Martial Law (1998–2000)

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


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Series cast summary:
 Sammo Law (44 episodes, 1998-2000)
 Chen Pei Pei (44 episodes, 1998-2000)
 Terrell Parker (36 episodes, 1998-2000)
 Amy Dylan (22 episodes, 1999-2000)
 Capt. Benjamin Winship (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
 Det. Louis Malone (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Melissa Weing ...
 Det / ... (22 episodes, 1998-1999)


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 <>

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Release Date:

26 September 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le flic de Shanghai  »

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(44 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Jackie Chan, a long time friend of the show's star 'Sammo Hung', appears briefly as a background extra in an early episode. See more »


[Terrell has accidentally run over Otto the rat with his car]
Sammo Law: You know, in China, some people believe that the death of a rat means seven years of bad luck.
Terrell Parker: You mean if I tell the kids about Otto the curse will go away?
Sammo Law: No. You are doomed.
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Referenced in Fairly Legal: Shine a Light (2012) See more »

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This show is great!
10 March 2000 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

I started watching this show a while back thinking it would be something decent to watch on a Saturday, thats kinda like Nash Bridges. After a few episodes, I liked this show more than Nash Bridges and I've liked it ever since. Sammo Hung is really good at martial arts and reminds me a lot of the Jackie Chan movies. Areseno Hall adds his fighting style and comedy to the show. Overall the show is really good and you should all watch it!

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