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At Theaters: 9/28/2007 On Video: 1/29/2008
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 53 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 489977
Studio: Lions Gate Films
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When a young girl is kidnapped, her brother sets out to find her. In his search he meets a Texas cop who helps him. Meanwhile his sister and met a young polish woman who is her protector and only friend through the ordeal.
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Drama - This is a serious thriller/drama about human sex trafficking. The rough subject matter makes this film strictly for adults.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Kevin Kline A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION, THE PINK PANTHER
Cesar Ramos TO DIE ON SUNDAY
Alicja Bachleda SUMMER STORM, PAN TADEUSZ
Paulina Gaitan INNOCENT VOICES
Marco Perez AMORES PERROS
Kate Del Castillo AMERICAN VISA
Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner BREAKING LOOSE
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About The Production
Casting The Film
On Location
The Streets Of La Merced
Journeys To The Underground
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PROFANITY: 22 F-words; 2 S-words, 5 GD's, a number of others.
SEX/NUDITY: Rape and unrelated nudity.
VIOLENCE: Hits, stabbings, beatings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, tobacco, heroin, cocaine.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: None.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Average Trade's crime isn't that it's dark or that it provides graphic depictions of rape and abuse, but that we never feel anything for any of the characters. The film isn't only joyless, it's lifeless.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Poor Anything that holds our interest can be entertaining, in a way, but the movie seems to have an unwholesome determination to show us the victims being terrified and threatened. When I left the screening, I just didn't feel right.

USA Today Full Review
Good Though it suffers from some structural flaws and an occasional reliance on melodrama, Trade is a compelling and terrifying look at a serious global problem.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Adriana (Paulina Gaitan) is a 13-year-old girl from Mexico City whose kidnapping by sex traffickers sets in motion a desperate mission by her 17-year-old brother, Jorge (Cesar Ramos), to save her. Trapped and terrified by an underground network of international thugs who earn millions exploiting their human cargo, Adriana's only friend and protector throughout her ordeal is Veronica (Alicja Bachleda), a young Polish woman tricked into the trade by the same criminal gang. As Jorge dodges immigration officers and incredible obstacles to track the girls' abductors, he meets Ray (Kevin Kline), a Texas cop whose own family loss to sex trafficking leads him to become an ally in the boy's quest. 

Fighting with courage and hard-tested faith, the characters of Trade negotiate their way through the unspeakable terrain of the sex trade "tunnels” between Mexico and the United States. From the barrios of Mexico City and the treacherous Rio Grande border, to a secret internet sex slave auction and the final climactic confrontation at a stash house in suburban New Jersey, Ray and Jorge forge a close bond as they give desperate chase to Adriana's kidnappers before she is sold and disappears forever into this brutal global underworld, a place from which few victims ever return.

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