L.A. Heat

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  • TV-14
  • 1999
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.9  (458)

L.A. Heat is a gripping crime drama TV series that aired on TNT from 1996-1999. The series was produced by Joseph Merhi and Richard Pepin, and was released by Echo Bridge Entertainment. The show stars some of the most famous and talented actors and athletes of the time, including Renee Tenison, Wolf Larson, Steven Williams, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Kenneth Tigar.

The show is set in Los Angeles, California, and follows the lives of two detectives who are part of the department's elite task force. Detective Chase McDonald, played by Wolf Larson, is a seasoned veteran with over 15 years of experience on the force. He is a no-nonsense cop who is dedicated to his job and will stop at nothing to get the job done. Detective August Brooks, played by Renee Tenison, is a new addition to the task force. She is intelligent, street-smart, and has a no-nonsense attitude that matches her partner's.

Together, they take on some of the most challenging and dangerous cases the city has ever seen. From gang violence to drug trafficking and everything in between, the duo works tirelessly to solve each case and bring the perpetrators to justice. Throughout the series, Chase and August develop a strong partnership based on trust, mutual respect, and an unbreakable commitment to justice.

One of the unique aspects of L.A. Heat is the way it blends elements of classic cop dramas with more modern action-thriller elements. The show features high-octane chase scenes and explosive shootouts, as well as more subdued moments of investigation and detective work. This blend of styles keeps the show fresh and exciting, and makes it stand out from other shows in the genre.

The cast of L.A. Heat is exceptional, with each actor bringing their unique talents and energy to the screen. Wolf Larson shines as Chase McDonald, bringing a quiet intensity and gravitas to the role. His performance is complemented perfectly by Renee Tenison's August Brooks, who is fierce and confident in every scene she appears in. Together, they make a dynamic duo that viewers can't help but root for.

In addition to the main cast, L.A. Heat features a number of notable guest stars throughout its three seasons. One standout guest star is Sugar Ray Leonard, who appears in a recurring role as a boxing trainer who gets involved in a dangerous criminal enterprise. Leonard's natural charisma and talent as both an athlete and an actor make him a standout addition to the cast.

Another highlight of the show is the way it explores the dark and gritty world of Los Angeles crime. The series doesn't shy away from depicting the harsh realities of life on the streets, and viewers are often left shocked and horrified by the crimes that the detectives are tasked with solving. However, the show also balances this darkness with moments of humor and levity, making it a well-rounded viewing experience.

Overall, L.A. Heat is a must-see for fans of crime dramas and action-thrillers. Its stellar cast, gripping storylines, and unique blend of styles make it one of the most memorable shows of its time. With three seasons full of pulse-pounding action, intense drama, and unforgettable characters, L.A. Heat is a classic TV series that remains highly regarded by fans to this day.

L.A. Heat is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (48 episodes). The series first aired on March 15, 1999.

