Powerful patrol cars, fast motorcycles, and superheterodyne two-way radios combine to fight crime on the rural highways of America's wide open spaces.
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 Chief Dan Mathews / ... (156 episodes, 1955-1959)
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 Sgt. Ken Williams / ... (65 episodes, 1955-1959)
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Powerful patrol cars, fast motorcycles, and superheterodyne two-way radios combine to fight crime on the rural highways of America's wide open spaces.

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September 1955 (USA)  »

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Patrulla de caminos  »

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$20,000 (estimated)
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(156 episodes)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Like Broderick Crawford who appeared on CHiPs (1977) once, William Boyett also appeared on the program, appearing a total of three times. In CHiPs: The Great 5K Star Race and Boulder Wrap Party: Part 1 (1980) and CHiPs: The Great 5K Star Race and Boulder Wrap Party: Part 2 (1980) he played a CalTrans supervisor, and in CHiPs: Silent Partner (1982), contrary to his normal police officer role he played a car thief. In between the two, he was best known for playing Sgt. MacDonald, appearing 129 times on Adam-12 (1968). See more »

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Contrary to the opening narration, no US state police agency is called "the militia." See more »

Quotes

[Repeated line]
Chief Dan Mathews: Ten-four!
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Referenced in Smokey and the Bandit (1977) See more »

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"10-4"
10 August 2001 | by (Costilla, NM) – See all my reviews

This series did for the California Highway Patrol what "Dragnet" did for the LAPD; i.e. established a mythology and a standard of professional conduct. I knew two retired CHP officers (both retired in the late 1960s) who loved this series. It is no small joke that in the Dan Aykroyd movie comedy Dragnet, Harry Morgan is watching "Highway Patrol" on TV when Aykroyd's character calls him on the phone. I, too, wish the old tapes had been saved for posterity.


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