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Ponch has returned to the police force, and is determined to help his friend Jon in investigating various car thefts.

Director:

Jon Cassar

Writers:

Morgan Gendel (teleplay), Rick Rosner (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Larry Wilcox ... Capt. Jon Baker
Erik Estrada ... Officer Frank 'Ponch' Poncherello
Robert Pine ... CHP Commissioner Joseph Getraer
Paul Korver Paul Korver ... Officer Peter Roulette
David Ramsey ... Sgt. McFall
Judy Sheindlin ... Herself (as Judge Judy Sheindlin)
Jonathan Baker Jonathan Baker ... Bicyclist
Joe Basile ... Ricardo
John Bebita John Bebita ... Medic
Jerry Bishop Jerry Bishop ... Announcer
Stephen J. Cannell ... Bendix
Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. ... Himself
Brian Fenwick Brian Fenwick ... Slater
Brodie Greer Brodie Greer ... Baricza
Googy Gress ... Nyeman
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Ponch has returned to the police force, and is determined to help his friend Jon in investigating various car thefts.

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Taglines:

It's their road. It's their rules.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

CHiPs '99 See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Turner Films Inc. See more »
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Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The computer in the "million dollar concept car" that requires a PIN is actually a "Sharp el-6560" memo-master personal data assistant. If you look closely, you can see buttons for the different days of the week on the buttons. See more »

Goofs

When Jon is looking into box trucks involved in auto-theft on the database, the one item listed is dated as 1976. Even though this event is in a 1977 episode of CHiPs. See more »

Connections

Referenced in V.I.P.: Thunder Val (1999) See more »

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They're BACK!! The EXCITING return of Ponch & Jon!
2 November 1998 | by cherylawSee all my reviews

Finally, the long-awaited CHiPs '99 movie!! Special thanks to TNT for making all CHiPs fans' dreams come true. We get to see all of our favorites (except Harlan and Bonnie) return to the screen and update us on what has been happening in their lives over the past 15 years!

The movie is fabulous--the cool 70's style that first caught my attention, somewhat somewhat to the 90's. It is interesting to see both how the CHP has changed and how the characters (most especially Ponch and Jon) have changed. Yes, there are parts that were very unbelievable, but then again, this is CHiPs, and it only adds to the fun. It's also great to see that it's still possible to produce quality TV today that isn't too profanity-filled/etc. for family viewing. My favorite scene was a much-publicized one in which Jon (Larry Wilcox) really really does his own stuntwork on top of a moving bus--quite impressive!

My only regret is that while we see a lot of Getraer, we don't see much use made of Baricza, Grossman, and Bruce Nelson...their appearances seem almost like cameos. The two new officers (Roulette & McFall) never quite catch my interest, either...they seem like exaggerations of the most distinctive characteristics of Ponch & Jon (really brash & really nice).

A must-see if you watched CHiPs between 1977-83...pay special attention to the explanation (or lack thereof) of Jon's return to the force (since he wasn't around during the 1982-83 season) and how the writers handle the fact that 2 of Ponch's former partners are hanging around in the movie. Definitely worth the wait!


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