I love CHiPs....of the late 70s and early 80s, but not this 99 video. It's very cheesy. You can't compare this to the series, no way except for the characters, except of course they got older and for the most part, they gained some weight. John Baker still looks the same, but he gained a bit weight too, but not as much as Erik Estrada, eeew, his face especially (Eyes...eeeeeeew) Too bad they don't have the original CHiPs on tape, now that would be better than this one. It had its moments, but I didn't get the same feel as I would with the original series...mayber perhaps Baker and Ponch were younger, and more fun to watch???
Ponch comes back to temporarily help the CHP capture car jacking theives. John Baker, the captain, reunites with Ponch, and Ponch helps heal John's wounded pain of Ponch leaving the force and not inviting John to Ponch's wedding. Ponch explains to him the reason for the leave. Although, if you watched the series, at the end, it was Baker who left to ranch his family ranch in Colorado and Ponch stayed. Through the movie, they show a few short clips of the old series when Contraire (the captain in the old series, now commisioner)John, and Erik remembers the old days together.
If you want to collect this just to have CHiPs, then go for it, I suggest though that you try to see if it's available at a movie rental place, ie blockbuster. If it's not available that way, try to buy it less than 6 bucks via online. I hope this helps.