Starring: Dax Shepard, Michael Peña, Vincent D’Onofrio, Adam Brody, Rosa Salazar, Vida Guerra, Kristen Bell, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Wilmer Valderrama
Action comedy written and directed by Dax Shepard based on the 1970’s TVseries of the same name. The story follows Jon Baker (Dax Shepard) and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello (Michael Peña) who 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.
When they are teamed together they 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. Soon they find themselves in a situation like none other when a sadistic ex-cop, Vic Brown (Vincent D’Onofrio), and his motor vehicle theft hitmen are wreaking havoc throughout their city.
Best Quotes from Trailer:
Jon Baker: We’re the California Highway Patrol. This job is crucial. Without us out there…
Ponch’s Boss: California Highway Patrol, I think they have some crooked cops. We want you to go on the inside.
Frank ‘Ponch’ Poncherello: To go undercover within the department, that’s awesome.
Ponch’s Boss: We linked you with a rookie named Jon Baker.
Frank ‘Ponch’ Poncherello: So who am I playing?
Ponch’s Boss: Francis Llewelyn Poncherello.
Frank ‘Ponch’ Poncherello: Are the first two female names?
[the captain laughs]
Sgt. Hernandez: Jon, I like you. You remind me of my husband.
[she shows Jon a photo of her husband who is cross-eyed]
Jon Baker: He is really handsome.
Sgt. Hernandez: You’ve had twenty-three surgeries. You can ride a motorcycle, I’ll give you that.
Jon Baker: Yes, ma’am. Like a mother.
Sgt. Hernandez: No.
Jon Baker: What’s up, I’m Jon.
Frank ‘Ponch’ Poncherello: Poncherello.
Jon Baker: Awesome, man. we’re partners. Let’s keep this up with a real thing.
[he goes to hug Ponch, but Ponch pushes him away]
Frank ‘Ponch’ Poncherello: Woh, dude.
Jon Baker: If you’re homophobic or whatever, that’s cool.
Frank ‘Ponch’ Poncherello: No. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. You think I’m homophobic…
Brian Grieves: Jon Baker the Baker?
[Ponch watches as Baker and Grieves hug whilst in their underwear]
Jon Baker: Pretty badass, being all suited up for battle.
Frank ‘Ponch’ Poncherello: By looking like UPS drivers?
Brian Grieves: Supercool. Go brown, right.
Jon Baker: This job is my one shot at saving my marriage.
Baker’s Wife: What are you wearing?
Jon Baker: My uniform.
Frank ‘Ponch’ Poncherello: It’s like you’re three beers too intimate.
Jon Baker: I’m a tough motorcycle cop. I got no emotion.
Ponch’s Boss: What’s your job?
Frank ‘Ponch’ Poncherello: Find the dirty cops.
Jon Baker: You’re FBI.
Frank ‘Ponch’ Poncherello: Yep.
Frank ‘Ponch’ Poncherello: Okay, we need to focus.
[just then he gets distracted as a woman bends over]
Jon Baker: Are you kidding me right now?
Frank ‘Ponch’ Poncherello: I’m just like kind of powerless to when it comes to yoga pants, you know.
Jon Baker: Let’s get you out of this parking lot, you have a visible erection. You think you can ride with that?
[points to Ponch’s crotch]
Frank ‘Ponch’ Poncherello: I don’t know.
Jon Baker: We don’t know who in this department is in on this.
Jon Baker: We’re like Jay Z and Beyoncé. We are ride or die.
Frank ‘Ponch’ Poncherello: I’m Jay Z.
Ponch’s Boss: If you screw up this case, you’re fired!
Ponch’s Boss: Have you got a legitimate lead?
Frank ‘Ponch’ Poncherello: We have a suspect’s head, that’s a victory.
Ponch’s Boss: Nasty!
Frank ‘Ponch’ Poncherello: I was trying..
Ponch’s Boss: Just damn nasty!!!
Jon Baker: I need to get into some warm water.
Frank ‘Ponch’ Poncherello: I’m not going to carry you there!
Jon Baker: I saved your life yesterday.
Frank ‘Ponch’ Poncherello: Oh, my God! I knew you were going to bring it up.
Jon Baker: Grab me and get it over with.
[Ponch picks up Baker, who’s in his underwear, as they’re walking, Ponch slips and his face lands in Baker’s crotch]
Jon Baker: Your face went on my…
Frank ‘Ponch’ Poncherello: No, no, no, no! There was no contact.
Jon Baker: I could have swore I felt either your nose or your lips.
Frank ‘Ponch’ Poncherello: Nope! There might have been like a, a little, like a little bit of contact.
CHiPs is set for release in the US and UK March 24th.