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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Trivia

Jackie Chan, a long time friend of the show's star Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, appears briefly as a background extra in an early episode. See more »

Goofs

When pistols are fired there are no movement of the weapons slides. 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 Target Presents CBS Sneak Peek (1998) See more »

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One Of The Few Great 1990's Action Series
23 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

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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