CHiPs is a 2017 American action comedy buddy cop film written and directed by Dax Shepard, based on the 1977-1983 television series of the same name created by Rick Rosner. ChiPs Full Movie stars Shepard as Officer Jon Baker and Michael Peña as Frank "Ponch" Poncherello, with Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Brody, Rosa Salazar, Vida Guerra, and Kristen Bell in supporting roles.Principal photography began on October 21, 2015 in Los Angeles. The film was released on March 24, 2017 by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Directed by Dax Shepard
Produced by Ravi D. Mehta
Written by Dax Shepard
Based on CHiPs
by Rick Rosner
Music by Fil Eisler
Cinematography Mitchell Amundsen
Edited by Dan Lebental
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
March 24, 2017 (United States)
Country United States
Budget $25 million
Box office $?
In September 2014, Warner Bros. announced that Shepard would write, direct, and star in the film as Officer Jon Baker, and that Michael Peña would portray Frank "Ponch" Poncherello.In May 2015, Vincent D'Onofrio was announced to be playing a former cop turned car thief and gang-leader.In September, Adam Brody joined the film to play an officer, while Rosa Salazar and Shepard's wife Kristen Bell also signed on to star. A few weeks later, Jessica McNamee signed on to play Lindsey Taylor, a tough young California Highway Patrol officer. In November, Jane Kaczmarek joined the film to play the police captain. In March 2016, it was announced that Ryan Hansen would join the film.
On September 2, 2014, Warner Bros. announced a film adaptation of the 1977-1983 TV series CHiPs created by Rick Rosner, Andrew Panay would be producing along with Dax Shepard. Shepard will also write, direct and star in the film. It was announced that Panay would produce the film through his Panay Films along with Ravi Mehta. In August 2015, the film was selected by the California Film Commission to receive $5.1 million in tax credits.
On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 21% based on 56 reviews, and an average rating of 3.8/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "CHIPS abandons the endearing innocence of its source material, using the titular cop show's premise as a setup for aggressively lowbrow gags that prove only mildly arresting at best." On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the film has a score 29 out of 100, based on 21 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B–" on an A+ to F scale.