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Quantum Leap/All-Americans

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Season 2, Episode 14
Airdate January 17, 1990
Production Number 65418
Written by Paul Brown and
Donald P. Bellisario
Directed by John Cullum
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All-Americans is the fourteenth episode of the second season of Quantum Leap, and the twenty-third episode overall.

Starring: Scott Bakula (Sam Beckett)

Starring: Dean Stockwell (The Observer)

Guest Starring: Richard Coca (Chuey Martinez), Ruth Britt (Celia Martinez), Pepe Serna (Manuel Vega), Fausto Bara (Ruben de Guerra), Robert Benedetti (Coach)

with Ralph Monaco (Hal), Otto Coelho (Otto), Marie Caldare (Carla), Christi Alvarez (Maria), Corey Smith (Eddie)

Uncredited: Deborah Pratt (Narrator)


Plot Overview

Sam is a high school football player who must prevent his best friend from throwing a big game to save his mother.


Leap Date

  • November 6, 1962


  • Woodland Hills, Los Angeles


  • The Champs - "Tequila"
  • Santo & Johnny - "Sleepwalk"
  • Ritchie Valens - "La Bamba"
  • David Rose & His Orchestra - "The Stripper"

Arc Advancement


  • Al refers to watching Super Bowl XXX, which occured on January 28, 1996, establishing the time from Al's perspective.


  • Sam learns he knows Spanish.



The Show

Behind the Scenes

  • The footage of the street for the after game party are lifted from the 1987 film La Bamba.

Allusions and References

  • At one point, Al tells Sam that he was watching Super Bowl XXX and that the Pittsburgh Steelers were "trailing by 3." In real life, the Steelers did play Super Bowl XXX and they rallied to trail 20-17 before losing to the Dallas Cowboys 27-17.

Memorable Moments