Skiptrace is a 2016 Hong Kong-Chinese-American action comedy film directed by Renny Harlin, produced by, starring and based on a story by Jackie Chan. The film co-stars Chinese actress Fan Bingbing and American actor Johnny Knoxville. It was scheduled for release in China on December 24, 2015 but was rescheduled to July 22, 2016, then opened a day earlier.
Hong Kong detective Bennie Chan (Jackie Chan) has been tracking notorious crime boss “Matador” – whom he believes to be businessman Victor Wong (Winston Chao) – for over a decade after the death of Bennie’s partner Yung (Eric Tsang). When Yung’s daughter Samantha (Fan Bingbing) gets into trouble with Wong’s crime syndicate, Bennie must track down an American conman, Connor Watts (Johnny Knoxville), who gambles his way through Chinese casinos after being banned in America and he witness the murder of a woman named Esther Yee in Wong’s Macau casino. However, before Bennie can find him, Connor is kidnapped by a Russian kingpin to answer for leaving his daughter pregnant.
After intercepting several Russians, Bennie rescues Connor. Bennie races against the clock to bring Connor back from Russia to Hong Kong. But after Connor steals Bennie’s passport and burns it, the unlikely pair is forced to travel on foot and embark on a perilous adventure from the steppes of Mongolia to the windswept dunes of the Gobi Desert. While on journey, Connor reveals that he has a phone that Esther gave to him before she dies on his side. The phone is encrypted with a thumbprint access. Bennie then learns that the person who is capable to unlock this phone is none other than the “Matador.”
Connor sees Wong on the news and recognizes him as Esther’s murderer. Bennie learns that Samantha is already taken by Wong’s right-hand man, Willie, and his men, threatening to kill her if Bennie refuses to bring the phone back to Hong Kong. Connor parts ways with Bennie, giving him evidence that could lead to Wong’s arrest. Reaching Hong Kong, unfortunately the plan doesn’t go well when the phone denies access to Wong’s thumbprint, meaning that Wong is not Matador at all. Bennie is detained but he later escapes with Connor’s help and follows a clue to the whereabouts of Samantha.
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