FILM TITLE: SKIPTRACE
GENRE:
CONSUMER ADVICE: 10-12PG V
DISTRIBUTOR: BLACK SHEEP FILMS
DIRECTOR: RENNY HARLIN
MAIN CAST: JACKIE CHAN,JONNY KNOXVILLE,BINGBNG FAN
LANGUAGE: INFREQUENT LOW IMPACT
NUDITY: INFREQUENT ,INSIGNIFICANT
PREJUDICE: NONE
SEX: NONE
VIOLENCE: FREQUENT ,MILD TO MODERATE IMPACT
BLASPHEMY: NONE
DRUG ABUSE: NONE
COMMENTS: THE FILM FOLLOWS BENNY CHAN ,A POLICE OFFICER IN HONG KONG WHO FOR THE PAST NINE YEARS HAS BEEN HUNTING FOR THE KILLERS OF HIS FORMER PARTNER YUNG. WHEN YUNG DIED,HE REQUESTED CHAN TO TAKE CARE OF HIS DAUGHTER SAMANTHA. SAMANTHA NOW WORKS AT A CASINO WHICH IS OWNED BY NOTORIUS GANGSTER VICTOR WONG ,BELIEVED TO HAVE KILLED YUNG. IN A TWIST OF EVENTS ,YUNG EMERGES FROM NOWHERE AND CONFESSES THAT UNLIKE CHAN ,HE HAD CHOSEN POWER AND NOT THE HONOUR OF BEING A POLICE MAN AND THAT THE CHIEF OF POLICE AND WONG THE GANGSTER WORKED FOR HIM. THE MATERIAL CONTAINS COMPLEX AND MATURE THEMES WHICH EXPLORE ISSUES OF REVENGE ,CRIMINAL UNDERWORLD ,SEEKING JUSTICE ,PURSUIT FROM DANGER ,HOSTAGE TAKING ,RELATIONSHIP AND FRIENDSHIP. HOWEVER THERE IS A POSITIVE OUTCOME OF DETERMINATION ,PERSERVERANCE ,TEAMWORK AND GOOD TRIUMPHING OVER EVIL. THE THEMES ARE HANDLED WITHIN A LIGHT -HEARTED /COMEDIC CONTEXT. SOME OF THE UNDERLYING ARE POSITIVE AND HAVE GOOD SOCIAL VALUES WHICH COULD BE RE-AFFIRMING FOR CHILDREN. CHAN IS A DEDICATED COP WHO SEEKS JUSTICE DESPITE THE CHALLENGES HE FACES. THE CONTENT MAY CONFUSE ,UPSET ,DISTRESS OR THREATEN THE SENSE OF SECURITY OF CHILDREN BELOW 10 YEARS OF AGE WHO ARE UNABLE TO PROCESS CONTEXTS COGNITIVELY AND IMMEDIATELY MAKE SENSE OF THEM . IN ADDITION THEY ARE NOT EMOTIONALLY OR MORALLY DEVELOPED TO WITHSTAND SUCH DYNAMICS.PARENTAL GUIDANCE IS ADVISED FOR CHILDREN BETWEEN 10 AND 12 YEARS TO ENABLE THE PARENT TO ENCOURAGE DIALOGUE AS WELL AS PROVIDE CONTEXT AND REASSURANCE.