Driven by different motivations, a pair of California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers must find a way to put differences to use as they investigate a multi-million heist that potentially involves some of their own.
Dax Shepard had always wanted to do a motorsports comedy and pay homage to the CHiPs television series, with him and Michael Peña in lead roles. In an interview with Vulture, Shepard expressed that he had always looked for something that could put motorsports and comedy together into one, but he needed a safety net to get the green light. He found the 1977-1983 CHiPs television series to be his safety net. Warner Bros. announced the film on September 2, 2014, with Andrew Panay attached to the project as Shepard’s co-producer. CHiPs was released on March 24, 2014. In August 2015, the film was chosen by the California Film Commission to gain $5 million in tax credits. It earned a total of $27 million worldwide against a production budget of $25 million. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, CHiPs holds a low approval rating of 17% based on 101 reviews. On Metacritic, it gained an average score of 28/100. Market research firm CinemaScore’s poll of the audience revealed an average grade of B-. PostTrak also disclosed that the film received an overall 74% from the audiences.
about the movie
CHiPs is a 2017 American action comedy buddy cop film that follows two cops with different motivations and conflicting personalities as they join forces to investigate a heist that may involve some crooked cops. It stars Michael Peña and Dax Shepard in the lead cast, with Rosa Salazar, Adam Brody and Vincent D'Onofrio in supporting roles. It is based on the 1977-1983 American crime drama television series created by Rick Rosner for NBC. It was written and directed by Shepard.