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"The Last Gunfighter"
QL episode 4x13 The Last Gunfighter

Sam leaps into an aged old gunfighter from the Old West period in 1950's Arizona in Sam in "The Last Gunfighter" in Season 4.

Episode No.   Season
67 4x14 Four
Episode Information
Original Broadcast Date January 29, 1992
Network: NBC-TV
IMDB: IMDb logo The Last Gunfighter
Teleplay by: Sam Rolfe & Chris Ruppenthal
Story by: Sam Rolfe
Directed by: Joe Napolitano
Leap Information
Leap Date: November 28, 1957
Place: Coffin, Arizona
Leapee: Tyler Means
Chronological Information
Preceded by: "Temptation Eyes"
Followed by: "A Song For The Soul"

The Last Gunfighter was the 14th episode of Season 4 of the Quantum Leap TV series, also the 67th overall episode of the series. Directed by Joe Napolitano and co-written as a teleplay written by Sam Rolfe and Chris Ruppenthal, from an original story by Rolfe, the episode originally aired on NBC-TV on January 29, 1992.


Dr. Beckett leaps into a retired gunfighter named Tyler Means (Paul Boardman), who's living with his family in an Old West town that is used for tourism and films. He must face his former partner, Pat Knight (played by John Anderson) who wants to kill Tyler for stealing his heroic antics for his own. Sam is also tasked with preventing Tyler's grandson from ruining his life after his image of his grandfather is ruined.