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A present day car accident mysteriously sends a detective back to the 1970s.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Jason O'Mara ...  Detective Sam Tyler 17 episodes, 2008-2009
Michael Imperioli ...  Detective Ray Carling 17 episodes, 2008-2009
Gretchen Mol ...  Annie Norris 17 episodes, 2008-2009
Jonathan Murphy ...  Detective Chris Skelton 17 episodes, 2008-2009
Harvey Keitel ...  Lieutenant Gene Hunt 17 episodes, 2008-2009
John Cenatiempo ...  Sizable Ted 13 episodes, 2008-2009
Dominick Mancino ...  Detective 12 episodes, 2008-2009
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Sam Tyler is a police detective in 2008 when he gets struck by a car and is knocked unconscious. When he comes to and finds himself in 1973 he goes to his precinct and is mistaken for a transfer from another precinct. He finds himself trying to do things a little differently from what he is used to. And he tries to figure out why he is in 1973. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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A modern day cop in a 1973 world. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

ABC

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Život na Marsu See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Despite having a successful start, the show was cancelled before the end of the first season. This is because after the pilot, ratings and viewers dropped dramatically, causing its cancellation. See more »

Goofs

Green and white street signs can frequently be seen. These colors were not introduced in NYC until the mid-1980s. See more »

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I love this show- Hope it "makes" it
4 November 2008 | by katesgram2000See all my reviews

I was a huge fan of 60's and 70's cop shows and this show has captured the feel of those.

I graduated high school in 1974 so the nostalgia of this show is also probably a factor in my enjoyment of it. Love the clothes the cars the music.

I never saw the British version of the show so I don't have that to compare it to but I really enjoy this show and the whole retro feel it has.

Now it is telling me my submission doesn't have enough lines so I have to add some more.

OK- How about this- does anyone think the set for the detectives office looks like the one from Cagney and Lacey?


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