Life on Mars: Season 1, Episode 2

The Real Adventures of the Unreal Sam Tyler (16 Oct. 2008)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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As Sam continues to figure out why he is stuck in 1973, he continues to clash with colleagues and superiors over police procedure as they pursue a robbery suspect.

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Sam is in 1973. Period. 2008 only exists as flashes of Sam's memory, assisted by a mysterious robot. A suspect in a series of deadly armed robberies of check cashing stores, Trent, is picked up but let loose for lack of evidence. Trent then attempts another robbery, gets killed by Hunt, but not before Trent shoots June the precinct secretary, at the scene. When a witness states that Trent was escorted by uniformed police going into the store being robbed, it becomes a corruption issue. It turns out June was connected to Trent, and this is how the case gets solved. Written by Dave Goldhirsch

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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During the scene where the police vehicles are moving through a factory zone a "VPP Star Site" sign is clearly visible on one of the buildings. The Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), a government initiative which promotes effective worksite-based safety and health, was not put into effect by OSHA until 1982. See more »

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Detective Sam Tyler: Kim Trent, here is a D.A.T. You are free to go.
Kim Trent: You gotta respect those who defend the Constitution. All hail the Nixon administration.
Detective Sam Tyler: Don't get too attached.
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I Am a Rock
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Written by Paul Simon
Performed by Simon & Garfunkel
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