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Vengence part 2 of 2
22. Vengence part 2 of 2
May 19, 1999
After witnessing Nicole's murder at the order of Bobby Cole, Chase becomes a loose cannon. August pleads with his partner to follow legal avenues to catch Cole, and Captain Jensen suspends Chase after he destroyed important papers belonging to Cole. Jensen also tells him that the FBI suspects Nicole was working with Bobby Cole. Chase is livid, knowing this could never be true. Cole meets with Agent Shoenrock, who is revealed to be undercover, acting as an accomplice, and tells him of his plans to execute the Colombian drug minister at the drug summit. Chase visits a weapons dealer he knows and purchases some heavy duty weapons for his own personal use. After a huge battle in the streets involving semi-trucks, helicopters, and rocket launchers, Chase ends up on a pier with Cole, weapons drawn in a stand-off, each prepared to take the other down, for good.
Armageddon part 1 of 2
21. Armageddon part 1 of 2
May 18, 1999
After three leading West Coast drug dealers die under suspicious circumstances, Chase and August suspect that their old nemesis, Bobby Cole, is trying to claim all the drug action for himself. As Los Angeles prepares to host an international drug summit, the detectives investigate Cole through the usual legal channels while he ruthlessly carves out the competition and prepares to strike a deal with a Colombian drug lord.
Legacy of a Buffalo Soldier
20. Legacy of a Buffalo Soldier
May 17, 1999
A Western memorabilia collector is found murdered, and among the victim's belongings is a laptop with August's name in it. August figures out that his name was listed among the descendants of Buffalo Soldiers -- a troop of black soldiers that fought during the Civil War. This brings up a part of August's past that he is ashamed to discuss: his great great-grandfather, Augustus Brooks, was given a dishonorable discharge from the Army when he allegedly deserted his troop with three other soldiers, who all claimed to have been given a map leading to a gold mine that was never proven to exist. August's Aunt Maisie is attacked in her home by a thug, hired to steal a portion of the old map. The pieces have been handed down to each generation, and now someone is attempting to put the pieces together and lay claim to the gold.
Professor Benton
19. Professor Benton
May 14, 1999
Professor Larry Benton, a former teacher of Augusts', is brutally killed outside a jewelry store by thief Willie Mathers. August is devastated upon his arrival at the crime scene, having just had lunch with Benton moments earlier and vows to catch Mathers.
Cop Killer
18. Cop Killer
May 13, 1999
When two motorcycle cops are shot and killed, August goes undercover as a motorcycle cop, hoping to lure the killer into striking again.
Danny the Eel
17. Danny the Eel
May 12, 1999
Danny Bledsoe, a key witness set to testify against crime boss Alfredo Matessa, is escorted to Los Angeles by Nicole Stockman, a beautiful tough-as-nails detective from San Francisco, where he had fled to. From the start, Nicole makes it very clear to Chase and August that she resents doing all the work to catch Danny in San Francisco, only to have them receive all the credit during the L.A. trial. And Danny isn't known as "The Eel" for nothing. As Chase and Nicole are transferring Danny to a safe house, he escapes. Afraid that the police can't protect him from Matessa, Danny decides to take his chances on the street. With time running out, Chase, August and Nicole have to catch The Eel before Matessa's thugs do.
Bad Reputation
16. Bad Reputation
May 11, 1999
Chase and August must assist the Army in catching Major Lauren Wiley, a C.I.D. officer accused of selling arms on the black market. Lauren is an old girlfriend of Chase's from college, but Chase insists that he works the case. Captain Randy Geddis leads the Army investigation and demands that Lauren be brought back to him immediately. At one point, Chase and August think they have Lauren cornered, but before she escapes, she tells a different story. She claims that Geddis is the crooked one, selling weapons to Bobby Cole. Chase and August don't know who to believe.
In Harm's Way
15. In Harm's Way
May 10, 1999
Chase and August must catch Patricia and Johnny, a mother and son bank robbing team that is responsible for a string of heists and murders. One of the duo's victim's at the most recent heist was Gary, Annie's boyfriend. Annie witnessed the murder, and there is an attempt made on her life. Chase and August investigate the armored car company to see if there is a chance that the last heist was an inside job. They question the scheduling man, Morty Feinberg, who appears to be completely in the dark regarding the robbery. We soon learn, however, that he is linked to Patricia and Johnny, and has been helping them set up their heists. Annie works overtime to help Chase and August with the case, while Patricia and Johnny insist on pulling one more job with Feinberg, but it just might be their last.
Ties that Bind
14. Ties that Bind
May 7, 1999
A judge, a housewife, and an attorney are all killed by toy-like devices. While searching for the victims' possible connection, Chase and August discover that all three were involved in a court case years earlier in which a woman, working in a college laboratory, was killed in an explosion set off by a radical activist. At the conclusion of the trial, the killer was set free. Afterwards, the woman's husband, Carl Shipman, set out for his own revenge. After killing the man who killed his wife, Shipman was arrested and sent to prison for life. But Shipman wasn't finished with avenging his wife's death yet, and gave the orders for murders from prison.
The Monk
13. The Monk
May 6, 1999
While August recuperates from his injuries from the previous episode, Chase and DEA agent Jack Lawson work together to rescue a mysterious accountant who has been working for Bobby Cole. The accountant, known simply as "the Monk," is brought into police custody after a daring rescue by Chase and Lawson. But fearing for his life, the Monk refuses to talk. An FBI agent, Shoenrock, has come to take the Monk into custody, but Chase believes that he'll be able to get the Monk to talk. But Chase and Lawson's plans are wrecked when the two discover that Shoenrock may not be who he claims to be.
