The Last Gunfighter – Episode 67

The Last Gunfighter was the fourteenth episode of Quantum Leap’s fourth season to air, with Sam trying to preserve an old gunfighter’s reputation. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss the value of the truth.

Sam leaps into Tyler Means, a veteran of the Old West who once cleaned up the town of Coffin, AZ. Or so he claims. His grandson, Stevie (Sean Baca), believes him, but his daughter-in-law Lucy (Susan Isaacs) and the local sheriff, Russ (O’Neal Compton) are less impressed.

With a Hollywood exec named Steiner (Kenneth Tigar) in town to buy up the film rights to Tyler’s life story, an unexepcted challenge arrives as Pat Knight (John Anderson), Tyler’s former partner, rides into town with a different version of events to share.

The Last Gunfighter was directed by Joe Napolitano, the tenth of his dozen Quantum Leap episodes. The writing credit was shared between Sam Rolfe, his only nod on the show, and Chris Ruppenthal for the eighth time out of his ten Leap scripts.

In this episode Gerry and Iain considered the role of law enforcement in an old quarrel.

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The Last Gunfighter was released in 1992. It is 48 minutes long and originally aired on the NBC network. It can be viewed on NBC’s Peacock streaming service in the UK and in the United States. The show is available on DVD and Blu Ray in other countries.