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Release Date:
27 October 1998 (USA) See more »
It's their road. It's their rules.
Ponch has returned to the police force, and is determined to help his friend Jon in investigating various car thefts. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Larry Wilcox ... Captain Jon Baker

Erik Estrada ... Officer Frank 'Ponch' Poncherello

Robert Pine ... CHP Commissioner Joseph Getraer
Paul Korver ... Officer Peter Roulette

David Ramsey ... Officer Sergeant McFall

Judy Sheindlin ... Herself (as Judge Judy Sheindlin)
Jonathan Baker ... Bicyclist

Joe Basile ... Ricardo
John Bebita ... Medic
Jerry Bishop ... Announcer

Stephen J. Cannell ... Bendix

Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. ... Himself
Brian Fenwick ... Slater
Brodie Greer ... Baricza

Googy Gress ... Nyeman

Tom Hallick ... Norris

Sean Holland ... Stormy
Shawnae Jebbia ... Spokesmodel
Allan Kolman ... Russian Tourist
Kyle Kraska ... Newscaster

Paul Linke ... Grossman

Garry Marshall ... Tour Bus Driver

Kathleen Marshall ... Darlene

Claudette Mink ... Monica

Mike Moroff ... Officer
Bruce Penhall ... Bruce Nelson
Katherine Pine ... Tina

Stacie Randall ... Sandy
Laura Robinson ... Harley
Rick Rosner ... Director
Dex Elliott Sanders ... Asahi
Philip Suriano ... Chet
David Van Antwerp ... Keith
Michael Vira ... Franky Jr.

Eileen Weisinger ... Beverly

Eddie Yansick ... Val
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Matt Amshey ... Patrol Officer (uncredited)

Tom Everett ... DMV Snitch (uncredited)

Directed by
Jon Cassar 
Writing credits
Morgan Gendel (teleplay)

Rick Rosner (story) &
Morgan Gendel (story)

Produced by
Erik Estrada .... producer
Christopher Morgan .... producer
Rick Rosner .... executive producer
Larry Wilcox .... producer
Original Music by
Stacy Widelitz 
Cinematography by
David Geddes 
Film Editing by
Ron Spang 
Casting by
Melinda Gartzman 
Production Design by
Bernt Amadeus Capra  (as Bernt Capra)
Set Decoration by
Lori A. Noyes 
Costume Design by
Enid Harris 
Makeup Department
Lori Madrigal .... makeup artist
Jori Jenae McGuire .... assistant makeup artist (as Jori Jenae)
Vicky Phillips .... hair stylist
Production Management
Christopher Morgan .... unit production manager (as Chris Morgan)
Victor Scalise .... post-production supervisor
Cristen Carr Strubbe .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Edmonds .... first assistant director: second unit
Michelle Edmonds .... second assistant director
Rick Johnson .... first assistant director
Anthony Mason .... second assistant director
Ernie F. Orsatti .... second unit director
Nancy L. Ventura .... second second assistant director
Art Department
William Belt .... property master (as Bill Belt)
Sound Department
Kris Campbell .... adr supervisor
John Kestler .... sound editor (as John "JK" Kestler)
Michael C. Moore .... production sound mixer
Donald Murray .... dialogue supervisor
Kurt Peterson .... utility sound
John Rice .... sound editor
Brian Robinson .... boom operator
Phillip Seretti .... sound re-recording mixer
Phillip Seretti .... sound supervisor
Robert W. Vandling .... sound effects supervisor
Janja Vujovich .... post-production sound coordinator
Special Effects by
William H. Schirmer .... special effects supervisor
Robert W. Vandling .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Sean Mullen .... digital compositor: Stargate Films
Richard Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Holley .... motocycle jump stunt
Jim Holley .... stunt double
David Hugghins .... stunts
Zack Milan .... stunt driver
Rick Miller .... motorcycle stunts
Ernie F. Orsatti .... stunt coordinator
Chris Palermo .... stunts
Kevin Scott .... stunts
David Leitch .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Farley .... grip
David Ghegan .... electrician
Jesse Mather .... best boy electric
Maurice K. McGuire .... director of photography: second unit
David Sammons .... first assistant camera: second unit
Gary Tachell .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Beau Desmond .... costumer
Barbara McHugh .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Kerry Michael .... associate editor
Location Management
F. Stanley Pearse Jr. .... location manager
Music Department
Nancy Severinson .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Edward Cook .... transportation co-captain
Kathryn Moll .... driver
Stanley Storc .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
John Bebita .... technical advisor
Thomas Durocher .... police officer
Ernie Garcia .... CHP advisor
Ernie Garcia .... CHP liaison
Steve Gehrke .... script supervisor: second unit
Karen Jarnecke .... assistant production coordinator
Valerie E. Norman .... script supervisor
Dominic Jack Pizzo Sr. .... production assistant
Judi Rosner .... production coordinator
John D. Sarviss .... helicopter pilot (as John Sarviss)
Ozzie Scott .... office production assistant

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Additional Details

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USA:120 min (including commercials) | USA:94 min (video version)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When the driver of the Porsche sees smoke coming from his car he says "Ultimate Driving Machine my butt". "Ultimate Driving Machine" is the BMW marketing slogan.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "V.I.P.: Thunder Val (#1.16)" (1999)See more »


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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
They're BACK!! The EXCITING return of Ponch & Jon!, 2 November 1998
Author: Cheryl A. Williams from Ann Arbor, MI

Finally, the long-awaited CHiPs '99 movie!! Special thanks to TNT for making all CHiPs fans' dreams come true. We get to see all of our favorites (except Harlan and Bonnie) return to the screen and update us on what has been happening in their lives over the past 15 years!

The movie is fabulous--the cool 70's style that first caught my attention, somewhat somewhat to the 90's. It is interesting to see both how the CHP has changed and how the characters (most especially Ponch and Jon) have changed. Yes, there are parts that were very unbelievable, but then again, this is CHiPs, and it only adds to the fun. It's also great to see that it's still possible to produce quality TV today that isn't too profanity-filled/etc. for family viewing. My favorite scene was a much-publicized one in which Jon (Larry Wilcox) really really does his own stuntwork on top of a moving bus--quite impressive!

My only regret is that while we see a lot of Getraer, we don't see much use made of Baricza, Grossman, and Bruce Nelson...their appearances seem almost like cameos. The two new officers (Roulette & McFall) never quite catch my interest, either...they seem like exaggerations of the most distinctive characteristics of Ponch & Jon (really brash & really nice).

A must-see if you watched CHiPs between special attention to the explanation (or lack thereof) of Jon's return to the force (since he wasn't around during the 1982-83 season) and how the writers handle the fact that 2 of Ponch's former partners are hanging around in the movie. Definitely worth the wait!

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