Life on Mars: Season 1, Episode 7

The Man Who Sold the World (20 Nov. 2008)

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While investigating a child's kidnapping, Sam discovers some disturbing information about his father, as well as the real reason he disappeared for good on the day of his fourth birthday party.



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Sam's greatest shock yet is to see his father Vic Tyler, who disappeared at his birthday party 'tomorrow' when he becomes four, arrested for collecting the ransom money demanded by infamously violent Italian brothers for the baby of Karl and Janice Kreshpane. Sam believes Vic's story he ignored what he was collecting and just paid off gambling debts, and gets him released provided he wears a wire when delivering the cash. That goes bloodily wrong, but the baby is found. Sam stays to protect his mother and his toddler self, but as the party in the park approaches, so does a grim truth. Written by KGF Vissers

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The name of this episode is a title of a song by 'David Bowie' from his 1970 album of the same name. The song was also covered by Nirvana in 1994 for an unplugged album. See more »


The pinball machine ("Mars Attacks!") seen in the bar is a modern design that first appeared in the '90s and hence, was not around in 1973. See more »


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Written by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen
Performed by Steely Dan
Courtesy of MCA
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