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L.A. Heat 

The action-packed cases of 2 cops, one white one black, in LA. A wisecracking combination, with plenty of action, chases and explosions thrown in for good measure.
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Series cast summary:
Wolf Larson ...  Det. Chester 'Chase' McDonald 48 episodes, 1997-1999
Steven Williams ...  Det. August Brooks / ... 48 episodes, 1997-1999
Renee Tenison ...  Kendra Brooks 48 episodes, 1997-1999
Kenneth Tigar ...  Captain Jensen 47 episodes, 1997-1999
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The action-packed cases of 2 cops, one white one black, in LA. A wisecracking combination, with plenty of action, chases and explosions thrown in for good measure. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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Official Sites:

TNT's L.A. Heat site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cidade Escaldante See more »

Filming Locations:

Beverly Hills, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

PM Entertainment Group See more »
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Runtime:

(48 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby (5.0) (DVD version)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

As a reference to Wolf Larson's previous role in Tarzán (1991), Larson's character, Chase McDonald, visits a suspect in prison who is giving a Tarzan yell when he arrives. The suspect says, "Pretty good Tarzan, huh?" to which McDonald replies, "I've heard better." See more »

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Featured in Earth Minus Zero (1996) See more »

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Bionic Blimp
Written by Taylor William Stacy and Howard Hallis
Performed by The Don Knotts Overdrive
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An awesome, if not entirely realistic, TV cop drama
29 July 2000 | by coverme6See all my reviews

Among all those who try to imitate the high-octane action and

humor of the "Lethal Weapon" films, by far the afternoon-TV cop

drama "L.A. Heat" is the most successful. This show is almost a

carbon copy of the hit movies that starred Mel Gibson and Danny

Glover, because "L.A. Heat" is practically using the same

characteristc format. You have two cops, black and white,

ridding the city of Los Angeles of crime. The white cop is wacky

and cool, while his African-American partner is more laid-back

and careful in their jobs.

Even though this show can be terribly cliched, "L.A. Heat"

stands out as a really good show thanks to the rapid-fire action

and the excellent chemistry between the two leads, played by

Wolf Larson and Steven Williams. This show has so much

explosions, car chases, and shoot-outs, it almost gives "Lethal

Weapon" a run for its money, almost as if the original has been

undone by the carbon copy. A discriminating viewer might

consider "L.A. Heat" to be a bit hokey because of the many

outrageous action sequences (cars flying up to 30ft in the air

after a collision, a whole building blowing up to smithereens).

Reality basically has no call in this show, compared to other

cop dramas like "NYPD Blue" or "Homicide," where outrageous

occurences barely happen in those shows! So, if you're in the

mood for good, mindless fun regarding a couple of cool cops,

"L.A. He


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