Faces of Fear
12. Faces of Fear
May 5, 1999
August goes undercover as Jake Rheams, a notorious drug lord from the East Coast, who arrives in town to make a deal with the Carletti crime family. August meets with Gina Carletti, the beautiful and seductive daughter. Alex Sola, the boss' right-hand man, suspects August from the start, never really believing that he is in fact Jake Rheams. Meanwhile, Chase must back up his partner the best he can, including an interrogation with the real Rheams, who is being held at the station. August is tested by Sola, and only Rheams has the information that can help Chase save his partner's life.
The Bigger They Are
11. The Bigger They Are
May 4, 1999
Lane Healy, a competitive weightlifter, is the prime suspect in the gruesome beating-death of his wife, but he maintains his innocence. Chase and August investigate and meet another weightlifter, Terry King, a famous world champion. King has promised a victory at this year's "Mr. Galaxy" competition. When several of the top competitors, including Healy, are somehow removed from the contest, King becomes a suspect.
Call of the Wild
10. Call of the Wild
May 3, 1999
Michael Mills, a convicted killer, escapes from prison and seeks revenge on the three cops who put him there. He kills two of them and goes on the hunt for the third, August Brooks, who has gone camping with Kendra for two weeks. Chase is back in Los Angeles, investigating the murders of the two officers. After putting the pieces together, he realizes that August is in danger and tries to find him at the remote campsite where he is vacationing before Mills does.
9. Obsession
April 30, 1999
Chase and August investigate the murder of a young fashion model who appears to be the latest victim in a string of recent model killings. Judith Sands, the department psychologist, with connections from a previous short-lived modeling career, convinces the detectives to let he go undercover to help find the killer. Chase and August are thrown onto the trail of a mysterious freelance photographer who has been hanging around the shows, and they are led on a wild chase before they can bring him in for questioning. But the suspect's DNA doesn't match that of the murderer's, and Chase and August must let him go and continue the search for the killer, who has decided on making Judith his next victim.
Widow Maker
8. Widow Maker
April 29, 1999
The bodyguard of a famous actress, known for her seductive, deadly roles in low-budget B-movies, is murdered, and Chase and August are on the case. As the investigation progresses, the actress, now a suspect, begins to show interest in Chase, who has been ordered to protect her. But the real suspect could be closer than they think, and the least likely of them all.
John Doe
7. John Doe
April 28, 1999
Chase and August investigate the murders of two men: one an affluent, politically-connected businessman, and the other a homeless man. They discover that the homeless victim was once a successful businessman who was going to testify against infamous criminal Bobby Cole.
Little Saigon
6. Little Saigon
April 27, 1999
Chase and August investigate a string of gang-related robberies in Little Saigon, the Vietnamese area of downtown Los Angeles. One of the gang members turns out to be the son of Augusts' Vietnam buddy, who died saving Augusts' life. August is further shocked to discover that the boy's mother is the same woman he tried to get out of Vietnam when he was coming back.
5. Eyewitness
April 26, 1999
Beth Landers, a young blind exotic dancer, hears a man being murdered as she walks home. The murderer sees Beth and is about to kill her, but a car accident draws attention to the scene. When the detectives arrive, Beth tells them that the killer has a limp and uses an inhaler. The killer, Larry Puzzo, doesn't know that Beth is blind and sets out to eliminate the only "witness" to his crime.
Strip Show
4. Strip Show
April 23, 1999
Sam Como, owner of the Naked Venus strip club, has been murdered. His money and jewelry are in place, so robbery was clearly not the motive. Forensics reveals that Como was stabbed and beaten over time, so that he would die a slow, agonizing death. Chase and August question the dancers at the club and learn that a rival club owner, Johnny Roman, got into a fight with Como the night he was killed. The plot thickens when Roman denies the murder, telling the detectives that everyone hated Como, from his dancers to his wife, with whom Roman was having an affair.
Burning Sancuary
3. Burning Sancuary
April 22, 1999
A group of Nazi skinheads demonstrate outside a black church. A riot is narrowly prevented as Chase and August arrest a skinhead and a churchgoer. The next week, the church is burned to the ground, and a charred body is found inside.
F is for Framed
2. F is for Framed
April 21, 1999
Having just finished lunch in Chinatown, Chase and August are preparing to head back to the station when they see a drug deal go down. A chase ensues, and the detectives split up. When August finds Chase, he is lying in an alley, unconscious, with one of the men lying next to him dead. An eyewitness says she saw Chase kill the unarmed man found in the alley, but Chase can't remember what happened before he was knocked out. August feels certain his partner is innocent and sets out to uncover the truth while Chase is suspended.
1. Fangs
April 20, 1999
A young woman is found murdered with fang marks on her neck, her body completely drained of blood. Chase and August attempt to question a suspect dressed as a vampire, but he takes off in a hearse, leading the detectives to a warehouse. They interrupt what appears to be a blood-drinking ceremony with a group of men and women, all dressed as vampires, and bring several "vampires" in for questioning. Wanda, the attractive leader of the group, falls for Chase and wants to protect him from the suspect they originally chased, who may not be what he thinks he is, but who may be just a dangerous.
Where to Watch L.A. Heat
L.A. Heat is available for streaming on the Echo Bridge Entertainment website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch L.A. Heat on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon and Vudu.
  • Premiere Date
    March 15, 1999
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (458)