Jackie Chan gets an unlikely new partner in the blockbuster action comedy Skiptrace
directed by Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2
). In the tradition of Rush Hour
and Shanghai Noon
, the Hong Kong superstar teams up with American funnyman Johnny Knoxville for a quintessential buddy action comedy filled with stunts and gags. The U.S.-China co-production's eclectic cast also includes Fan Bingbing, Winston Chao, Eric Tsang and Michael Wong.
Hong Kong cop Bennie Chan (Jackie Chan) has spent years chasing after a notorious underworld boss known as "Matador." He suspects that Matador's true identity is businessman Victor Wong (Winston Chao), but an operation targeting Wong goes wrong. While Bennie is on break, his late partner's daughter Samantha (Fan Bingbing) asks for help finding American gambler Connor Watts (Johnny Knoxville) who ran off with money from the Macau casino she works at. Connor, it turns out, was kidnapped to Russia by the mafia. Bennie has his work cut out for him saving Connor and then dragging him across Russia, Mongolia and China to get back to Hong Kong. Along the way, Bennie learns that Connor may possess important evidence against Wong.