Life on Mars: Season 1, Episode 5

Things to Do in New York When You Think You're Dead (6 Nov. 2008)

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Sam partners up with his future police mentor in 1973 to find a Puerto Rican man accused of throwing a black girl off the roof of a building--a case that has the black community up in arms and demanding retribution.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Denise Watkins (as Renee Elise Goldsberry)
Angel Ramirez (as Jesse J. Perez)
Emerald-Angel Young ...
Keisha (as Emerald Young)


Puertorican Angel Ramirez, who seemingly caused a black girl's fatal fall, is nearly lynched. Only father Tim, who believes in his innocence, and Sam, who sticks to justice, prevent lieutenant Gene Hunt's bigot bunch aiding the lynch mood 'to stop the race riots'. Then Sam's future mentor, now a young cop, and a rising civil rights lawyer, join his effort. Ultimately, the truth isn't enough, but justice is served. Written by KGF Vissers

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The title is based on the 1995 movie Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995) written by Scott Rosenberg which used the title from a song by Warren Zevon. See more »


Paintball shells were not in production in 1973 (and in any case cannot be fired from a police revolver). See more »


Lieutenant Gene Hunt: Nobody hurts little girls in my kingdom, and it is my kingdom. Huntlandia, home of the blueberry crepe, where little kids are off limits.
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References Shaft (1971) See more »


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