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Sam Tyler (Character)
from "Life on Mars" (2006)

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Life on Mars: :  -- After being involved in a car accident in 2006, DCI Sam Tyler (John Simm) wakes up to find himself in 1973, the era of 'Sweeney' type policing, Mark III Cortinas, and flared trousers. The original UK series was the basis for ABC's "Life on Mars."

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Biography:
DCI Sam Tyler is the main fictional character in the BBC One sci-fi police drama Life on Mars... See more »
Alternate Names:
Detective Sam Tyler / Young Sam / Young Sammy

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  1. Life on Mars: Time Warp (2009) (V) Played by Jason O'Mara
  2. "Life on Mars"
        - Life Is a Rock (2009) TV episode, Played by Caleb Wallace (as Young Sammy) / Christian Wallace (as Young Sammy) / Jason O'Mara (as Detective Sam Tyler)
        - Everyone Knows It's Windy (2009) TV episode, Played by Jason O'Mara (as Detective Sam Tyler)
        - All the Young Dudes (2009) TV episode, Played by Christian Wallace (as Young Sammy) / Caleb Wallace (as Young Sammy) / Jason O'Mara (as Detective Sam Tyler)
        - Coffee, Tea, or Annie (2009) TV episode, Played by Caleb Wallace (as Young Sammy) / Jason O'Mara (as Detective Sam Tyler)
        - Revenge of Broken Jaw (2009) TV episode, Played by Jason O'Mara (as Detective Sam Tyler)
          (12 more)
  3. Life on Mars (2008) (TV) Played by Jason O'Mara
  4. "Life on Mars"
        - Episode #2.8 (2007) TV episode, Played by John Simm
        - Episode #2.7 (2007) TV episode, Played by John Simm
        - Episode #2.6 (2007) TV episode, Played by John Simm
        - Episode #2.5 (2007) TV episode, Played by John Simm
        - Episode #2.4 (2007) TV episode, Played by John Simm / Alexander O'Loughlin (as Young Sam)
          (11 more)
Archive Footage:
  1. The Greatest TV Shows of the Noughties (2009) (TV) Played by John Simm
  2. The Real 'Life on Mars'! (2008) (TV) Played by John Simm
  3. "How TV Changed Britain"
        - Cops (2008) TV episode, Played by John Simm
  4. The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2007) (TV) Played by John Simm
  5. Behind the Scenes of... The CID Set (2007) (V) Played by John Simm
  6. "Timeshift"
        - Creating 'Life on Mars' (2006) TV episode, Played by John Simm

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Quotes:
From "Life on Mars: Episode #1.5" (2006)
Sam Tyler: I used to go to football with my dad. United and City fans used to walk to the match together. Our next door neighbour, he had a City flag up in his window. Kids used to play together in the street - red and blue. But then people like you came along and you took it away from us.
Pete Bond: A good punch up's all part of the game. It's about pride. Pride in your team. Being the best.
Sam Tyler: No it isn't. This is how it starts and then it escalates. It gets on the telly and in the press and then other fans from other clubs start trying to out do each other. And then it becomes about hate and then it's nothing to do with football any more...
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