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

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2000   1999   1998  
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 Sammo Law (44 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Chen Pei Pei (44 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Terrell Parker (36 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Amy Dylan (22 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Capt. Benjamin Winship (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
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 Det. Louis Malone (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
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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26 September 1998 (USA)  »

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Le flic de Shanghai  »

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(44 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Sammo Kam-Bo Hung's first starring role as well as his first English-speaking role in an American production. See more »

Quotes

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

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Thoroughly enjoyable entertainment !
27 August 2002 | by (Lincolnshire,UK) – See all my reviews

I tuned in to 'Martial law' a few days ago on UK satellite TV. Well, I've never seen a 'police' series quite like it - it makes Hawaii 5-0 look positively archaic by comparison, Sammo,Grace and Company combine to offer a beautifully choreographed and seemingly non-stop sequence of action packed episodes (aided by some dazzling stunts and clever camerawork ) One can forgive the fact that the rest of the city police force appear to be surplus to requirements and that the plots are sparkling gems of improbability - the whole programme is propelled forward by an irresistible combination of incandescent martial arts skills, transcendental displays of the powers of deduction,coupled with what appears to be an undercurrent of good humour which is never far from the surface.This is a programme which is a fine example of the type of professionalism which maintains credibility but doesn't take itself too seriously.A first class example of comedy/action which is a sheer joy to watch, and mercifully free from cliches and stereotypes.Strongly recommended to those who want to enjoy themselves !


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