A Shanghai cop who is a master of martial arts fights crime in the Los Angeles Police Dept.

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Carlton Cuse
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ...  Sammo Law 44 episodes, 1998-2000
Kelly Hu ...  Chen Pei Pei 44 episodes, 1998-2000
Arsenio Hall ...  Terrell Parker 36 episodes, 1998-2000
Tom Wright ...  Capt. Benjamin Winship 22 episodes, 1998-1999
Louis Mandylor ...  Det. Louis Malone 22 episodes, 1998-1999
Gretchen Egolf ...  Amy Dylan 22 episodes, 1999-2000
Melissa Weing Melissa Weing ...  Det / ... 22 episodes, 1998-1999
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Sammo Law, a top flight cop and hand to hand combat instructor from Shanghai, China comes to Los Angeles to search for a crime boss and a female undercover cop whom his department lost contact with. Once there, his temporary mission is turned into an ongoing exchange position and he is partnered with a pair of cops. As they battle the criminal elements of the city, his skill in martial arts proves to be a big help. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Comedy | Crime | Action

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1998 (USA) See more »

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Martial Law See more »

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(44 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

After season 2, CBS offered Sammo Hung a third season, but Hung said he would not do it without a final say on scripts, claiming that the new screenwriter CBS assigned to the show for season 2 made him nothing but a fighting machine. An article in the magazine Black Belt mentions that due to the $2 million cost of production per episode the show was cancelled. See more »

Goofs

When pistols are fired there are no movement of the weapons slides. See more »

Quotes

[Terrell's car has been stolen]
Terrell Parker: When we find the guys who did this, I'm gonna open a big can of whoop-ass on them!
Sammo Law: Whoop-ass?
Terrell Parker: Yeah... Whoop-ass... is my kind of karate.
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Crazy Credits

Bloopers play before each episode's closing credits. See more »

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Referenced in Fairly Legal: Shine a Light (2012) See more »

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this show is awesome
4 April 1999 | by angie-27See all my reviews

I can't say enough good things about this show. As a 18-year old action loving teenager, I think this is the best action show on television. But enough about me, let's talk about the show. The show centers on Sammo Law, played by Sammo Hung, as a Chinese cop who trades places with a cop from L.A. Sammo and his student, Grace/Pei-Pei, begin to work as detectives on the L.A.P.D., under the command of Lt. Windship (Tom Wright). Arsenio Hall was thrown into the mix, just for comic relief, as Tyrell Parker. And Louis Mandylor rounds out the group as detective Louis Malone. The characters all work great together. The best part of the show, however, is Sammo's martial arts moves. Sammo is a big guy, but he still manages to kick butt like it's nobody's business. Martial Law is way superior to Walker, Texas Ranger, Nash Bridges, and Sons of Thunder all put together. More people should watch this show so it won't canceled or anything like that.


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