Life on Mars: Season 1, Episode 4

Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadows? (30 Oct. 2008)

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Sam discovers that his mother in 1973 owes money to a gangster who has a very cozy relationship with the precinct. But Sam is the only person who isn't willing to take the payoffs and look the other way.



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Adrienne (as Odette Yustman)
Ken Marks ...
Emerald-Angel Young ...
Lullaby Girl (as Emerald Young)


Sam busts a guy for accosting his mother, only to find out he's a loan shark and she's into him for a thousand dollars. When his mother doesn't want to prosecute, she, unknowingly, leads Sam down a road that puts him on the outs with Annie. Written by Moviedude1

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Sam Tyler was inadvertently named for Rose Tyler, a character on the BBC's Doctor Who (2005). In the BBC Version of Life on Mars (2006), Sam's mother is named Ruth Tyler. The ABC version has Sam's mother named Rose Tyler. See more »


As Sam and Gene are talking near the East River a Verizon logo sign is seen behind them. The corporation did not start it's roots until 1983. See more »


References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


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