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CHIPS (2017)

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A rookie officer is teamed with a hardened pro at the California Highway Patrol, though the newbie soon learns his partner is really an undercover Fed investigating a heist that may involve some crooked cops.

Director:

Dax Shepard

Writers:

Rick Rosner (based on the television series created by), Dax Shepard
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Peña ... Ponch
Dax Shepard ... Jon
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Ray Kurtz
Rosa Salazar ... Ava Perez
Jessica McNamee ... Lindsey Taylor
Adam Brody ... Clay Allen
Isiah Whitlock Jr. ... Peterson
Richard T. Jones ... Parish
Ryan Hansen ... Brian Grieves
Jane Kaczmarek ... Captain Jane Lindel
Phil Tyler ... Cooper
Jess Rowland Jess Rowland ... Rathbun
Carly Hatter ... Agent Angela Roth
Justin Chatwin ... Raymond Reed Kurtz Jr.
Vida Guerra ... Ann
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Storyline

An FBI agent goes undercover in the California Highway Patrol as officer Frank "Ponch" Poncherello. Members of the CHP have been robbing cash delivery vehicles and his job is to uncover the perpetrators. At the CHP he is partnered with a 30-something rookie, Jon Baker. Baker is a former professional motorcycle rider with a list of ailments and personal problems who is lucky to be in the CHP. They are very different people and immediately clash. Written by grantss

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Chip Happens

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude sexual content, graphic nudity, pervasive language, some violence and drug use. | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

CHIPS: Patrulla Motorizada Recargada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,722,802, 24 March 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,591,819, 19 May 2017
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

After the trailer debuted, a rumor stated that Erik Estrada, star of the original CHiPs (1977), blasted the trailer as "pure trash". Estrada later tweeted he never said that, and said, "Just watched the CHIPS trailer and laughed. Dax Shepard and Michael Peña are great. Cool stunts too." See more »

Goofs

Pena's character was texting on an iPhone. It just displayed "message", it did not display the name of the person that he was texting to. When texting people, Apple phones displays the name of the person who is being texted. See more »

Quotes

Ponch: She ate my butt.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits start with "The california highway patrol does not endorse this film. At all." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jay Leno's Garage: Keys to Happiness (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Bloody Well Right
Written by Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson
Performed by Supertramp
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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People are being too harsh, very funny film!!
2 April 2017 | by dragonhunter200See all my reviews

As a preface, I have never seen an episode of the original show; I knew Estrada was in it and that's all. So, if you're a fan of the series, I cannot say whether you will enjoy this film (though based on other reviews I've read, it seems unlikely).

What I can tell you is that I had low expectations and just wanted a laugh. Dax Sheppard's films have always been hit-or-miss for me. When I bought the tickets, I wasn't even aware that it was rated R.

I was very pleasantly surprised! My friend and I both laughed non-stop at the off-the-wall humor. The success of the jokes was in the delivery - often very deadpan and unexpected. Some reviewers complained about the sex addiction/masturbation jokes, but I found them hilarious due to Sheppard's sincere concern and Peña's awkward embarrassment.

As a motorcyclist, I very much enjoyed all the bike action and liked that they kept it relatively realistic (but don't look for realism as a general rule; that's not what comedy is about) regarding the necessary skills (Ponche thought he could match Baker and was sorely mistaken) and the comparative speed of a lightweight sport bike vs. the clunky cruisers. I also loved that, when they upgraded to sport bikes themselves, they wore proper full-body riding gear instead of promoting riding in street clothes as most films do.

In short: this is a riot, not an Oscar-winner. Go for laughs, not for a serious cop film.


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