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Things to Do in New York When You Think You're Dead 

"Things to Do in New York When You Think You're Dead" is an episode of Life on Mars starring Jason O'Mara, Michael Imperioli, and Gretchen Mol. Sam partners up with his future police mentor in 1973 to find a Puerto Rican man accused of throwing a black girl off the roof of a building--a case that has the black community up in arms and demanding retribution.

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Detective Sam Tyler
... Detective Ray Carling
... Annie Norris
... Detective Chris Skelton
... Lieutenant Gene Hunt
... Detective Maya Daniels
... Father Tim
... Fletcher Bellow
... Captain Bellow
... Suede
... Denise Watkins (as Renee Elise Goldsberry)
... Angel Ramirez (as Jesse J. Perez)
... Sizable Ted
Emerald-Angel Young ... Keisha (as Emerald Young)
... Marta
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Storyline

Puertorican Angel Ramirez, who seemingly caused a black girl's fatal fall, is nearly lynched. Only father Tim, who believes in his innocence, and Sam, who sticks to justice, prevent lieutenant Gene Hunt's bigot bunch aiding the lynch mood 'to stop the race riots'. Then Sam's future mentor, now a young cop, and a rising civil rights lawyer, join his effort. Ultimately, the truth isn't enough, but justice is served. Written by KGF Vissers

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fall | ritual | father figure | See All (3) »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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6 November 2008 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The title is based on the 1995 movie Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995) written by Scott Rosenberg which used the title from a song by Warren Zevon. See more »

Goofs

When Sam accuses the Catholic priest of having violated the eighth commandment by lying, and priest corrects him, "ninth". That is the number used in most Protestant denominations, but in the Roman Catholic enumeration "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor" is indeed the EIGHTH commandment. See more »

Quotes

Lieutenant Gene Hunt: Nobody hurts little girls in my kingdom, and it is my kingdom. Huntlandia, home of the blueberry crepe, where little kids are off limits.
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Connections

References Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995) See more »

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Anywhere In Glory
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Performed by The Mighty Indiana Travelers
Courtesy of Now Again
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