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the body of a bomb shelter salesman during the Cuban Missile Crisis,
Sam has to stop the killing of a neighbor during an air raid alarm
which results in the conviction of his brother.
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Name of the
Person Leaped Into
Outfits Worn in the Episode
Guest Cast Notes
must prevent a fateful killing when he falls into the brother of a
fallout-shelter salesman (Timothy Carhart), whose family's tensions
escalate during the Cuban missile crisis. Burt: Kurt Fuller. Kate: Kim
Flowers. Stevie: Robert Hy Gorman. Sam: Scott Bakula.
May 15, 1991
October 26, 1962
of the Person Leaped Into:
Eddie Ellroy, a junior student at Oklahoma State, currently working for
his older brother selling bomb shelters to make extra money.
Theme by Mike Post
Score by Velton Ray Bunch
Handlink: Colored Cubes / Gummy Bear
Al flew reconnaisance flights over Cuba during the crisis in a F-4
Phantom Escort, in the squadron that went in right after a U2 was shot
down while photographing missile bases.
Outfits Worn in the Episode:
appearance: White dress coat and pants; white shoes,
dress shirt; zebra-striped tie; some kind of circular pin on the right
his coat; lit cigar. Appears and leaves through the Imaging Chamber
Second, third, and
appearance: Multi-coloured scaly purple and
coat; wide, gold belt; white dress shirt; gray pants;
black-and-white-striped tie; black shoes; cigar. (no Imaging Chamber
Light brown vest;
patterend orange dress shirt; gold tie; same
pin from before, but on left breast; unlit cigar. (no Imaging Chamber
"Duck and Cover" may seem futile during an atomic blast, doing it
further away from the blast could protect you from being impaled by
flying pieces of bursting windows and debris. Good advice!
A sketch of the bomb shelter is
included in "The Complete Quantum Leap Book."
Kiss With History:
episode takes place during the final days of the Cuban Missile Crisis,
a situation that occurred between Russia and the United States October
Scott Bakula as Sam Beckett
Dean Stockwell as Al Calavicci
Timothy Carhart as Mac Ellroy
Kurt Fuller as Burt "the Turtle" Rosencranz
Kim Flowers as Kate Ellroy
Robert Hy Gorman as Stevie Ellroy
Candy Hutson as Kimberly Ellroy
Delia Salvi as Mrs. Klingman
Celia Lovsky as Piano Teacher
M. Bruneau as Eddie (Mirror image)
Candy Hutson did the voice of Cera in three of the "The Land Before
Timothy Carhart (born
December 24, 1953) is an American actor. He starred in
the CBS drama Island Son (1989–90)
and has had recurring roles in CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation (2000–03) and 24 (2002). He
also starred in the 1992 Broadway revival
Streetcar Named Desire. His film appearances
include Ghostbusters (1984), Pink
Cadillac (1989), Thelma
& Louise (1991), and Beverly
Hills Cop III (1994).
Kurt Fuller is frequently cast as
a weaselly executive, a smarmy authority
figure, a law enforcement officer or overprotective father.[citation
needed] He may be recognized as nerdy television
director Russell in Wayne's
World; a spiteful mayoral aide in Ghostbusters
II; the sleazy television executive and mastermind of the
"Battle of the Tough Guys", Mr. Brell, in No
Holds Barred; a seedy real estate agent in Elvira:
Mistress of the Dark; and the power-abusing, egotistical
NSC Director Robert Lindsey in the third season of Alias.
Usually cast in comedic roles, Fuller played real-life figures Werner
Klemperer (in Paul
Focus) and Karl
Rove (on the TV satire That's
My Bush!). He also portrayed Pacific Bell Retirement Fund
Executive Walter Ribbon in The
Pursuit of Happyness.
Fuller has also appeared in many
television shows, including Knight
Rider, Timecop, Quantum
She Wrote, Ally
McBeal, Felicity, Malcolm
in the Middle, The
West Wing, Boston
Public, House, Monk, Desperate
Housewives, the live-action version of The
Tick, Charmed, Carnivàle, My
Name Is Earl, Ugly
Betty, Glee, Drop
Dead Diva and the pilot
episode of NewsRadio.
He has had a recurring role as Woody
the Coroner on Psych and
another on Supernatural,
depicting a malevolent angel called Zachariah. Fuller
later reprised the role for Supernatural's 300th
episode "Lebanon." He also acted as a Senior Police Officer in the 2000
Movie, who is the commanding officer of Doofy.
