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Quantum Leap (1989–1993)

Nowhere to Run - August 10, 1968 

As a double amputee Vietnam veteran, Sam must prevent the suicide of a fellow hospital patient.


Alan J. Levi


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Tommy Thompson

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Episode complete credited cast:
Scott Bakula ... Dr. Sam Beckett
Dean Stockwell ... Admiral Al Calavicci
Michael Boatman ... Sergeant Billy Johnson
Jennifer Aniston ... Kiki Wilson
Norman Snow ... Commander James Hartig
Gene Lythgow ... Holt
Judith Hoag ... Julie Miller
Simone Allen Simone Allen ... Carol
Jordan Jacobson Jordan Jacobson ... Hartig's Aide
Joseph M. Hamilton Joseph M. Hamilton ... Baxter
David Anthony Marshall ... Hippie (as David A. Marshall)
David McSwain David McSwain ... Veteran
Michael Carpenter Michael Carpenter ... Miller / Mirror


Sam leaps into the body of Marine Corps Captain Ron Miller who is in a Veterans Hospital having lost both of his legs in combat in Vietnam. His wife had met him in Tokyo when he was first evacuated from the war zone and it's not apparent why Sam is there. Al thinks it's to reconcile with his wife since history records that has several children. Sam wonders if he's there to help his hospital roommate, Sgt. Billy Johnson who is now a quadriplegic. He seems to have given up on life refusing to have anything to do with his loving girlfriend. Al knows that Billy will commit suicide by drowning himself in the pool so Sam sets out to ensure that it doesn't happen. Sam also becomes close to Kiki Wilson whose brother is MIA and volunteers at the hospital. Her cheery attitude helps all of those around her - and it's also clear that she has taken a particular interest in Captain Miller. Written by Glassonion0

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6 October 1992 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Ronald Miller was born in 1942. See more »


Just prior to Sam hitting the orderly, he's seen in the wheelchair and walking across the floor wearing Miller's pants legs down. However, when the orderly looks in the mirror and sees Miller standing and walking, the pants should have still been seen and not cut off near the knees in the mirror. See more »


[Billy is at the side of the pool, about to commit suicide]
Billy: I should have died in that stinking jungle.
Sam: The war's over, Sergeant.
Billy: Over? Does this look like it's over to you? I was an all-state halfback in high school. I scored fifteen touchdowns my senior year. My body was perfect. Yet now, I can't even feel it.
Sam: Well, you still got your mind.
Billy: Do I?
[... ]
Sam: You know, y-you're not the only one hurtin' around here. My wife just told me that she wants a divorce. She said she met someone else, and that...
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References The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950) See more »


Eve of Destruction
Written by P.F. Sloan (1965)
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