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Release Date: September 21, 2007

Starring: Kevin Klein, Cesar Ramos, Alicia Bachleda, Pualina Gaitan, Marco Perez, Tim Reid, and Linda Emond

Genre: Drama

Audience: Adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 113 minutes

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John Feltheimer, CEO
Lionsgate
AKA Lions Gate Films
(Roadside Attractions)
2700 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 449-9200
Fax: (310) 255-3870
Website: www.lionsgatefilms.com

Content:

(CC, BB, P, LLL, VV, SS, NN, AA, DD, MM) Strong Christian worldview with moral elements from a Roman Catholic viewpoint where young teenage girl prays for deliverance from evil criminals and an American cop helps a Mexican boy save his kidnapped sister, with some revenge themes; 52 obscenities and six strong profanities; strong violence such as hitting, females kidnapped by force, stabbing, suicide, depicted rape; depicted rape but no nudity in one scene, implied pedophilia and some sexual references in dialogue; partial female nudity in photos and upper and rear male nudity; alcohol use; smoking, man uses cocaine and kidnapped females are drugged; and, kidnapping, revenge, sex slavery, Mexican teenagers pretend to be pimps in order to steal an American’s money, and illegal immigration of women into the United States to sell them for sex.

Summary:

TRADE is a hard look at the worldwide sex trade, in a story about a Texas cop who helps a Mexican boy save his kidnapped younger sister, who’s being moved illegally to the United States to be sold to the highest bidder for sex. TRADE doesn’t pull many punches and contains strong foul language, but it also doesn’t wallow in the depravity of its subject matter and contains strong positive Christian content.

Review:

TRADE is a hard look at the worldwide sex trade. The movie focuses on two incidents where a young Polish woman and a 13-year-old Mexican girl are kidnapped in Mexico City and taken across the border into the United States.

Adriana, a 13-year-old girl, is kidnapped off the streets of Mexico City. She is thrown in with several other kidnap victims, including a teenage boy and a Polish woman named Veronica. Jorge, Adriana’s 17-year-old brother, finds out who’s taken her. He follows them across the border.

As Jorge dodges the border patrol, he meets Ray, a Texas cop searching for his missing daughter. Convinced by Jorge’s story, Ray helps Jorge locate his sister. They discover that the kidnappers are taking her to New Jersey, where they plan to sell her to the highest bidder. Meanwhile, Adriana finds comfort in her Christian faith, praying for deliverance from her kidnappers. Happily, her prayers are answered.

Next to abortion, the sex trade is the shame of the modern world. TRADE doesn’t pull many punches, but neither does it wallow in the depravity of its subject matter. This is definitely adult material, however, with plenty of strong foul language and some strong sexual content and brief nudity. The movie seems too slow and long, which dilutes its dramatic impact. On the positive side, Adriana finds comfort and deliverance in her Christian faith. Her brother’s story ends more darkly, on a note of revenge.

In Brief:

TRADE is a hard look at the worldwide sex trade. The movie focuses on a young Polish woman and a 13-year-old Mexican girl who are kidnapped in Mexico City and taken across the border into the United States. Adriana, a 13-year-old girl, is kidnapped off the streets of Mexico City. She joins several other kidnap victims, including a teenage boy and a Polish woman named Veronica. Jorge, Adriana’s 17-year-old brother, finds out who’s taken her. He follows them across the border. As Jorge dodges the border patrol, he meets Ray, a Texas cop searching for his missing daughter. Convinced by Jorge’s story, Ray helps Jorge locate his sister. They discover the kidnappers are taking her to New Jersey, where they plan to sell her to the highest bidder.

TRADE doesn’t pull many punches, but neither does it wallow in the depravity of its subject matter. This is definitely adult material, however, with plenty of strong foul language and some sexual content. The movie may be too long. On the positive side, Adriana finds comfort and deliverance in her Christian faith. Her brother’s story ends more darkly, on a note of revenge.