Marshal Law (1996)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Action, Drama, Thriller  |  16 December 1996 (USA)
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In the hills not far from Los Angeles, a new, fresh, secure housing area has been built by former U.S. Marshal Jack Coleman and a friend. An escaped convict, Cougar and a band of ten ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Coleman
Cougar (as James LeGros)
Lilly Nelson
Weathers the Pizza Boy
Randall Nelson
Michael Cavalieri ...
Boot Coleman
Mama Doc
Randall Slavin ...
Willie D


In the hills not far from Los Angeles, a new, fresh, secure housing area has been built by former U.S. Marshal Jack Coleman and a friend. An escaped convict, Cougar and a band of ten psychopaths invade this safe area after a violent earthquake. With aid of a pizza delivery boy, he must defend his family and his friends wife Lilly, and declares Marshal Law. Written by Richard Jones <>

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Justice has a name.


Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence and language, and for some sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »




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16 December 1996 (USA)  »

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When the bad guys take Randall's car to chase his girl friend, the key is already in the car. But drunk Randall had just taken the keys so that his friend Jack and the others couldn't escape. See more »


References First Blood (1982) See more »

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Jimmy Smits lays down the law in this die-hard of a film..!
30 August 1999 | by (Luton, England) – See all my reviews

JIMMY SMITS (L.A. LAW) stars as JACK COLEMAN. A sheriff with two kids who after 16 months loses his wife in a car accident spends Christmas in an L.A. County.

Whilst there, he encounters danger when a girl is brutally raped by an escaped convict. After he saves the girl from the convict, it turns out to be that he shoots the convict dead as self-defence..

The next thing, the gang led COUGAR (JAMES LeGROS) shows up and kills the girl, leaving SMITS to go on the run..

As the night goes on, during a series of tremors, COLEMAN (SMITS) puts his life on the line to take on the gang in order to save his kids from COUGAR..

This film is not a bad one.. It's worth a watch even if someone likes action movies.. In this one, SMITS proves himself that not only he's a cowboy, but a lawman who uses every trick in the book to nail down the bad guys..

JAMES LeGROS though, looks hard as the notorious villain who'll stop at nothing to get what he wants..

It's O.K. I guess Marshal Law is helluva die hard film.. It's a shame they never got BRUCE WILLIS for this one...

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