Chip Happens

This film uses characters from the popular TV show of the 1970s and 1980s, but is definitely not family fare. Jon Baker and Frank ’’Ponch’’ Poncherello 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. Ponch is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job. 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. The studio has kept this away from the media, which is never a good sign.

100 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Nudity, Violence).
Action, Comedy, Crime.
I wanted chips with that.
I wanted chips with that.


Michael Peña, Dax Shepard, Jessica McNamee, Adam Brody, Ryan Hansen
Dax Shepard
ScreenplayDax Shepard
MusicFil Eisler
CinematographyMitchell Amundsen
EditingDan Lebental
Made in2017
Produced byPrimate Pictures, Warner Bros.

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction, comedy, crime
LanguageStrong, frequent
NudityMild, infrequent
ViolenceStrong, frequent
Drug abuseNone
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USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for crude sexual content, graphic nudity, pervasive language, some violence and drug use.
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Herman Lategan quote iconDié CHiPS nie 1970's s'n.

Average .. 50%



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