CHiPs: Season 5

MGM/UA (1981)
Drama, Adventure, Crime, Action
USA | English | Color | 21h 30min

Lighthearted look at the adventures of two Highway Patrol officers in Los Angeles. The main characters are Jon Baker and Frank Poncherello, two motorcycle officers always on the street to save lives.

Cast View all

Randi Oakes
Erik Estrada Officer Francis Llewelyn Poncherello
Robert Pine Sergeant Joseph Getraer
Bruce Penhall
Paul Linke
Larry Wilcox Officer Jonathan A. Baker
Michael Dorn
Lew Saunders
Lou Wagner Harlan Arliss
Brodie Greer
Brianne Leary
Clarence Gilyard Junior
Tina Gayle

Crew View all

Writer Rick Rosner
Producer Cy Chermak, Paul Rabwin
Photography Peter Salim, Robert F. Sparks
Musician Alan Silvestri, John Carl Parker

Episodes View details

1 Suicide Stunt 60 min | Oct 03, 1981

Ponch and Jon organize a stakeout to catch thieves who have ripped off a motorcycle show ticket office.

Director: Michael Caffey
Writer: Frank Telford
2 Vagabonds 60 min | Oct 10, 1981

A family in a camper van cause an accident to claim the insurance money. Ponch and Jon give chase.

Director: Bruce Kessler
Writer: William Douglas Lansford
3 Moonlight 60 min | Oct 17, 1981

Ponch and Jon investigate reports of toxic waste being dumped. Meanwhile, the other officers try to get the Sarge in on a celebration of Ponch and Jon's fourth anniversary as partners.

Director: Earl Bellamy
Writer: Rudy Dochtermann
4 The Killer Indy 60 min | Oct 24, 1981

John and Grossie are having lunch at the Family Fun Park when Steve McLeish goes by chasing motorcycle speeders who are leaving a trail of accidents in their wake.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson
Writer: Milt Rosen
5 Weed Wars 60 min | Oct 31, 1981

Due to lack of laws on minors a young boy is used for drug smuggling.

Director: Earl Bellamy
Writer: Rudolph Borchert
6 Anything But the Truth 60 min | Nov 08, 1981

Jon and Ponch try to track down a man who is terrorising female drivers, and aren't helped by the fact that their main witness is a compulsive liar.

Director: Michael Caffey
Writer: Dick Nelson
7 Bomb Run 60 min | Nov 15, 1981

The CHiPs have a task at a flight show. Bear meets his former girlfriend and nearly spouse Terry. Terry and her dad are planing to rob the flight show bureau. She tries to catch Bear again even she's married. Ponch takes flying lessons and is quite good, only the landings doesn't allow him to fly alone.

Director: Phil Bondelli
Writer: Richard B. Mittleman
8 Diamond in the Rough 60 min | Nov 22, 1981

A friend of Getraer's son is involved in an accident, while a gang of criminals plot a complex bank robbery. Getraer is giving Timmies friend a home while they're searching for his dad. Timmies friend has much problems with the role of a father as he never had one.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson
Writer: Aubrey Solomon, Steve Greenberg
9 Finders Keepers 60 min | Nov 29, 1981

Steve is chased and harassed by criminals after recovering their stolen car. Jon falls for a country and western singer.

Director: John Peyser
Writer: Robert Biheller, W. Dal Jenkins
10 Fast Money 60 min | Dec 05, 1981

Hijackers use a hi-tech device in order to steal bearer bonds.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson
Writer: Larry Alexander
11 Concours d'Elegance 60 min | Dec 13, 1981

Jon and Ponch investigate a scam designed to skim profits from auction sales of rare antique motor cars.

