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Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadows? 

Sam discovers that his mother in 1973 owes money to a gangster who has a very cozy relationship with the precinct. But Sam is the only person who isn't willing to take the payoffs and look the other way.

Director:

Alex Zakrzewski

Writers:

Josh Appelbaum (developed for American television by), André Nemec (developed for American television by) | 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
Jennifer Ferrin ... Rose Tyler
Tanya Fischer ... Windy
Robert Klein ... Elliott Casso
Lenny Venito ... Nick Profaci
Odette Annable ... Adrienne (as Odette Yustman)
Ken Marks ... Newscaster
Matthew Cowles ... Cowboy Dan
John Cenatiempo ... Sizable Ted
Emerald-Angel Young Emerald-Angel Young ... Lullaby Girl (as Emerald Young)
Don Puglisi ... Jim Croce
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Storyline

Sam busts a guy for accosting his mother, only to find out he's a loan shark and she's into him for a thousand dollars. When his mother doesn't want to prosecute, she, unknowingly, leads Sam down a road that puts him on the outs with Annie. Written by Moviedude1

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Plot Keywords:

boy | abuse | beating | bet | bribery | See All (8) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 2008 (USA) See more »

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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 song Sam dances to with Annie in the bar, right after meeting singer Jim Croce, is T. Rex's "Bang a Gong (Get it On)". In the original UK show's equivalent of this episode, the singer Sam runs into is T. Rex lead singer Marc Bolan, whom he advises to drive safely - especially around Minis. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the show, Sam is running after the kid on the bike and passes an Orange Chevrolet Corvair with a black stripe. As he is arresting the guy on the next street over, the same Corvair is shown parked in front of the car where Sam is standing. See more »

Connections

References The Godfather (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Bang a Gong (Get It On)
(uncredited)
Written by Marc Bolan
Performed by T. Rex
Courtesy of Warner Music Group
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