Quantum Leap (1989–1993)
7.6/10
226
0 user 1 critic

Permanent Wave - June 2, 1983 

Sam leaps into a hair dresser to prevent the death of a murder witness.

Director:

Scott Bakula

Writers:

Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Beverly Bridges
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
Scott Bakula ... Dr. Sam Beckett
Dean Stockwell ... Admiral Al Calavicci
Doran Clark Doran Clark ... Laura
Lela Ivey Lela Ivey ... Chloe
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Kyle
Harry Groener ... Detective Ward
Christine Cattell ... Mimi
Stephen Kay ... Ralph
Candi Brough Candi Brough ... Elsa
Randi Brough Randi Brough ... Lisel
Robert Jacobs Robert Jacobs ... Frank
Edit

Storyline

Sam leaps into the body of Frank Bianca, a hairdresser in Los Angeles just as there's a shooting at the pharmacy next door. He lives with Laura and her son Kyle and he has just let the boy go next door to get some candy. The boy is unharmed but the pharmacist is killed and Kyle may be the only witness. Laura refuses to let Kyle cooperate with the police since her husband once witnessed a crime and was killed before he could give evidence. The detective on the case desperately wants to speak to Kyle but Sam can't convince Laura that they should do the right thing. Time is running out as Al tells him that both Kyle and his mom will be killed in the next 48 hours and he's there to stop it. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-PG
Edit

Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1991 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was the first of three episodes directed by Scott Bakula (Sam Beckett). The other two are Quantum Leap: Roberto! - January 27, 1982 (1992) and Quantum Leap: Promised Land - December 22, 1971 (1992). See more »

Goofs

While explaining some history to Sam, Al refers to "Bensonhurst, New Jersey" which is actually a neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY - there is no such place in New Jersey. See more »

Quotes

[Sam embodies Frank, a dashing hairdresser, who is very popular with his female clientele]
Mimi: How's the girlfriend?
Dr. Sam Beckett: She's great.
Mimi: Pity.
See more »

Connections

References Quantum Leap: Future Boy - October 6, 1957 (1991) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed