CHiPs: Season 5

MGM/UA (1981)

Drama, Adventure, Crime, Action
USA / English / 1290 mins
IMDb 6.4

Cast — View More ↓

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


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


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.


Episode 1: Suicide Stunt

60 min Oct 04, 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

Episode 2: Vagabonds

60 min Oct 11, 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

Episode 3: Moonlight

60 min Oct 18, 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

Episode 4: The Killer Indy

60 min Oct 25, 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

Episode 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

Episode 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

Episode 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

Episode 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

Episode 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

Episode 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

Episode 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

Episode 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

Episode 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

Episode 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

Episode 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

Episode 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

Episode 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

Episode 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

Episode 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

Episode 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

Episode 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

Episode 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.

Episode 23: Trained for Trouble

60 min Apr 04, 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

Episode 24: Ice Cream Man

60 min Apr 18, 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

Episode 25: Overload

60 min May 02, 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

Episode 26: K-9-1

60 min May 09, 1982
Ponch and Jon work with police sniffer dogs on the trail of bombs, drugs and thieves.
Director: Leslie H. Martinson
Writer: Stephen Lord

Episode 27: Force Seven

60 min May 23, 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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