Martial Law

Martial Law (1998)

  • Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
  • Creator: Carlton Cuse
  • First Air Date: 1998-09-26
  • Last Air Date: 2000-05-13
  • Total Seasons: 2
  • Total Episodes: 44
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 43 min.
  • Production Company: Cuse Productions
  • Production Country: Canada, United States of America
  • Networks: CBS
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Martial Law is an American/Canadian crime drama that aired on CBS from 1998 to 2000, and was created by Carlton Cuse. The title character, Sammo Law, portrayed by Sammo Hung, was a Chinese law officer and martial arts expert who came to Los Angeles in search of a colleague and remains in the US. The show was a surprise hit, making Hung the only East Asian headlining a prime-time network series in the United States. At the time, Hung was not fluent in English, and he reportedly recited some of his dialogue phonetically. In many scenes, Hung did not speak at all, making Martial Law perhaps the only US television series in history that featured so little dialogue from the lead character.

  • Keywords: martial arts, police, los angeles, california, interracial friendship, lapd, chinese man
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    Martial Law Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1998-09-26
    22 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 1999-09-25
    22 Episodes

    Martial Law Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Shanghai Express60 min
    Season 1Episode 2Diamond Fever60 min
    Season 1Episode 3Dead Ringers60 min
    Season 1Episode 4Funny Money60 min
    Season 1Episode 5Cop Out60 min
    Season 1Episode 6Extreme Measures60 min
    Season 1Episode 7Trackdown60 min
    Season 1Episode 8Take Out60 min
    Season 1Episode 9How Sammo Got His Groove Back60 min
    Season 1Episode 10Bad Seed60 min
    Season 1Episode 11Lock-Up60 min
    Season 1Episode 12Painted Faces60 min
    Season 1Episode 13Substitutes60 min
    Season 1Episode 14Wild Life60 min
    Season 1Episode 15Breakout60 min
    Season 1Episode 16Captive Hearts60 min
    Season 1Episode 17Trifecta60 min
    Season 1Episode 18Big Trouble60 min
    Season 1Episode 19Nitro Man60 min
    Season 1Episode 20Red Storm60 min
    Season 1Episode 21Requiem (1)60 min
    Season 1Episode 22End Game (2)60 min
    Season 2Episode 1Sammo Blammo60 min
    Season 2Episode 2Thieves Among Thieves60 min
    Season 2Episode 3This Shogun for Hire60 min
    Season 2Episode 424 Hours60 min
    Season 2Episode 590 Million Reasons to Die60 min
    Season 2Episode 6My Man Sammo60 min
    Season 2Episode 7The Friendly Skies60 min
    Season 2Episode 8Call of the Wild60 min
    Season 2Episode 9Blue Flu60 min
    Season 2Episode 10Sammo Claus60 min
    Season 2Episode 11No Quarter60 min
    Season 2Episode 12Scorpio Rising60 min
    Season 2Episode 13No Fare60 min
    Season 2Episode 14Dog Day Afternoon60 min
    Season 2Episode 15Deathfist 5: Major Crimes Unit60 min
    Season 2Episode 16Honor Among Strangers (1)60 min
    Season 2Episode 17Freefall60 min
    Season 2Episode 18The Thrill is Gone60 min
    Season 2Episode 19Heartless60 min
    Season 2Episode 20In the Dark60 min
    Season 2Episode 21Final Conflict (1)60 min
    Season 2Episode 22Final Conflict (2)60 min
    • Sammo Hung

      as Sammo Law
    • Kelly Hu

      as Chen Pei Pei
    • Louis Mandylor

      as Det. Louis Malone
    • Tom Wright

      as Capt. Benjamin Winship
    • Tammy Lauren

      as Det. Dana Dickson
    • Johnny Nguyen

      as Street Thug
    • Arsenio Hall

      as Terrell Parker
    • Gretchen Egolf

      as Amy Dylan
    Production Carlton Cuse Producer
    Production Oley Sassone Producer
    Production Greg Beeman Producer
    Production Whitney Ransick Producer
    Production Stanley Tong Producer
    Production Bruce Seth Green Producer
    Production Deran Sarafian Producer