June 11, 1964: As a track star in a Navy college, Sam must prevent the death of his ex- roommate, who was expelled because he was gay, and who is slated to die at the hands of a group of bigoted cadets.
September 9, 1969: May meets December when Sam leaps into a young actor in love with an older woman, who is also an aspiring singer. If he can’t boost her confidence and help her get her career on track, she will face a “fate worse than death,” returning with her son to Cleveland.
November 2, 1956: Sam and a fellow convict named Boone are the defiant ones when Sam has to rescue his companion from a fifteen-year sentence on a chain gang.
September 7, 1953: A devastating drought will be the ruin of a small town unless Sam, as Billy Beaumont, “purveyor of precipitation and maker of rain,” can find a way to make it rain, while keeping his family together in the process.
February 28, 1979: It’s more like a nightmare when Sam leaps into a detective, investigating a gruesome murder. He may be next if he doesn’t find out who eviscerated the victim and his only hope is the victim’s catatonic son and her husband’s psychiatrist. The horrific flashbacks he’s experiencing don’t help matters much either.
January 24, 1961: The fates make a monkey out of Sam when he leaps into Bobo, an astro-chimp who must avoid succumbing to the experiments of an Air Force neurologist.
June 20, 1980: It’s up to Sam to try to bring a rapist to justice when he leaps into the perp’s victim, a young woman who may have been unwilling to press charges against the young man – the son of the pillar of the community.
June 2, 1983: Sam leaps into Frank Bianca, a hairstylist in leather pants, to prevent the death of a young murder witness and his mother.
May 11, 1965: Sam must don the robe of a Ku Klux Klansman in order to save the life of an ambitious young civil rights leader, who is trying to register black voters.
August 17, 1969: Sam meets Camille, and possibly a killer, when he leaps into a deputy sheriff in a small Mississippi town, lying in the path of a deadly hurricane.
August 6, 1961: A pitcher on a minor league baseball team, Sam must decide if he’s there to help a fellow team member, get his host back into the major leagues, or baby-sit the porcine team mascot, all while resisting the amorous advances of the women in his life.
June 15, 1945: Struck by lightning, Sam and Al find their roles reversed, as Sam returns to the future, and to a long-lost love, while Al leaps back to 1945 to prevent the death of a returning World War II hero and his former girl friend.
October 3, 1954: Leaping into Sam Bederman, a mental patient who is suffering from acute depression, Sam receives an overloaded electroshock treatment, which causes his Swiss-cheesed memory to be replaced by personas from previous leaps. Al, finding himself visible to the mentally absent, must try to complete Sam’s mission, and convince him to take another shock treatment, in order to leap Sam out before contact is lost forever.
October 26, 1962: Sam finds himself the brother of a fallout shelter salesman during the Cuban Missile Crisis, where he must defuse a potentially explosive situation as panic sets in on the night of John F. Kennedy’s speech to the nation.
July 23, 1955: The heart of a champion belongs to Ronnie, a professional wrestler, who will die if he competes in the title match. Sam, as his brother and new partner Terry, must convince him of his hidden health problem, while avoiding his own health problem – the jealous wrestler-husband of a woman who has taken an amorous interest in Sam.
May 12, 1971: “Just think of someplace far away” is the advice Sam hears as he leaps into Jesus Ortega, a Cuban-American being strapped into an electric chair. A last second stay of execution gives Sam just forty-eight hours to either prove himself innocent or fulfill his mission so that he can leap before the Big Switch is pulled
June 18, 1976: It’s the leap from hell as Sam, a bounty hunter handcuffed to a wily embezzler who will stop at nothing to get away from him, has to deal with his captive, as well as his attraction towards her, despite her countless attacks on him.
April 12, 1974: Sam is a glitter rock star in danger of being stabbed to death after a performance, unless Sam can determine who, from a growing list of people, the real killer is.
August 4, 1961: It’s the best little cathouse in New Orleans. No, it’s the Gilbert Labonte Sewin’ & Quiltin’ Academy. As the proprietor of this worthy establishment, Sam must prevent the mysterious death of a resident who doesn’t belong there.
November 10, 1985: Joey Dinardo is a lounge lizard on the run from mob hitmen. When Sam leaps in, his ex-girlfriend, and former musical partner have found him, and now both are on a run for their lives from a killer who seems to know their every move.
October 6, 1979: An aspiring dancer working as a waitress in a strip club is in danger of being led into a life of prostitution unless Sam, as “Rod the Bod,” can convince her to audition for a spot in a professional dance group. But, since she’s deaf, the choreographer doesn’t believe she has the time to give the young lady the attention she’ll need.
October 6, 1957: Sam leaps Kenny Sharp, better known as “Future Boy,” sidekick to Moe Stein, host of the kid’s show, “Time Patrol,” who also happens to be building a time machine in his basement. Unless Sam can prevent Moe’s daughter from attempting to have her father committed, Moe is destined to be killed as he tries to hop a freight train.
November 15, 1955: Billie Jean Crockett is a pregnant teenager who will make the second biggest mistake of her life – giving her baby up for adoption – unless Sam, as Billie Jean, can convince someone to help her raise her child… before he goes into labor himself
July 4, 1964: On a cross-country car trip, Sam, as 13-year-old Butchie, must contend with a sadistic older sister and a mother on the verge of running away from an unfulfilling marriage, in search of the feminine mystique.
December 24, 1962: On Christmas Eve, Sam leap into Reginald Pierson, valet to a wealthy contractor, who is in danger of losing his soul in an attempt to demolish a Salvation Army mission, so he can build his “Blake’s Plaza.” Seeing a similarity to the Dickens’s character, Sam and Al decide to “Scrooge” the greed out of the man.
September 1, 1958: As “Bones,” a member of a motorcycle gang, Sam is an uneasy rider who has to prevent a Jack Kerouac-inspired young woman from meeting her death on the road.
May 9, 1974: Leaping into magician Harry Spontini, Sam has to prevent his estranged wife from taking their daughter away from him as she files for divorce, so she can marry her sleazy divorce attorney.
August 11, 1965: Sam leaps into a black med. student engaged to a white woman in order to ensure that he and his fiancée survive the Watts Riot together.
June 7, 1958: As Darlene Monte, a contestant in the “Miss Deep South” beauty pageant, Sam must come to the aid of an innocent contender who faces disgrace when she poses for naughty pictures taken by a sleazy pageant photographer. As if things weren’t bad enough, Sam must ensure that Darlene finishes third, so that she’ll go on to become a doctor.
October 31, 1964: Things do more than go bump in the night when Sam leaps into Joshua Raye, a horror novelist on Halloween. Although Ziggy claims he’s there to prevent the death of a church deacon, things get even stranger when two more people die without warning.
June 15, 1965: Sam is a photographer who must protect a fashion model from a growing dependency on amphetamines and a predatory manager’s ambitions.
August 19, 1963: Sam finds himself in one holy mess as a priest in Philadelphia, trying to help an alcoholic priest deal with a killer and the death of a young parishioner.