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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
Celina Jade ... Min
Peter Weller ... Costello
Matthew James Ryder Matthew James Ryder ... Pongchai
Sahajak Boonthanakit ... Kong
Mike Dopud ... Goran
Leo Rano ... Janko
David Westerman David Westerman ... Ivan
Michael G Selby Michael G Selby ... Andre
Tayme Tayme ... Nung
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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All scars tell a story. See more »

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,242, 31 May 2015
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In 2010, Lundgren mentioned Steven Seagal was very briefly considered for a part but there were no serious talks about it. See more »

Goofs

At the start of the movie one of the kidnappers has his hair in a ponytail. In the next shot, the ponytail is gone. 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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Referenced in The Making of 'Skin Trade' (2015) See more »

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Unzip Me
Composed by Edgard Jaude and Jessie Schoen
Produced by Edgard Jaude
Performed by Belle Rev
Courtesy of Inamorata, In Fonts and Omana music Pub.
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Another slave trade drama, with a bit better skin

aHere's a movie of it's worn ilk, that comes off better than you think it will, thanks to some nice little plot differences, it's realistic end, a surprise, leaving a kind of sting in your tale. Face it. There's been so many movies on Human Trafficking, almost more than I've had hot dinners. ST is almost a fresh take on these movies. An aging Dolph who heads a task force against human trafficking, butts heads with a slave trade owner (Ron Pearlman, a nice choice of casting) who in an act of family revenge, (think The Punisher) kill's his beautiful half Asian wife (what a waste) and supposedly daughter. Lundgren's not the only aging actor. His boss and friend, is an almost bald Peter Weller, who looks (pardon me) bloody awful. We also don't have a team player in this task force. Lundgren's furious and no holds barred vendetta to kill Pearlman, becomes the driven plot, in what is an engaging and well made action pic, with not just action to boot. Dolph's force is not the only ones with eyes on Perlman. A Japanese task force is also in operation, a female colleague, working undercover as one of the bought girls. Lundgren's rage and wild antics of course, jeopardizes the Asian operation, headed by Tony Laa. When Dolph enters their territory, being mistaken for the guy who shot Laa's partner and close friend, now he too becomes fueled with revenge. Cary Haya Tagawawa co stars as a another corrupt force and we see a familiar Asian face, at the start, we've seen in too many of these movies, again playing a low down pimp. Skin Trade is exciting action entertainment, a few notches better than others in this weathered slave trade/genre. Don't snub it just cause of it's stereotypical appearance.


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