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Adriana 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, to save her. Trapped and terrified ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ray Sheridan
Cesar Ramos ... Jorge
... Veronica
... Adriana
... Manuelo
... Patty Sheridan
... Alex Green
... Laura
... Hank Jefferson
... Vadim Youchenko
Natalia Traven ... Lupe
... Alejandro
... Moncho
... Don Victor
Leland Pascual ... Thai Boy
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Adriana 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, 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, 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, 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 ... Written by Production

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Each year, more than 1,000,000 people are trafficked across international borders...against their will. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for disturbing sexual material involving minors, violence including a rape, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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18 October 2007 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

The Girls Next Door  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$118,086, 30 September 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$214,202, 21 October 2007
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Trivia

Milla Jovovich was going to play Veronica, but backed out of the role. See more »

Goofs

When Kevin Kline's character brings young Adriana into the bedroom of the house, Manuelo can be heard locking, what seems to be, numerous deadbolts outside of the room. When the door is opened to see if they are done, you don't see any locks on the door. See more »

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[first lines]
Jorge: Happy birthday, Princess!
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Agnus Dei
Performed by Rufus Wainwright
[Played throughout the scene in which Veronica throws herself off the cliff.]
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This is an excellent movie
9 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

I had never heard of this movie and just stumbled on to it by accident. The story was very powerful and meaningful. The acting was absolutely awesome, especially by the two major stars playing the parts of brother and sister, more of the younger girl, but that is not to take anything away from the part of her brother Jorge. He was outstanding. Also, the part of Veronica was superb. She made her scenes gripping. Especially one, and you'll know which one I mean just by watching the movie. Your jaw will drop just like mine did and it will stay with you even after the movie. This is a must see. It is in subtitle and English, so it it easy to follow. Oh yeah, Kevin Kline was an excellent surprise.


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