CHiPs: Season 6, Episode 18

Firepower (6 Mar. 1983)

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In order to find the source of stolen explosives, Ponch and Bobby go undercover as members of a motorcycle gang. Meanwhile, Bruce dates a female motor biker.



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Episode credited cast:
Tom Reilly ...
Bruce Penhall ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Asparagus ...
Richard Bean ...
Biker (as Dick Bean)
Paul DeAngelo ...
Darrell Fetty ...
Little Max
Angela (as Anna Garduño)
Tina Gayle ...
Laurence Haddon ...
Mr.Richardson (as Larry Haddon)
Michael MacRae ...
Big Crazy / Barton James Whalen


In order to find the source of stolen explosives, Ponch and Bobby go undercover as members of a motorcycle gang. Meanwhile, Bruce dates a female motor biker.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery



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6 March 1983 (USA)  »

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Acting debut of Fred Asparagus. See more »


A jump of about 15 feet from a bridge onto a moving truck's hard roof while implausible for being able to land on the truck would have resulted in serious injury and at the very least disabled Poncherello, yet he is OK and stops the truck. See more »

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15 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Firepower starts with Ponch, Bobby, and Webster chase an explosives truck that caused an accident. Someone in the back throws out a hand grenade which makes Webster's cruiser flip over. Ponch and Bobby go undercover as hard-core bikers to investigate at a local motorcycle grand prix that Bruce is racing at.

The next day, Ponch and Bobby are back in uniform when a call comes in to Central from a trucker. He is forced to stop and his truck is hijacked. The truck ends up to be carrying a volitile experimental chemical called RNI.

Later, Ponch and Bobby are undercover again and goes to a bar.They warn the bar owner and waitress about the danger of RNI. Ponch gets a weird feeling when one of the racers drops out and one of the bad guys joins in. Meanwhile, the waitress discovers that the bad biker guys have been storing RNI in the bar's storage room.Later,they Ponch and Bobby bust the gang of bikers that are selling these dangerous weapons on the black market.

This is one of the better episodes of the 6th season and Phil Bondelli,a regular CHiPs director did a wonderful job in it especially with the special effects involving explosives despite the fact that explosives have already been dealt with in past episodes of CHiPs. Also,in this episode,we get to see Bruce get involve with a female motorbiker.That is sort of refreshing especially since most of the episodes have always been about Ponch and the women he gets involved with.

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