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Traded (2016)

Not Rated | | Action, Western | 10 June 2016 (USA)
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In the 1880s western "Traded", a father must leave his ranch for Dodge City to save his daughter from an old enemy, putting his reputation as the fastest draw in the west to the test.

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Mark Esslinger
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Credited cast:
Kris Kristofferson ... Billy
Trace Adkins ... Ty Stover
Michael Paré ... Clay
Tom Sizemore ... Lavoie
Martin Kove ... Cavendish
Brittany Elizabeth Williams Brittany Elizabeth Williams ... Lily Travis (as Brittany Williams)
Constance Brenneman ... Amelia
Quinton Aaron ... Silas
Natalia Cigliuti ... Nell
Joshua LeBar ... Rig Marlowe
Kaiwi Lyman ... Jed
Michael Long ... Kipp (as Michael J Long)
Kelly Kristofferson Kelly Kristofferson ... Claire
Hunter Fischer ... Jake Travis
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kurtis Anton ... Kyle Rutherford
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In 1880s Kansas, sharpshooter turned rancher, Clay Travis (Michael Parè), goes from happily married father of two to a man on a mission after the tragic death of his son and the disappearance of his daughter. Determined to bring his daughter home safely, and to protect what little family he has left, Clay leaves his quiet ranch and heads to Wichita and then to Dodge City while tracking an evil brothel owner, LaVoie, with the help of an unlikely companion, Billy. Together they set out to destroy LaVoie and his henchman and save Clay's daughter while leaving a trail of gun smoke and dead bodies in their wake. Written by IvanWong

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harvey girl | 1880s | pie | honey | piano | See All (52) »

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Revenge is a bitter deal.

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Action | Western

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Kris was 80 years old at this time when he played the role of Billy. See more »

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Travis has a rope tied around Stover's neck and he ties the other end tightly to the back of a wagon. As he lets go of the rope to head toward Stover, the rope loses tension, but it is still tight on Stover's neck. See more »

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Father relentlessly pursues his enslaved daughter in the gritty Old West
26 April 2018 | by WuchakkSee all my reviews

RELEASED IN 2016 and directed by Timothy Woodward Jr., "Traded" stars Michael Paré as a father ruthlessly pursuing his runaway daughter (Brittany Elizabeth Williams) who has fallen prey to slavers in the prostitution trade. Trace Adkins plays an intimidating saloon owner while Kris Kristofferson is on hand as a bartender seeking redemption from the filth he's forced to live amidst. Tom Sizemore plays a nasty buyer in the slave-whore business.

This is a low-budget Western that has some technical weaknesses, like dubious continuity/editing, but a compelling story, gritty tone, brutal violence and fine locations, costuming & score. If you don't appreciate dark, violent modern Grade B Westerns like "Hickok" (2017) and "6 Guns" (2010) don't bother. The plot is obviously a melding of "Hardcore" (1979) and "Taken" (2008) in the Old West, but without the blockbuster resources. There are a lot of UN-pleasant elements as we see what those saloon babes REALLY had to go through in the Old West.

There are some unexpected highlights, like Marie Oldenbourg as "Girl" in a meaty subplot, but the way it concludes (the subplot) is a missed opportunity. As dark and brutal as the movie is, there are thankfully brief rays of light, hope, reverence and (hopefully) happiness.

THE MOVIE RUNS 1 hour 38 minutes and was shot at Paramount Ranch, Agoura, California and areas nearby. WRITER: Mark Esslinger.

GRADE: B-


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