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Skin Trade (2014)

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After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests, NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.

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Dolph Lundgren (screenplay), Steven Elder (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolph Lundgren ... Nick Cassidy
Tony Jaa ... Tony Vitayakul
Michael Jai White ... Reed
Ron Perlman ... Viktor Dragovic
Celina Jade ... Min
Peter Weller ... Costello
Matthew James Ryder Matthew James Ryder ... Pongchai
Sahajak Boonthanakit ... Kong
Mike Dopud ... Goran Dragovic
Leo Rano ... Janko Dragovic
David Westerman David Westerman ... Ivan Dragovic
Michael G Selby Michael G Selby ... Andre Dragovic
Maethi Thapthimthong Maethi Thapthimthong ... Nung (as Tayme)
Tasya Teles ... Rosa Cassidy
Chloe Babcook ... Sofia Cassidy
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Storyline

Nick, a tough NY cop, runs afoul of the Russian mob engaged in human trafficking, and they end up killing his wife and daughter for revenge. Determined to make them pay, he follows the kingpin to Bangkok, the hub of their activities. He teams up with a Thai detective and they decide to wipe out the entire organization and terminate their business entirely. Written by Anonymous

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Blood for blood. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence throughout, disturbing sexual content, nudity, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Thailand | Canada | USA

Language:

English | Thai

Release Date:

23 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Battle Heat See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$162, 10 May 2015

Gross USA:

$1,242
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dolph Lundgren has 2 daughters and while researching and filming he became deeply involved with the CAST organization, a non profit group for rescued slave victims. Dolph stated he would find himself getting emotional on set due to the film's content. See more »

Quotes

Nick Cassidy: I don't know where she is. But whatever it takes, wherever I have to go, I'm gonna find my daughter.
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Negotiation Is Over !!!
24 April 2015 | by ActionFan-ReviewsSee all my reviews

Expectations are admittedly low for many direct to DVD action titles to star many of the former action heroes from the 80's/90's like Steven Seagal, JCVD and Dolph Lundgren. Skin Trade proves to be one of Dolph's best films to have come out in years and a gem amongst the many B action films you can find at your local Wal Mart bin. Although Dolph kicks ass in the film, the main reason to watch is Tony Jaa. It's good to see him back in action in something worth watching after the atrocious Ong Bak 3. His Acting is surprisingly good and he gets a fair amount of dialogue to practice his English skills and crack one liners. I hope to see him in many more movies like this in the future. Another surprise is the supporting cast of the film. Michael Jai White , Peter Weller and Ron Perlman definitely elevate the film above the typical mediocre status these movies have. Although the story is a bit cliché and familiar, what group of people deserve there comeuppance in an action film more than human traffickers. The movie definitely provides on the hard hitting bloody action that fans will expect. The intense fight sequences pack a solid adrenaline rush. Overall, exceeded my expectations and is a movie that action buffs will enjoy .

7/10


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