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
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After season 2, CBS offered Sammo Hung a third season, but Hung said he would not do it without a final say on scripts, claiming that the new screenwriter CBS assigned to the show for season 2 made him nothing but a fighting machine. An article in the magazine Black Belt mentions that due to the $2 million cost of production per episode the show was cancelled. See more »
When pistols are fired there are no movement of the weapons slides. See more »
[Terrell has accidentally run over Otto the rat with his car]
You know, in China, some people believe that the death of a rat means seven years of bad luck.
You mean if I tell the kids about Otto the curse will go away?
No. You are doomed.
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Bloopers play before each episode's closing credits. See more »
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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