Director: John Patterson
Writer: Frank Telford
12 Mitchell & Woods 60 min | Dec 18, 1981

Female patrolwomen Mitchell and Woods find themselves on the trail of a murder suspect. You look for the CHiPs here? Sorry to disappoint you.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski
Writer: Rick Edelstein
13 Breaking Point 60 min | Jan 03, 1982

Ponch has a bad accident. After that he's not able to drive his motorbike and get's vacation from Getraer. His sister Patti visits him and both begin to think about a new start. The fellow officers have much to do to bring Ponch back.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson
Writer: Vander Cecil
14 Tiger in the Streets 60 min | Jan 10, 1982

Jon and Ponch pursue a vengeful mechanic and an escaped tiger. The leader of a poor conditioned animal park is blaming for that but he does not tell the police. Jon and Ponch meet a pretty deputy.

Director: Charles Bail
Writer: Stephen Lord
15 Bright Flashes 60 min | Jan 17, 1982

A criminal gang equipped with a powerful laser cause havoc, committing robberies and blinding witnesses. Ponch drives an Oldtimer race and Jon tries to help an old Western star who is giving up. Wayne Cato's horse has a secret that helps catching the laser attackers.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson
Writer: James Doherty
16 Battle of the Bands 60 min | Jan 31, 1982

A group of punk rockers cause trouble and get caught stealing and breaking into cars.

Director: Barry Crane
Writer: Larry Mollin
17 Alarmed 60 min | Feb 14, 1982

A gang is wanted for grand theft auto when they hunt down valuable cars for big money.

Director: Phil Bondelli
Writer: Rudolph Borchert
18 In the Best of Families 60 min | Feb 21, 1982

Jon and Ponch try to apprehend a family of car thieves who steal a CHP cruiser and commit robberies with it.

Director: John Florea
Writer: Richard B. Mittleman
19 Silent Partner 60 min | Feb 28, 1982

Escaping car thieves injure Grossman. Jon and Ponch mistake a man with a hearing and speech defect for a drunken driver.

Director: Gordon Hessler
Writer: Bruce Shelly
20 Flare Up 60 min | Mar 07, 1982

CHP officers evacuate a neighborhood where a chemical tanker overturned, spilling a potentially toxic gas.

Director: John Florea
Writer: Larry Mollin
21 The Game of War 60 min | Mar 14, 1982

Ponch and Jon have to deal with a bunch of soldiers whose war games get out of hand.

Director: Gordon Hessler
Writer: Marshall Ragir
22 A Threat of War (a.k.a. Karate II) 60 min | Mar 21, 1982

Ponch and Jon tackle two karate chopping gangs. The officers meet Andy Macedon, Danny and Rivas again. A pine plant programm helps to solve the gang problems. No one believes Andy that he is no criminal anymore.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson
Writer: Doug Heyes Jr.
23 Trained for Trouble 60 min | Apr 03, 1982

While trained animal bank robbers make monkeys of the cops, Ponch discovers that a lookalike in CHP uniform is a stripteaser at a ladies only nightclub. The man behind the animal robberies only tries to help a woman who is badly hurt by his fault.

Director: Barry Crane
Writer: Larry Alexander
24 Ice Cream Man 60 min | Apr 17, 1982

An ex-CHP officer who became a criminal and then an ice-cream man gets caught up in a truck-robbing operation. The son of the ice cream man meets him believing his dad died years ago.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson
Writer: William Douglas Lansford
25 Overload 60 min | May 01, 1982

Computer-theft plotters jam the CHP computer center and attempt to rendezvous with an ocean-bound yacht.

Director: Robert Pine
Writer: Robert Mitchell, Esther Mitchell
26 K-9-1 60 min | May 08, 1982

Ponch and Jon work with police sniffer dogs on the trail of bombs, drugs and thieves.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson
Writer: Stephen Lord
27 Force Seven 60 min | May 22, 1982

Lt. John LeGarre(Fred Dryer), and Officers Skip Nichols (Tom Reilly) and Cindy Davis (Donna Kei Benù) belong to a secret LAPD police unit dedicated to the preservation of human life through the use of martial arts.

Director: Lee H. Katzin
Writer: Stephen Downing


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