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
(2007), an ABC show canceled before Life on Mars
(2008) debuted. Josh Appelbaum
, André 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", also 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
When Sam Tyler awakes and notices the Twin Towers, the towers look totally complete. In 1973, even though the towers were dedicated, they were still under construction. The film looks as though it was set in the summer. At this point, the tops still had cranes and no cladding on, while Tower 2 was still in the process of being clad, although almost complete. For reference, pictures of the towers in May that year showed a good 20 levels of Tower 2 still showing bare frame. See more
References The Wizard of Oz
Written by Les Emmerson
Performed by Five Man Electrical Band
Courtesy of Lionel See more