Life on Mars (2008–2009)
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My Maharishi Is Bigger Than Your Maharishi 

When a decorated Vietnam War vet is beaten to death, Sam's precinct is pushed to the brink to find his killers, but not everyone may be happy with the results they find.

Director:

Michael Pressman

Writers:

Josh Appelbaum (developer), André Nemec (developer) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jason O'Mara ... Detective Sam Tyler
Michael Imperioli ... Detective Ray Carling
Gretchen Mol ... Annie Norris
Jonathan Murphy ... Detective Chris Skelton
Harvey Keitel ... Lieutenant Gene Hunt
Tanya Fischer ... Windy
Susan Misner ... Carol Ann Reeves
Timothy Adams ... John Philip Fisher
Brian Avers ... Sticker
Dean Winters ... Vic Tyler
André De Shields ... Bartender
Arnie Burton Arnie Burton ... Lawrence Jones
Nimo Gandhi ... The Maharishi
Marc Scrivo ... Hippie #1
Tom Hatton Tom Hatton ... Hippie #2
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Storyline

Gene Hunt just wants to find and lynch the obvious "pacifist hippie scum" suspects. Luckily Sam insists to look for evidence and thus discovers that Jimmy's dearly missed father also lead a secret life, which costs him any sympathy from bigot Ray. During the investigation, Tyler realizes he's returned to the very block and house where he lived for a while in between his dad's many moves, wondering if his youth is his mission. A guru inspires the theory his supposed future background may be the actual illusion he's about to wake up from. Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 2008 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Goofs

During the opening sequence in the park, the soap bubble containers have UPC bar codes upon them. The Universal Product Code technology existed in 1973, but was currently in product testing only in a Kroger store in Cincinatti, Ohio, and another in Troy, Ohio. The UPC was not printed upon the labels of commercial items for another three years, and then only on a select few items. See more »

Quotes

Detective Sam Tyler: You see? Reeves' murder is looking more and more like a hate crime.
Lieutenant Gene Hunt: What? As opposed to an 'I really, really like you' crime?
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Connections

References Soylent Green (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Just A Little Lovin'
(uncredited)
Performed by Dusty Springfield
Courtesy of Universal/Warner Music Group
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Something very violent at a peace rally
17 October 2009 | by Little-MikeySee all my reviews

A Vietnam War veteran has been murdered. As Detective Ray Carling put it, "May you rest in peace, because we certainly won't!" The episode opened with a peace rally as "Sweet Cherry Wine" by Tommy James and the Shondells )which charted in March 1969 and peaked at Number 7) played in the background. Of course, Sam's neighbor, Windy, being such a free spirited hippie chick, was thrilled to see that Sam was also there at the rally, not knowing that Sam was not there to "find himself" but to investigate a murder that tool place nearby.

The selection playing at that disco was "I'm Chief Kamanawanalea (We're the Royal Macadamia Nuts)" by the Turtles, from their 1968 LP, "The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands", a great album that sadly sold so poorly that the band members were quoted as saying that the royalties made off that album were barely enough to pay for their rented tuxedos.

The closing selection was "Reflections (of My Life)" by the Marmalade.


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