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CHiPS: Law & Disorder - Dax Shepard vs Michael Peña feature


Feature by Jack Foley

CHiPs: Law & Disorder arrives on DVD on July 31, 2017 and is available now on Digital Download.

Dax Shepard (Hit & Run, Parenthood) and Michael Peña (Ant-Man) star in the action comedy CHIPS: Law & Disorder, the latest American Buddy Cop movie.

Strap in for a comedy adventure full of witty one-liners and outstanding performances from your favourite comics.

In CHiPs we witness extreme rivalry between Ponch and Jon, so to celebrate the comedy duo of the year pitting against each other, we take a look at some of Dax Shepard and Michael Pena’s past films…

Hit and Run

Hit and Run is a 2012 comedy starring Kristen Bell and comedy legend Dax Shepard as a young couple. Charlie (Shepard) was once a getaway wheelman for gang bank robbers, but when he falls for Annie (Belle), Charlie’s criminal past fades into the background. When Annie lands an interview for her dream job in L.A., Charlie vows to take her on a road trip to California.

However, complications arise when Annie Charlie find themselves being chased by a friend from the past (Bradley Cooper), a federal Marshall (Tom Arnold) and a band of misfits. This post-modern rom-com is packed with goofy charm and a cast full of unpredictable, humorous characters, proving Shepard’s comedy prowess.

War on Everyone

2016’s action-packed comedy, War on Everyone sees the hilarious Michael Peña and Alexander Skarsgård as two crooked New Mexico police offers. Terry (Skarsgård) and Bob (Peña) take on a major robbery while on suspension for abusing their authority one too many times. Familiar with the crime world, the pair set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path.

Brilliantly executed, Peña is clever and hilarious in this witty, dark comedy.

Let’s Go to Prison

Let’s Go to Prison is a 2006 crime comedy starring Dax Shepard and Will Arnett. After a series of schemes carried out by Felon John Lyshitski (Shepard), the son of the judge who put him in jail, Nelson Biederman IV (Arnett), is wrongly convicted of a crime.

John manages to become Nelson’s cellmate, pretends to be his friend, and offers Nelson terrible advice on how to survive life in prison. However, to John’s surprise, after one year in jail Nelson is the “top dog” in the prison heirarchy. In this adult jail-house comedy, Shepard plays the antagonist and nightmare of every spoiled, rich kid.

Observe and Report

Alongside Seth Rogen and Ray Liotta, Michael Peña stars in the cop comedy Observe and Report. Ronnie (Rogen), an ambitious mall cop, is called into action to stop a flasher from turning Forest Ridge Mall into his personal peep show.

Ronnie, along with Dennis (Peña) and the Yuen twins (John and Matthew Yuan) seize the opportunity to showcase their detective talents. When these mall cops can’t catch the culprit, Detective Harrison (Liotta) is recruited to close the case. Peña’s take on the stereotypical Hispanic cop laughs in the face of American intolerance.

CHiPs: Law & Disorder

CHiPs: Law & Disorder put the two comedy heavy weights Michael Peña and Dax Shepard in unlikely circumstances in this take on the 1977 television series. Jon Baker (Shepard) and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello (Peña) have just joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Los Angeles, but for very different reasons.

Baker is a former freestyle motorcycle racer desperately trying to patch up his battered marriage. On the other hand, Poncherello is an FBI agent working undercover to investigate an armed car robbery. These two couldn’t be more different, but Jon’s loyal and patient character proves to be a good match alongside Poncherello’s fiery Latino temper.

CHIPS: Law & Disorder is available on DVD and Digital Download now.