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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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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

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USA

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English

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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 »

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The type of rifle that is in Sam's hands when it is kicked by his Dad changes. When he places it down when he goes to talk to his younger version on the boat it looks like a Ruger Mini 30. When he picks it up a minute later it has changed into a Ak-47 or SKS type of rifle, which is then kicked by his Dad and it seems to go over the side of the boat. That is a less expensive type of rifle, which may be why it was the one tossed into the water. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/David Cook (2008) See more »

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Life On Mars (needs another season)
1 March 2009 | by Dommy53See all my reviews

Life On Mars: is a fresh and new look back into the 70's...

Great writing,and the cast & crew are superb... This show needs a *SecoundSeason*...... Lets give it a chance...... The show has such a wonderful cast of seasoned actors... Harvey Keitel, Michael Imperioli, Jason O'Mara, Gretchin Mol, and Jonathan Murphy. Imagine yourself going back in time 30 year's and trying to adjust...How would you deal with it? Sam Tyler (Jason O'Mara) just can't help but to get confused,but seems to find a way to make it right...way to go Sam. Gene Hunt (Harvey Keitel) is his hard hitting boss,and I do mean hard hitting,(the nose know's).... Ray Carling (Michael Imperioli) is the wise crack-in bad ass,his one liners,always hit there mark,no one does it better... Annie Norris (Gretchin Mol) has to be the strongest women I know,being called "no nuts" in a room filled with men in the day would freak anyone out ...go Annie! and guys She's cute too!!! Chris Skelton (Joanthan Murphy) is the young-in of the crew,and hanging with these guys could make you get smart fast,"street smart",but watch out he does have some moves of his own,and is learning fast...


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