Life on Mars (2008–2009)
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The Man Who Sold the World 

While investigating a child's kidnapping, Sam discovers some disturbing information about his father, as well as the real reason he disappeared for good on the day of his fourth birthday party.

Director:

Darnell Martin

Writers:

Josh Appelbaum (developer: American series), André Nemec (developer) | 6 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
Jennifer Ferrin ... Ruth Tyler
Lee Tergesen ... Lee Crocker
Dean Winters ... Vic Tyler
Teddy Coluca ... Uncle Butchie
John Cenatiempo ... Sizable Ted
Christian Wallace Christian Wallace ... Young Sammy
Caleb Wallace Caleb Wallace ... Young Sammy
Alex Cranmer ... Karl Kreshpane
Tricia Paoluccio ... Janice Kreshpane
Deidre Goodwin ... Nurse
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Storyline

Sam's greatest shock yet is to see his father Vic Tyler, who disappeared at his birthday party 'tomorrow' when he becomes four, arrested for collecting the ransom money demanded by infamously violent Italian brothers for the baby of Karl and Janice Kreshpane. Sam believes Vic's story he ignored what he was collecting and just paid off gambling debts, and gets him released provided he wears a wire when delivering the cash. That goes bloodily wrong, but the baby is found. Sam stays to protect his mother and his toddler self, but as the party in the park approaches, so does a grim truth. Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The title of the show (and not just the episode) was also a song preformed by David Bowie. See more »

Goofs

The pinball machine ("Mars Attacks!") seen in the bar is a modern design that first appeared in the '90s and hence, was not around in 1973. See more »

Soundtracks

Life On Mars?
(uncredited)
Written by David Bowie
Performed by David Bowie
Courtesy of RCA
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