Quantum Leap

Quantum Leap (1989)

14 mistakes in season 3

The Leap Home (1) - November 25, 1969 - S3-E1

Factual error: The Post Raisin Bran cereal box sitting on the Beckett family breakfast table in 1969 has a 1990s box design.

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Jean G

8 1/2 Months - November 15, 1955 - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: Willis drops his cap on the road when he runs away. It's still there in the long shot of him running, but after the commercial break we return to the same scene, and as Sam stands up, the cap is no longer on the road behind him.

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Jean G

8 1/2 Months - November 15, 1955 - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: After Sam refuses to sign the adoption papers, he's leaning forward with one hand to his mouth, talking to Mrs. Thailer. When the shot cuts to a wider angle, he's suddenly leaning back with both hands supporting his weight behind him.

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Jean G

The Great Spontini - May 9, 1974 - S3-E8

Audio problem: When Jamie says, "Where's your sense of humor?" her lips aren't moving.

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Jean G

The Leap Home (1) - November 25, 1969 - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: The corn stalks behind Sam and Al are rustling and moving in a brisk wind in the two-shots. But in all the close-ups, the stalks are standing perfectly still.

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Jean G

Private Dancer - October 6, 1979 - S3-E14

Revealing mistake: When Sam is studying the sign language textbook and Al pops in, Sam's right hand makes a noticeable jump, though it's supposed to look like a continuous take.

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Jean G

Last Dance Before An Execution - May 12, 1971 - S3-E19

Continuity mistake: When Sam is strapped into the electric chair, the huge clock on the wall behind him, which is there so that both the prison doctor and the reporters viewing the execution can mark the time of death, reads 7:00. The final scene runs for more than five minutes - after which the clock still reads 7:00.

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Jean G

Last Dance Before An Execution - May 12, 1971 - S3-E19

Continuity mistake: As Sam is marched down the corridor to the electric chair, Raul reaches through the cell bars and begs him to confess. In long shots, Raul's arms are fully extended. But in close-ups, his arms are folded and wrapped around the bars.

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Jean G

Nuclear Family - October 26, 1962 - S3-E21

Audio problem: Just before the dog carries in the sack of shotgun shells, Mack and Sam have an argument, and Mack's dialogue is very poorly looped. Throughout the scene, the sound is out of sync with his lip movements.

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Jean G

Rebel Without a Clue - September 1, 1958 - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: In the diner, the smudges on Sam's face keep changing shape from one shot to the next.

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Jean G

8 1/2 Months - November 15, 1955 - S3-E12

Other mistake: Towards the end of the episode when Sam is being wheeled into the delivery room in labor, there is a mirror above the table. We see Sam's reflection in it when we should see Billie's.

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Private Dancer - October 6, 1979 - S3-E14

Factual error: When Sam knocks on Diana's door, she opens it. But we've just been told that she's completely deaf, so there's no way she could have heard him knocking. Though she dances to "vibrations in the air," this is with music played at volumes high enough to cause such vibrations. Sam is absolutely not banging on her door that loudly.

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Jean G

Miss Deep South - June 7, 1958 - S3-E6

Revealing mistake: Connie and Sam are talking in their room, while Sam is looking at his female self in the mirror. As Connie walks back into the shot, her shadow is cast on the wall behind the mirror. This indicates she came from the opposite direction that is possible in the reflection had this not been the mirror trick. In reality, she would have been coming from behind Sam, not from in front and wouldn't have cast a shadow on the wall with the mirror.

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Future Boy - October 6, 1957 - S3-E13

Revealing mistake: Just after Mrs. Stiner delivers the line "My car's out front" after her father's hearing, everyone except Al rushes away from the broken window. Sam brushes up against Al's shirt sleeve, causing it to move. Al, being a hologram, shouldn't have been touched.

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