Michael Peña and Dax Shepard play mismatched California Highway Patrol officers in this big screen resurrection of the cheesy ’70s cop series CHIPS.
Shepard’s pro-biker Jon Baker joins the force to win back his estranged wife (Kristen Bell), while Peña’s FBI agent Frank ‘Ponch’ Poncherello goes undercover to bust crooked cops within the CHP ranks. That’s pretty much the extent of the plot (written by Shepard, who also directs), which is driven by raunchy gags and crude one-liners rather than the chaste source material. Needless to say CHIPS doesn’t aim high, keeping the action loud and the jokes below the belt – where Peña’s face inevitably winds up at one point. This sh–t never happened to Larry Wilcox and Erik Estrada! It’s all dumb buddy cop fun in the company of two affable stars.
Release Date: 19 July 2017
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Michael Peña, Dax Shepard, Vincent D’Onofrio