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CHiPs Dates : 1977 - 1983
138 episodes of 50 min
First broadcasting : 18 septembre 1983
Creator(s) : Rick Rosner
Producer(s) : Rick Rosner et C.Y. Chermack
Music : John Carl Parker, Pete Carpenter, Billy May, Mike Post et Alan Silvestri.
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French Traduire


Two nice and smiling cops, Jon and Ponch, monitor the Los Angeles motorways, sitting on their big and beautiful motorcycles.

Sometimes they start because road accidents exist (and yes, otherwise they would be unemployed!). And again if there was only that! There are drivers, gangs, fires, unconscious children, etc ...

Fortunately to breathe and laugh a good blow, there are always colleagues, nice and smiling too!

Agent Jon Baker is the most reasoned of the two. He holds a lot to the procedures and tempers as he can his colleague Franck Poncherello.

Nicknamed "Ponch" by his friends and colleagues (it's almost the same thing), Franck Poncherello is of Latin origin, and it shows. A malicious look, a carnivorous smile, Ponch is very appreciated by women and especially its character is quickly changing. It is an impulsive, virile and always courageous but which does not necessarily take the time to assess the dangers that arise.

In the 1970s, there is always a superior in the police series that sighs before the heroes. What Sergeant Joe Getraer does very well who directs the CHP (California Highway Patrol). The particularity of this sergeant remains its very active participation in police operations. He has very close relationships with his bikers.

Chips is an American television series which was broadcast for the first time in 1977. The series follows the adventures of two officers of California Highway Patrol, Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello, while they patrol the roads of California .

Baker is a former professional motorcyclist who joined the police to convert, while Poncherello is an infiltrated agent sent by the FBI to investigate suspicions of corruption within the CHP. Together, they have to face a wide range of criminals and dangerous situations while working to maintain order and safety on California roads.

During the series, Baker and Poncherello meet a variety of interesting characters, such as their supervisor Harlan Arliss, their colleague Joe Getraer, and their friend and informant Huggy Bear. They are also faced with criminals such as the gang of bikers "Los Muertos" and the Vincent "Vinnie" Malfrat Terranova.

In addition to following the adventures of Baker and Poncherello, the series also addresses important social and cultural subjects of the time, such as racism, sexism and the rights of homosexuals. Over the years, Chips has become a popular and cult series, thanks to its light and entertaining approach to police life and its endearing characters.

The Actors

Larry Wilcox - Officier Jon Baker

Larry Wilcox

(Officier Jon Baker)

Erik Estrada - Officier Francis Llewellyn 'Ponch' Poncherello

Erik Estrada

(Officier Francis Llewellyn 'Ponch' Poncherello)

Robert Pine - Sergent Joseph Getraer

Robert Pine

(Sergent Joseph Getraer)


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The big motorcycle is the Guzzi California which really equipped the Routirere Police.


Filming locations:

  • Long Beach, California, USA
  • Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Malibu, California, USA
  • Montrose, California, USA
  • Paramount Ranch, Agoura, California, USA
  • Queen Mary - 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, California, USA (Ocean Liner)
  • Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, California, USA (Race Track)
  • San Fernando, California, USA
  • Simi Valley Freeway, Simi Valley, California, USA
  • Sylmar, Los Angeles, California, USA (Interstate 210)
  • Tunnel beneath the 6th Street Viaduct, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Venice, Los Angeles, California, USA

Authors of the card

  • Creation date: 2003/07/01 by abdest
  • Last Update: 2008/07/02 by alex06600

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