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

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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

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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

Sammo Kam-Bo Hung's first starring role as well as his first English-speaking role in an American production. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Sammo Law: [on hiking in the woods] Be careful where you step or you will fall into a trap. It is an old trick in Japan.
Terrell Parker: Fine. If we're hiking in Japan, I'll remember that. But we're in LA now and the only thing you can get out here is tetnus from stepping on a rusty na...
[falls into a trap]
Sammo Law: I tried to tell you. Why didn't you listen to me?
Terrell Parker: I don't know! I feel like Charleton Heston in 'Planet of the Apes' and believe me, no black man wants to be Charleton Heston!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #7.25 (1999) See more »

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One Of The Few Great 1990's Action Series
23 May 2002 | by Big Movie FanSee all my reviews

The 1990's were quite disappointing for fans of action shows. Martial Law was one of the few good shows.

Sammo Hung played Sammo Law in this show. He was brilliant. I am not a big fan of Martial Arts shows but this was entertaining. The stunts and the fight scenes were just amazing. Sammo was very agile for his size and there was always fun in watching him beat the bad guys; he always used their own weapons against them. No bad guy could beat Sammo-even if they had a gun or a knife. Sammo just kicked their butts.

Add to this the chemistry between all the characters and the great villains throughout the series and you have one really great show. Check it out.


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