Life On Mars

All the Young Dudes

Season 1, Ep 15, Aired 3/18/09
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  • Episode Description
  • Sam goes undercover with a gang to investigate truck hijackings. Sam gets into fights with other gang members and goes to buy a truckload of stolen VCRs. He even is put in jail at the 1-2-5. How far will Sam go? What's causing his dark side to come out? Could it be his attraction to the gang leader's sister?

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Ferrin

    Rose Tyler

  • Paige Turco

    Colleen McManus

  • Caleb Wallace

    Young Sammy

  • Christian Wallace

    Young Sammy

  • Richard Kain

    Officer Kane

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • I know I said I wouldn't write anymore reviews when I found out that ABC planned to cancel this show at the end of the season, but this episode was almost perfect.

    By oldsleuth, Mar 19, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Jimmy McManus: Dublin? Your accent. Sam: Yeah, Sandycove.

    • Chris: (to Sam) You had me really thinking you were Irish. You're good at accents.

    • Ray: (after having to chase one of the bad guys) That's for making me remember I had asthma when I was a kid!

    • Ray: (talking about Jimmy McManus) He has marshmallow guns, knives and coffins in his bowl of Lucky Charms every morning. He's magically malicious!

    • Colleen: Glad you're here. I was afraid we'd run out of drunken Irish hoodlums today

    Notes (2)

    • Music: "You Don't Mess Around with Jim" by Jim Croce "All the Young Dudes" by Mott The Hoople

    • The title of this episode, "All the Young Dudes," is a song written by David Bowie, which was originally recorded and released as a single by Mott the Hoople in 1972.

    Trivia (3)

    • When Jimmy McManus asks about Sam's Irish accent, Sam replies he is from Sandycove. Jason O'Mara grew up in Sandycove, a small village on the east coast of the Republic of Ireland.

    • Chris comments that Sam is good at Irish accents. In reality, Jason O'Mara, who plays Sam Tyler, is Irish and does speak with an accent. He works with a dialect coach to effect an American accent for the show.

    • This episode marks the first time Jason O'Mara and his wife Paige Turco have worked together since they both starred on The Agency which ended in 2003. In an interview with Josh Appelbaum said that it was always in the plan to have Paige guest star in an episode during season 1.

    Allusions (3)

    • Ray: You want hell? I'll give you hell. Hell is sittin' three hours on a stakeout with a jibber-jawin' jackass who's come down with a bad case of "What's it all about, Alfie?" "What's it all about, Alfie?" is a song by Cher from the 1966 film titled Alfie starring Michael Caine and Shelley Winters.

    • Young Sammy: Was your father bad, Luke? Sam: My father... went over to the dark side. This is an allusion to the movie Star Wars. Luke Skywalker's father was Darth Vader, who fell to the dark side of the mystical Force after Palpatine manipulated him into betraying the Jedi and destroying the Galactic Republic.

    • Sam's undercover name is Sam Bono. This is an allusion to the lead singer of the Irish band U2. Bono like Jason O'Mara grew up in Dublin.

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