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"The West Wing" Life on Mars (2003)

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Original Air Date:
30 April 2003 (Season 4, Episode 21)
On his first day on the job, the new deputy counsel uncovers a trail of clues to a scandal that will end one person's career. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Episode Crew
Directed by
John David Coles 
Writing credits
Aaron Sorkin (created by)

Aaron Sorkin (teleplay by)

Paul Redford (story by) &
Dee Dee Myers (story by)

Mark Goffman (staff writer) &
David Handelman (staff writer) &
Debora Cahn (staff writer) &
David Gerken (staff writer) &
Michael Oates Palmer (staff writer) &
William Sind (staff writer) &
Paula Yoo (staff writer)

Produced by
Neal Ahern Jr. .... producer
Eli Attie .... co-producer
Kevin Falls .... co-executive producer
Alex Graves .... co-executive producer
Kristin Harms .... producer
Mindy Kanaskie .... co-producer
Christopher Misiano .... co-executive producer
Paul Redford .... supervising producer
Thomas Schlamme .... executive producer
Aaron Sorkin .... executive producer
Patrick Ward .... co-producer
John Wells .... executive producer
Llewellyn Wells .... line producer
Original Music by
W.G. Snuffy Walden 
Cinematography by
Thomas Del Ruth (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Janet Ashikaga 
Casting by
Anthony Sepulveda 
Production Design by
Kenneth Hardy 
Set Decoration by
Ellen Totleben 
Costume Design by
Lyn Paolo  (as Lyn Elizabeth Paolo)
Makeup Department
Rita Bellissimo .... assistant hair stylist
John Damiani .... key makeup
Greg LaCava .... assistant makeup artist
Jeffrey Sacino .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Dylan K. Massin .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Catherine Bond .... second assistant director
Douglas S. Ornstein .... first assistant director
Art Department
Blanche Sindelar .... property master
Scott De Shields .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Christopher S. Nushawg .... set designer (uncredited)
Michael Parent .... painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Catherine Flynn .... dialogue editor
Patrick Hanson .... sound mixer
Thomas A. Harris .... supervising sound editor
Dan Hiland .... re-recording mixer
Walter Newman .... supervising sound editor
Gary D. Rogers .... re-recording mixer
Nicholas R. Allen .... boom operator (uncredited)
Kevin B. Barron .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Juan Cisneros .... boom operator (uncredited)
Casey J. Crabtree .... foley artist (uncredited)
Michael Crabtree .... foley artist (uncredited)
Al Gomez .... foley mixer & editor (uncredited)
Yervant Hagopian .... utility sound (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Amy D'Alessandro .... graphic artist (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Chad Persons .... camera operator
Stephen Pazanti .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Steve Randolph .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
Calmar Roberts .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (uncredited)
Gary Katsuya Ushino .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Gary Katsuya Ushino .... first assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
William D. Wynn .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Barbara Miller .... executive in charge of casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Debra Beebe .... costume supervisor
Philip Hayman .... costume supervisor
Robert Cron .... key costumer (uncredited)
Alyssa Kim .... key costumer (uncredited)
Location Management
Jeff Crandell .... location manager (uncredited)
Lee Wall .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Troy Hardy .... music editor
Ann Kline .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Gina August .... driver (uncredited)
Bart Johnson .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Hobart Lundt .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
Other crew
Lauren Lohman .... assistant: Aaron Sorkin
Dee Dee Myers .... consultant
Gene Sperling .... consultant
Amy D'Alessandro .... titles (uncredited)
Dennis DeFrehn .... staff (uncredited)
Sean Riddle .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Bill Rinier .... script coordinator (uncredited)
Matt G. Sheets .... staff assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Germany:42 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

First year law student and White House legal office aide, Blair Spoonhour, tells new White House Council Lawyer, Joe Quincy (Matthew Perry ), that she is twenty-two whereas actress Kiersten Warren who played her was thirty-seven when this aired in 2003; four years older than Perry.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Joe Quincy is showing C.J. a list of phone calls placed from the White House, all the ones placed by Vice-President John Hoynes to Helen Baldwin are highlighted. However, on page two there is one call placed by Hoynes to Baldwin that is not highlighted, which is pretty sloppy work from a new White House attorney.See more »
Leo McGarry:You can't be taken down by this cheap person.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Birds (1963)See more »
West Wing Main TitleSee more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Stu Winkle?, 1 December 2012
Author: robrosenberger from Jersey City

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

On his first day, counsel Joe Quincy uncovers a White House security leak that leads to the Vice President. A torrid scandal forces Hoynes to resign. Powerful work between Matheson, Sheen, and Spencer. Cassie and the Laurens help Will conceptualize a political ad. C.J. has some snappy repartee with Mr. Perry, and talks to Stu Winkle (the greatest unseen voice in show history...the fact that the actor's name is Sam Pancake is an unexpected bonus we're not worthy of). Toby buys a house for Andy, and proposes to her once more. In one of the most poignant Toby scenes ever, she rejects him because he's too sad and angry. We, like he, thought she was just playing hard to get. Searing.

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