Kim Flowers is best known for her
supporting roles in the films Alien:
Resurrection and Another
Day in Paradise and for her supporting roles in
the TV series Pensacola:
Wings of Gold and H.E.L.P..
Lovsky (born Cäcilia Josefina Lvovsky, February 21,
1897 – October 12, 1979) was
an Austrian-American actress. She was born
in Vienna, daughter of Břetislav Lvovsky (1857–1910), a
minor Czech opera composer. She studied theater,
dance, and languages at the Austrian Royal Academy of Arts and
Music. She is best known to fans of Star
Trek as the original T'Pau, and to fans
of The Twilight Zone as the aged daughter of an
eternally youthful Hollywood.
James Whitmore, Jr.
Theme by - Mike Post
Music by - Velton Ray Bunch
Co-executive Producers - Deborah
Pratt, Michael Zinberg
Supervising Producers - Harker Wade
Co-Producers - Paul Brown, Jeff
Produced by - Chris Ruppenthal
Written by - Paul Brown
Directed by - James Whitmore, Jr.
Executive Producer - Donald P.
Associate Producer - James S. Giritlian
Executive Story Editor - Tommy Thompson
Director of Photography - Michael
Production Designer - Cameron Birnie
Edited by - Jerry U. Frizell
A.C.E., Ken Denisoff
Unit Production Manager - Ron Grow
First Assistant Director - Ryan
Second Assistant Director - Kate
Casting by - Ellen Lubin Sanitsky
Set Decorator - Robert L. Zilliox
Costume Designer - Jean-Pierre
Costume Supervisors - David
Rawley, Donna Roberts-Orme
Sound Mixer - Barry D. Thomas
Stunt Co-ordinator - Diamond
Panaflex® Camera and Lenses by
Supervising Sound Editor - Paul Clay
Music Editor - Donald Woods
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Country of first publication: United States of Amercia. Univeral City
Studios, Inc. is the author of this motion picture for purposes of the
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The charcters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictitious, and
any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely
Review & Synopsis:
The era of "duck and cover" and air raid
sirens: Sam leaps into the
height of the Cuban Missle Crisis as the brother of a bomb-shelter
salesman. It's up to him to prevent a neighbour from being shot by one
of the host's family members. "It's World War III!"
I would have to say this is one of
Sam's easier leaps. Simple mission:
stop Bert from getting shot, which Ziggy gave a 99% probability. The
only real obsticle was keeping the kids from being so scared and Mac
happy with Eddie's salesmanship. It's a pretty good episode that delves
into the psyche of the people at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Sam: "Let's just pretend that you can travel into the future and look
back at this time right now. You'll see that the Russians never hurt
you or your family, and you'll see that you were spending a lot of your
time and energy being afraid of something bad that never happened."
Sam is giving Mrs. Klingman a tour of the bomb shelter, and what he
says triggers her memory of the Holocaust.
The actual leap
date is October 26 and last a couple of days. However, the Presidential
address seen on the TV was from November 2nd. Sam apparently stuck
around a few extra days simply to give Mac the idea to sell swimming
Presidential address shown before the blackout was from September 13th.
Mac says he's been
trying to sell Burt a shelter for three years. A few moments later, he
says it's been two years.
Sam states he was
eight years old during the Cuban Missile Crisis, but he was actually
nine years old.
The "Mr. Ed"
episode seen on TV was actually aired in January of 1961. It was the
Woodpecker cartoon was from 1969, seven years after the setting of this
Sam: "Then why waste your money on a shelter?"
Mrs. Klingman: "You're right! You're not much of a salesman!"
Al: "Long enough to see that you are a real mensh."
Al: "Mensh. It's means 'good guy'. It's a word that my fourth wife...
third... third or fourth wife, Ruthie, used to use. She never used it
about me, though."
Stevie: "Whatcha doin'?"
Sam: "Nothin'. What are you doing?"
Stevie: "Nothin'. Wanna join me?"
Sam: "Maybe later."
Al: "Annuals or perennials?" (pops up behind Sam burying shotgun
Sam: "Do you have to sneak up on me?"
Al: "Well, I'm sorry, do you expect a hologram to knock?"
Al: "Oh, 'Duck and Cover', I remember that. Isn't like an air-raid
show for kids to duck and..."
Sam: "Yeah, it teaches them that if they hide under a picnic blanket,
it works wonders against atom bombs."
What do you
expect, a hologram to knock?
-- Al, "Nuclear Family"
Survive in style!
-- Motto of Ellroy Atom Bomb Shelters, "Nuclear Family"