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Life on Mars 

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A present day car accident mysteriously sends a detective back to the 1970s.
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2009   2008   Unknown  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Back in the nick of time 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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Color

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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.142 (2009) See more »

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Great story and music
14 February 2009 | by midnightrambler51See all my reviews

I liked this show from the first episode and the more I get to know the characters, the better it gets. I love the music from that era and that helps a lot with the story. Sometimes it is hard to follow and there are a few things that are weird, but I suppose they will explain as the the series develops. I've never seen the BBC version and haven't read anything about it. I am a big Harvey Keitel fan and have never seen Jason O'Mara in anything before (plays his part well). Gretchen Mol and Maggie Siff are hot and I Like the story line with those two. I hope this doesn't get canceled because there are few shows on TV that I like anymore, but if they do, I hope they end all the story lines.


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