an innocent contender who faces disgrace when she poses for naughty pictures taken by a sleazy pageant photographer. As if things weren't bad enough, Sam must ensure that Darlene finishes third, so that she'll go on to become a doctor.

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Season 03, Episode 07 Black on White on Fire

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Nov 9, 1990
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Black on White on Fire Nov 9, 1990 August 11, 1965: Sam leaps into a black med. student engaged to a white woman in order to ensure that he and his fiancée survive the Watts Riot together.

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Season 4

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Season 04, Episode 01 The Leap Back

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Sep 18, 1991
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The Leap Back Sep 18, 1991 June 15, 1945: Struck by lightning, Sam and Al find their roles reversed, as Sam returns to the future, and to a long-lost love, while Al leaps back to 1945 to prevent the death of a returning World War II hero and his former girl friend.

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Season 04, Episode 02 Play Ball

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Sep 25, 1991
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Play Ball Sep 25, 1991 August 6, 1961: A pitcher on a minor league baseball team, Sam must decide if he's there to help a fellow team member, get his host back into the major leagues, or baby-sit the porcine team mascot, all while resisting the amorous advances of the women in his life.

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Season 04, Episode 03 Hurricane

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Oct 2, 1991
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Hurricane Oct 2, 1991 August 17, 1969: Sam meets Camille, and possibly a killer, when he leaps into a deputy sheriff in a small Mississippi town, lying in the path of a deadly hurricane.

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Season 04, Episode 04 Justice

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Oct 9, 1991
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Justice Oct 9, 1991 May 11, 1965: Sam must don the robe of a Ku Klux Klansman in order to save the life of an ambitious young civil rights leader, who is trying to register black voters.

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Season 04, Episode 05 Permanent Wave

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Oct 16, 1991
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Permanent Wave Oct 16, 1991 June 2, 1983: Sam leaps into Frank Bianca, a hairstylist in leather pants, to prevent the death of a young murder witness and his mother.

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Season 04, Episode 06 Raped

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Oct 30, 1991
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Raped Oct 30, 1991 June 20, 1980: It's up to Sam to try to bring a rapist to justice when he leaps into the perp's victim, a young woman who may have been unwilling to press charges against the young man - the son of the pillar of the community.

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Season 04, Episode 07 The Wrong Stuff

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Nov 6, 1991
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The Wrong Stuff Nov 6, 1991 January 24, 1961: The fates make a monkey out of Sam when he leaps into Bobo, an astro-chimp who must avoid succumbing to the experiments of an Air Force neurologist.

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Season 5

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Season 05, Episode 01 Lee Harvey Oswald (1)

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Sep 22, 1992
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Lee Harvey Oswald (1) Sep 22, 1992 October 5, 1957 - November 22, 1963: As a result of leaping again before he had a chance to complete his original mission, Sam finds himself leaping back and forth through the life of Lee Harvey Oswald. Following the sole assassin theory, Sam and Al attempt to prevent Oswald's attack on John F. Kennedy. But, with each leap giving Oswald more control over Sam's body, history seems doomed to repeat itself.

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Season 05, Episode 02 Lee Harvey Oswald (2)

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Sep 22, 1992
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Lee Harvey Oswald (2) Sep 22, 1992 October 5, 1957 - November 22, 1963: As a result of leaping again before he had a chance to complete his original mission, Sam finds himself leaping back and forth through the life of Lee Harvey Oswald. Following the sole assassin theory, Sam and Al attempt to prevent Oswald's attack on John F. Kennedy. But, with each leap giving Oswald more control over Sam's body, history seems doomed to repeat itself.

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Season 05, Episode 03 Leaping of the Shrew

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Sep 29, 1992
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Leaping of the Shrew Sep 29, 1992 September 27, 1956: It's Robinson Crusoe with a twist when Sam leaps into a Greek sailor stranded on a deserted island with a beautiful young rich woman who appears to be less than fond of both him and their stranded situation.

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Season 05, Episode 04 Nowhere to Run

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Oct 6, 1992
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Nowhere to Run Oct 6, 1992 August 10, 1968: As a Marine captain whose legs were amputated after a mishap in Vietnam, Sam finds himself in a veteran's hospital, where he must prevent the suicide of a fellow patient who would rather be dead than face life paralyzed from the neck down. Making matters worse, his wife seems incapable of accepting the fact that she and Sam's host can still lead a normal life, in spite of his condition.

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Season 05, Episode 05 Killin' Time

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Oct 20, 1992
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Killin' Time Oct 20, 1992 June 18, 1958: Sam leaps into a tricky situation as an escaped killer holed up in a house with a mother and daughter as hostages. Escape isn't going to be easy for either Sam or his hostages, when the real killer breaks out of the waiting room, stranding Sam in the past, destined to die at the hands of a vengeful sheriff.

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Season 05, Episode 06 Star Light, Star Bright

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Oct 27, 1992
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Star Light, Star Bright Oct 27, 1992 May 21, 1966: Sam leaps into a 79-year-old man whose son wants to have him committed when he claims to have seen UFO's. Sam is kept busy as he tries to keep the family together, prevent the future drug overdose of "his" grandson, and avoid the sinister plans of the military, all before the next anticipated UFO sighting.

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Season 05, Episode 07 Deliver Us From Evil

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Nov 10, 1992
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Deliver Us From Evil Nov 10, 1992 March 19, 1966: Things are already on there way downhill when Sam leaps back into Jimmy LaMotta. Despite Sam's inaction, history continues to change for the worst. The cause is unknown until Sam discovers another time traveler on the scene, one who's determined to destroy Jimmy's family, as well as Sam.

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