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Life on Mars 

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A present day car accident mysteriously sends a detective back to the 1970s.
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2009   2008   Unknown  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jason O'Mara ...  Detective Sam Tyler 17 episodes, 2008-2009
Michael Imperioli ...  Detective Ray Carling 17 episodes, 2008-2009
Gretchen Mol ...  Annie Norris 17 episodes, 2008-2009
Jonathan Murphy ...  Detective Chris Skelton 17 episodes, 2008-2009
Harvey Keitel ...  Lieutenant Gene Hunt 17 episodes, 2008-2009
John Cenatiempo ...  Sizable Ted 13 episodes, 2008-2009
Dominick Mancino ...  Detective 12 episodes, 2008-2009
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Storyline

Sam Tyler is a police detective in 2008 when he gets struck by a car and is knocked unconscious. When he comes to and finds himself in 1973 he goes to his precinct and is mistaken for a transfer from another precinct. He finds himself trying to do things a little differently from what he is used to. And he tries to figure out why he is in 1973. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Back in the nick of time See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

ABC

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Život na Marsu See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The original BBC series took its name from the David Bowie song, "Life on Mars". See more »

Goofs

The type of rifle that is in Sam's hands when it is kicked by his Dad changes. When he places it down when he goes to talk to his younger version on the boat it looks like a Ruger Mini 30. When he picks it up a minute later it has changed into a Ak-47 or SKS type of rifle, which is then kicked by his Dad and it seems to go over the side of the boat. That is a less expensive type of rifle, which may be why it was the one tossed into the water. See more »

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Remake of Life on Mars (2006) See more »

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Great story and music
14 February 2009 | by midnightrambler51See all my reviews

I liked this show from the first episode and the more I get to know the characters, the better it gets. I love the music from that era and that helps a lot with the story. Sometimes it is hard to follow and there are a few things that are weird, but I suppose they will explain as the the series develops. I've never seen the BBC version and haven't read anything about it. I am a big Harvey Keitel fan and have never seen Jason O'Mara in anything before (plays his part well). Gretchen Mol and Maggie Siff are hot and I Like the story line with those two. I hope this doesn't get canceled because there are few shows on TV that I like anymore, but if they do, I hope they end all the story lines.


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