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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

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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 »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dax Shepard, Josh Duhamel and Kristen Bell previously acted together in When in Rome (2010). See more »

Goofs

As Ponch pulls away from the bank robbery you see a California state flag flying in front of the building. See more »

Quotes

Ponch: She ate my butt.
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Bright (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

I Will Always Love You
Written and Performed by Dolly Parton
Courtesy of RCA Records Nashville
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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This is the worst movie I have ever seen
26 March 2017 | by dfw_txsSee all my reviews

At least 3 occasions I almost walked out, but my wife wanted to suffer through to the end so we stayed. This was the typical "cop- buddy" comedy, with one key difference from say the Starsky and Hutch remake: It was not funny at all.

When I say not funny at all, I did not even crack a smile, and found myself looking at my watch. The plot is totally ridiculous, and the jokes were primarily about Ponche's sex addiction where he has to masturbate in public bathrooms, yes I am not kidding. Another theme is about Ponche's fetish about eating women's butts, clean or dirty. Yes, I am not kidding. That was a central plot line.

Then there is John Baker his partner. He is basically portrayed as a opiate pill head who drives his bike high on opiates who has not taken a dump in weeks.

Then there is the "hilarious" sequence where Ponch keeps crashing his motorcycle. Here again, it just was not funny.

I guess if you are a teenager you might find the non stop bathroom/sexual stuff funny. I just cannot fathom how any adult could walk out of the theater with any other impression than they just wasted 2 hours of their life.


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