CHiPs: Season 6, Episode 9

Return to Death's Door (12 Dec. 1982)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Ponch tries to persuade a young drag racer, the brother of a friend killed in a race, to leave the sport.



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Episode credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Joe
Bill Cross ...
Big Jim Telford
Tina Gayle ...
Mrs. Williams
Gaby Mandelik ...
Ralph Manza ...
Chris (as Lee H. Montgomery)
Bruce Penhall ...
Tom Reilly ...


Ponch tries to persuade a young drag racer, the brother of a friend killed in a race, to leave the sport.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery




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12 December 1982 (USA)  »

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Final series appearance of Ellen Geer who had played four different characters between 1978 and 1982. See more »


Bobby Nelson was over 20 seconds behind Williams when he arrives and tells Poncherello he thinks Williams was doing about 90 MPH. Being that far back, he would have no means to accurately or lawfully determine the exact speed of Willaims' car. See more »

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

In Return To Death's Door,a guy is arrested for hill racing.He holds a grudge against Ponch because his brother, Ponch's friend, died while racing him. He blames Ponch for the death of his brother and challenges him to a race on a road popular with racers which involves a deadly curve,which is known to them as the Death's Door.

Ponch tries to persuade a young drag racer who challenges him to leave the sport.Also in this episode,Ponch and Bruce also tries to capture a pair of honeymooners that steal a car.

This episode tries to capitalize on what the show is known for:road chases and featuring a sport in it.The sport involved here is racing.These reasons alone make the show worth watching.

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