Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Dax Shepard|
|Written by||Dax Shepard|
by Rick Rosner
|Music by||Fil Eisler|
|Edited by||Dan Lebental|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Box office||$9.5 million|
CHiPs is a 2017 American actioncomedybuddy cop film written and directed by Dax Shepard, based on the 1977-1983 television series of the same name created by Rick Rosner. The film stars Shepard as Officer Jon Baker and Michael Peña as Frank “Ponch” Poncherello, with Rosa Salazar, Adam Brody and Vincent D’Onofrio in supporting roles.
Principal photography began on October 21, 2015 in Los Angeles. The film was released on March 24, 2017 by Warner Bros. Pictures, received negative reviews from critics and has grossed $9 million worldwide.
Two middle-aged California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers soon find themselves in a situation like none other when when they get caught up in uncovering a corrupt cop within their own department.
- Dax Shepard as Officer Jon Baker, former bike riding champion turned probationary CHP officer
- Michael Peña as Officer Frank “Ponch” Poncherello, FBI agent working undercover at the CHP
- Vincent D’Onofrio as Ray Kurtz, bloodthirsty leader of a group of corrupt cops within the CHP department.
- Isiah Whitlock Jr. as Peterson, Ponch’s Boss
- Adam Brody as Clay Allen, an officer
- Rosa Salazar as Ava Perez
- Vida Guerra as Ann
- Kristen Bell as Karen Baker, Jon’s wife
- Jessica McNamee as Lindsey Taylor, a tough young California Highway Patrol officer
- Jane Kaczmarek as Jane Lindel, the police captain
- Justin Chatwin as Raymond Reed Kurtz Jr.
- Ryan Hansen as Brian Grieves
- Maya Rudolph as Sgt. Gail Hernandez
- Ben Falcone as Bicycle Cop
- Richard T. Jones as Parish
- Adam Rodriguez as Shamus
- David Koechner as Pat
- Ed Begley Jr. as Wasp Driver
- Mae Whitman as Beebee
- Erik Estrada as Paramedic
CHiPs is a funny movie. I think it did the TV series justice, and had that same “seat of the pants” TV show feel to it. The motorcycle stunts were pretty cool, and so were the characters. I liked it even though the plot was outlandish and there was no sense of urgency, or tension. I can recommend this one as a date flick, because my fiance’ loved it. I give it 3.5 stars for the “laugh out loud” moments, and decent acting. – MR