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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Ellen Geer plays Mrs. Williams, who had a son about the same age as Poncherello. The character appears to be too young to have had a child that old, and this is due to her being only 8 years older than Erik Estrada. See more »


When the Camaro goes over the hill, there are no cars on the side of the road, and the only vehicles behind it and the Firebird were the CHP motorcycles, yet in the subsequent scene, there are several cars and friends of the racers present. 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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