Jon Baker (Dax Shepard) and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello (Michael Pen?a) have just joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Los Angeles but for very different reasons. Baker is a beaten up pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together. Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job—inside the CHP. The inexperienced rookie and hardened pro are teamed together, but clash more than click, so kickstarting a partnership is easier said than done. But with Baker’s bike skills combined with Ponch’s street savvy it might just work...if they don’t drive each other crazy along the way.
CHiPs Release Date
In Theaters March 24, 2017
Starring:Dax Shepard, Michael Pen?a, Rosa Salazar, Adam Brody, Kristen Bell, and Vincent D’Onofrio
CHIPS is the latest in a long line of TV series to be given the big screen treatment. When this happens, the stars of the original series always have opinions on seeing their series rebooted. This one is no exception.
Mar 24, 2017
One Original CHiPs Star Has Some Blunt Thoughts About The New Movie
The characters played by Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell in CHIPS don't exactly have the loveliest of relationships. While he is doing what he can to try and repair their marriage and win back her affection; she truly treats him like garbage and cheats on him regularly.
Mar 23, 2017
Why Dax Shepard Originally Didn't Want To Cast Kristen Bell In CHIPS
Tone is often one of the trickiest aspects of cinematic storytelling. Inconsistency can stop an audience from understanding a movie's intent, and rapid, ungraceful changes can wind up being disorienting for both movie-goers and performers.
Mar 21, 2017
The Awkward CHIPS Scene Dax Shepard Worried About Pulling Off
Actors have it tough sometimes. In order to get prepared for certain roles they occasionally need to go through months of training in order to get their bodies in the proper shape. Kristen Bell's plan for getting in the right condition for CHIPS was not that.
Mar 20, 2017
Kristen Bell Actually Stopped Breastfeeding So Her Cleavage Would Be Perfect In CHIPS
While it doesn't happen 100% of the time, Hollywood has a bit of a pattern when it comes to adapting classic action television shows for the big screen. Whether it's 21 Jump Street, The Dukes of Hazzard or Starsky And Hutch, audiences have seen a surprising amount of dramatic material get really silly and comedic when the material is retrofitted as a feature.
Feb 28, 2017
How CHIPs Will Differ From 21 Jump Street And Other TV Remakes
As we've learned time and time again in Hollywood, inspiration can come from pretty much anywhere. Sometimes it's really good source material that gets the creative juices flowing; sometimes it's hazy memories of a very weird dream; and sometimes it's a result of normal occurrences in everyday life.
Feb 28, 2017
The Random Google Search That Inspired Dax Shepard To Make CHIPs
When TV shows get turned into movies you can expect the stars of the original version to have an opinion. However, Erik Estrada seems confused as to exactly what his opinion is about the new CHiPS movie.
Jan 17, 2017
Erik Estrada Fires Back At Claims He Ripped The New CHIPS Movie
Hollywood has been threatening a movie based on the cops television series CHiPS for nearly a full decade, but only now does the project seem like it actually has some real direction. Dax Shepard, the actor best known for playing Frito in Mike Judge's Idiocracy, has been hired by Warner Bros. to not only write and direct a feature version of the late-'70s/early-'80s series, but also star.
Sep 02, 2014
The CHiPs Movie Is Moving Forward And Has Already Found Its Two Stars