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

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ...  Sammo Law 44 episodes, 1998-2000
Kelly Hu ...  Chen Pei Pei 44 episodes, 1998-2000
Arsenio Hall ...  Terrell Parker 36 episodes, 1998-2000
Tom Wright ...  Capt. Benjamin Winship 22 episodes, 1998-1999
Louis Mandylor ...  Det. Louis Malone 22 episodes, 1998-1999
Gretchen Egolf ...  Amy Dylan 22 episodes, 1999-2000
Melissa Weing Melissa Weing ...  Det / ... 22 episodes, 1998-1999
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le flic de Shanghai See more »

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Runtime:

(44 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[Terrell's car has been stolen]
Terrell Parker: When we find the guys who did this, I'm gonna open a big can of whoop-ass on them!
Sammo Law: Whoop-ass?
Terrell Parker: Yeah... Whoop-ass... is my kind of karate.
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Crazy Credits

Bloopers play before each episode's closing credits. See more »

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Referenced in Fairly Legal: Shine a Light (2012) See more »

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Thoroughly enjoyable entertainment !
27 August 2002 | by JBall75487See 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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