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Rebel Without a Clue - September 1, 1958 

As a member of a motorcycle gang Sam has to keep a young woman from going on the road.

Director:

James Whitmore Jr.

Writers:

Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Randy Holland (teleplay) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Scott Bakula ... Dr. Sam Beckett
Dean Stockwell ... Admiral Al Calavicci
Josie Bissett ... Becky
Diedrich Bader ... Dillon (as Dietrich Bader)
Teddy Wilson ... Ernie Tyler
Michael Bryan French ... Jack Kerouac
Scott Kraft ... Biker
Mark Boone Junior ... Mad Dog
Joshua Cadman ... Biker
Kristopher Logan Kristopher Logan ... Shane 'Funny Bone' Thomas
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Storyline

Sam leaps into the body of Shane 'Funny Bone' Thomas, a biker and member of a gang, The Cobras, circa 1958. Al tells him that he's there to prevent the murder of Becky, a young idealist who shows great potential as a writer. Sometime in the next 24 hours she will be stabbed, but Al doesn't know by who. Despite Sam's several attempts to convince her to leave she refuses to do so. She's inspired by Jack Kerouac's On The Road and wants to experience life. Sam decides there's only one person who can convince her otherwise - Jack Kerouac himself. Written by garykmcd

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Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1990 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Teddy Wilson also appeared in episode 2.18 "Pool Hall Blues". He unfortunately passed away just 7 months after this episode aired. See more »

Goofs

When Sam crashes the bike near the beginning of the episode, Al joins him at the side of the road. In these shots Al's clothes are clearly blowing in the strong coastal wind. As a hologram, people and other objects pass right through him; the wind should not be able to affect his clothing. See more »

Quotes

Becky: I've got to live life if I'm going to be a writer. I've got to stay on the road.
Dr. Sam Beckett: [as Shane] Being on the road doesn't mean that you literally have to be on the road, I don't think. I mean I think it's more about the journey of life, maybe, and, and you can start that right here.
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Connections

References The Wild One (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Jailhouse Rock
(uncredited)
Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Performed by Elvis Presley
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