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Trade of Innocents (2012)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 28 September 2012 (USA)
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A couple grieving the loss of their own daughter set out to rescue young girls sold into the sex slave trade.


Christopher M. Bessette (as Christopher Bessette)


Christopher M. Bessette (as Christopher Bessette)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dermot Mulroney ... Alex Becker
Mira Sorvino ... Claire Becker
John Billingsley ... Malcolm Eddrey
Trieu Tran ... Duke
Thawanrat Tantituvanont Thawanrat Tantituvanont ... Amy
Fah Nilratsirikul Fah Nilratsirikul ... Tuyen
Oak Keerati Oak Keerati ... Thanh Le (as Oak Keerati Sivakuae)
Sahajak Boonthanakit ... Police Chief Pakkadey
Deedee Kumphasee Deedee Kumphasee ... Chantra
Saichia Wongwirot Saichia Wongwirot ... Brothel Thug
Kecha Khamphakdee Kecha Khamphakdee ... Brothel Thug
Jonathan Isgar Jonathan Isgar ... Stan (as Jonathan James Isgar)
Teerawat Mulvilai Teerawat Mulvilai ... Kosal
Jan Yousagoon Jan Yousagoon ... Sophea
Xanny Disjad Xanny Disjad ... Be


In the back streets of a tourist town in present-day Southeast Asia, we find a filthy cinder block room; a bed with soiled sheets; a little girl waits for the next man. Alex (Dermot Mulroney), a human trafficking investigator, plays the role of her next customer as he negotiates with the pimp for the use of the child. Claire (Mira Sorvino), Alex's wife, is caught up in the flow of her new life in Southeast Asia and her role as a volunteer in an aftercare shelter for rescued girls where lives of local neighborhood girl's freedoms and dignity are threatened. Parallel story lines intertwine and unfold twists against the backdrop of the dangerous human trafficking world, in a story of struggle, life, hope and redemption in the "TRADE of INNOCENTS." Written by monterey media inc.

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic material involving sex trafficking of children, and some violence | See all certifications »


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USA | Thailand



Release Date:

28 September 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Targ niewiniatek See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$588, 7 October 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$15,059, 4 November 2012
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mira Sorvino also starred in the mini series Human Trafficking (2005) about the same subject but as a law enforcement officer. See more »

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Trade of film, an all too common trade
31 October 2014 | by videorama-759-859391See all my reviews

So many films on child and human trafficking are coming out, it's hard to keep up. Trade Of Innocents is a well meaning film on the subject. It just isn't the best. It concerns a grieving couple (Sorvino and Mulroney), trying to come to terms with the death of their daughter. They support a organization, helping to rescue kids who are being pimped out, to foreign pedophiles, as such a middle aged guy (a creepy John Bilingsley- Croc 3). He's the stereotypical pedophile, where they're are so many instances in Trade Of Innocents, that are clichéd, it's tense building up to finale, kind of strengthens it, livens it, and redeems it, but by this time, it's really too late. I did find bits of the film, were just weak and linear. I like Dermot Mulroney, and it was good to see him here, as I haven't seen much of him nowadays, but one feels he was miscast, where obviously Sorvino, outside of acting, has taken a personal and vested interest in this cruel trade, very much mirroring her character in Human Trafficking, where here, she's not as strong a character as she was in the latter, but shows the same initiative. The Aussie who's part of the anti trafficking organization, was a different angle, but desperate one, as was stereotypical like how his fate turned out and going undercover to buy some girls, as you see in many HT documentaries, like Dateline whatever, where too a nice bike chase, added some other tension, besides the norm of scenes you see in these slavery dramas. The film does throw in some smart tricks, as in Mulroney's character, like surreptitiously taking a photo of child and pedo in a bar, but really doesn't change the fact that this is just a more weaker film as to say Human Trafficking, Trade or Lilet Never happened. Yet still the film shows a likable initiative in a not so bad drama, for people who like this topic, a manifold of dramas probe.

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