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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

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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When the series was cancelled midway through the first season, in March 2009. Producers had time to make the last episode the series finale, solving the mystery and answering most of the outstanding questions. 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 Séries express: Episode #1.7 (2008) See more »

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Great show - but do NOT compare it to the BBC version.
5 February 2009 | by martyncymroSee all my reviews

Great music, costumes, script and characters. I first watched the BBC series (both of them and then bought the DVDs) and am thoroughly enjoying this US version. Rather than just compare it with the BBC version I believe it best to view it on its own merits. The BBC version is pure class, as are most things containing John Simm. (I strongly recommend 'The Devil's Whore') Do not compare the characters/actors with the BBC version as it is certain to lead to dissatisfaction. The script isn't as subtle as the original, true. John Simm is a better actor than Jason O'Mara, true. However the series is very enjoyable and I may even buy the DVD of this series too. Just sit back and enjoy 50 minutes of good entertainment!


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