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CHiPs (TV series 1977-1983)


Aka: CHiPs Patrol (USA: syndication title)
Director: Phil Bondelli, John Florea, Gordon Hessler ... more
Year: 1977
Country: USA
Runtime: 60 minutes
Genre: Crime / Drama / Mystery

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"CHiPS," which stood for California Highway Patrol, followed the daily beats of two state motorcycle patrolmen as they patrolled the freeway system in and around Los Angeles. Officer Jon Baker was the straight, serious officer while Frank "Ponch" Poncherello was the more free- wheeling member of the duo; both reported to Sgt. Joe Getraer, who gave out assignments and advice in handling the cases. Each episode saw a compilation of incidents, ranging from the humorous (e.g., a stranded motorist) to criminal investigations (such as hijackings) and tragic incidents (such as a fiery multi-car pile-up with multiple deaths. Other aspects of Ponch and Jon's daily work were highlighted as well; the social lives of both officers (they were both single) often provided the lighter moments. On occassion, Ponch and Jon were assisted by a female "Chippie" at first, the very beautiful Sindy Cahill; and later, the more wholesome Bonnie Clark. In 1982, Ponch got a new partner, Bobby Nelson (series star Wilcox left the show that year), while Nelson's younger brother, Bruce, was a trainee on the force. By now, the female "Chippie" was the attractive Kathy Lindahan. - IMDb

Children's Cast:

Noah Hathaway [11] Tommy (TV Episode: Ice Cream Man) (1982)
Keith Coogan [8] Roland / Rooster / Larry (TV Episode: Vintage '54) (1978)
Lindsay Kennedy [12] Timmy (TV Episode: Vigilante) (1981)
Brad Savage [15] Rick / Pete (TV Episode: Kidnap) (1980)
Byron Thames [14] Kevin Cody (TV Episode: Journey to a Spacecraft) (1983)
Dana Plato [15] Darla / Dana Plato (TV Episode: Roller Disco: Part 2) (1979)
David Friedman [9] Butchy (TV Episode: Ice Cream Man) (1982)
Douglas Emerson [8] Boy in Car (TV Episode: Flare Up) (1982)
Heather O'Rourke [8] Lindsey (TV Episode: Fun House) (1983)
Ike Eisenmann [16] Barry Lasher (TV Episode: High Explosive) (1978)
Panchito Gómez [15] Chico / Robert (TV Episode: Surf's Up) (1978)
Soleil Moon Frye [7] Little Max (TV Episode: Firepower) (1983)
Todd Bridges [14] Todd Bridges (TV Episode: Roller Disco: Part 2) (1979)
Tracey Gold [10] Donna (TV Episode: Drive, Lady, Drive: Part 1) (1979)
Tonya Crowe [9] Marla (TV Episode: Tow Truck Lady) (1980)
Rossie Harris [12] Timmy Getraer (TV Episode: Diamond in the Rough) (1981)
Moosie Drier [16] Wayne (TV Episode: Go-Cart Terror) (1980)
Tammy Lauren [12] Becky Lou / Cheryl / Cheryl Marshall (TV Episode: The Great 5K Star Race and Boulder Wrap Party: Part 1) (1980)
Melissa Sue Anderson [17] Melissa Sue Anderson (TV Episode: Roller Disco: Part 2) (1979)
Philip Boyer Mikie (TV Episode: Career Day) (1977)
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