Martial Law (1998–2000)

TV Series   |    |  Comedy, Crime, Action


Episode Guide
Martial Law (1998) Poster

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

TIP
Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.

7.1/10
2,091

Photos

  • Gary Basaraba in Martial Law (1998)
  • Bas Rutten in Martial Law (1998)
  • Sammo Kam-Bo Hung at an event for Martial Law (1998)
  • Chuck Norris and Sammo Kam-Bo Hung in Martial Law (1998)
  • Sammo Kam-Bo Hung in Martial Law (1998)
  • Mako in Martial Law (1998)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Cast & Crew

Top Series Cast



Creator:

Carlton Cuse

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


29 December 1998 | Wolfie-9
Worth watching for Sammo's martial arts; good comedy as well as drama.
"Martial Law" is your standard cop show in one way - the actual "cop stuff" is the usual nonsense you can see anywhere on TV, the "same old same old" which makes real cops wince. What makes this show worth watching is the incredible martial arts prowess of the cast - especially Sammo Hung. Just like Jackie Chan and Chow Yun-Fat, Sammo trained at the Peking Opera School, which makes for a unique - and often funny - style of martial arts. The entire cast works well together, and they can all actually *act* - unlike a certain 'Texas Ranger' who comes on after this show. Lots of comedy in this show - they don't (usually) go for the cheap "Chinaman in America" jokes, and they actually seem to remember what they've done from one show to the next. All of the martial arts used on the set are real - Sammo, obviously, is an expert, and Louis Mandylor ("Louis") is trained in "muy thai" (Thai kickboxing), while Tammy Lauren ("Dana") is a black belt in Karate [I haven't heard a real reason for her departure], and Kellu Hu ("Grace / Pei Pei") is a brown belt in Karate. Tom Wright ("Lt. Winship") is a former stuntman, and does his own stunts in the show as well. And, just as with Jackie Chan's movies, at the end of every episode they have a brief "outtakes" section, showing some of the goofs that occured during the filming of the episode.

Good acting, decent plots, and plenty of kick-butt action, as well as many comedic moments (Sammo playing "Smoke On The Water" on the guitar...) make this a show to watch.


Alfonso Cuarón's 'Roma' Stars Are the Heart of His Film

Director Alfonso Cuarón sits down with IMDb to talk about his 10-time Oscar-nominated film, Roma, and its breakout stars, Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira.

Watch the full interview

Featured on IMDb

Check out our guide to the Academy Awards, our coverage of the 2019 awards season, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com