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
...  Capt. Benjamin Winship 22 episodes, 1998-1999
...  Det. Louis Malone 22 episodes, 1998-1999
...  Amy Dylan 22 episodes, 1999-2000
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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26 September 1998 (USA)  »

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Le flic de Shanghai  »

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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 »

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When pistols are fired there are no movement of the weapons slides. See more »

Quotes

Chen Pei Pei: [after Nigel has thrown all the M&Ms onto the floor in a fit of rage] Now that you've had your little Keith Moon moment, you can pick up all the M&Ms.
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Bloopers play before each episode's closing credits. See more »

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

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Today's lesson: How to ruin a TV show
20 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

When "Martial Law" premiered, I was hooked. Sure, it wasn't great art or fabulous writing on display, but the show was goofy fun. But then bit by bit, the producers tinkered with the show, and with each adjustment, the show became worse.

The first misstep happened shortly after the theatrical movie "Rush Hour" became a hit. The producers must have thought "Hey! What this show needs is an obnoxious, hip, and streetwise partner for Sammo Hung!" Shortly afterwards, Arsenio Hall became a cast member, and his character was EXTREMELY annoying.

The next misstep was when the second season of the show premiered. First, the producers had fired several cast members, despite these fired actors and their characters being a very likable bunch. They also ignored or quickly wrote out the plot threads that had been going along in the previous season.

After some time, the producers tinkered with the show again. Suddenly Kelly Hu's character had a COMPLETELY different background, and the show suddenly had the characters fighting with a secret organization that threatened the city each week. This organization was treated with the same goofiness of the evil secret organization in the "Inspector Gadget" animated series.

Fortunately, the show was cancelled after the second season had played out. (And around this time, to Arsenio Hall's credit, he admitted that the show was terrible.) Since this series only ran two seasons, it is highly unlikely that the show will be seen in syndication, at least in North America. Just as well. If you DO get the chance to see the show, watch it until Arsenio Hall appears. Then stop watching!


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