After an accident, NYPD detective Sam Tyler inexplicably finds himself back in 1973, where he must help solve a murder that is eerily similar to a case he was investigating in 2008.
Did You Know?
There are a few connections in the show to _"October Road"_, an ABC show canceled before _"Life on Mars"_ debuted. Josh Appelbaum
, 'Andre Nemec', Bryan Oh
, and Scott Rosenberg
, who wrote "October Road," are also writers for "Life on Mars." 'Jonathan Murphy', who played Ronnie in "October Road", currently plays Chris Skelton in "Life on Mars." Meanwhile, the name of the apartment building shown in both 1973 and 2008 is 'Cataldo Houses'. Ray Cataldo was an "October Road" character who built houses. See more
In the premier episode, Sam Tyler arrives in 1973 and a reference is made to someone going home to watch "Laugh-In." The character says he loves Goldie Hawn on the show. Goldie Hawn last appeared on "Laugh-In" in 1970. "Laugh-In" itself aired its last episode ever in March 1973. See more
Written by Les Emmerson
Performed by Five Man Electrical Band
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