|Skin Trade (2014)|
|Rating: 5.7/10 (3,508 votes)
Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham
Writer: Gabriel Dowrick (screenplay), Steven Elder (screenplay), Dolph Lundgren (screenplay), Dolph Lundgren (story)
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Tony Jaa, Michael Jai White, Ron Perlman
Runtime: 96 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Released: 23 Apr 2015
|Plot: 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.|
A Cambodian girl leaves her village for Bangkok. After arriving, she is kidnapped, drugged and sold into the skin trade.
In Newark, New Jersey, detective Nick Cassidy captures a criminal named Dex. Cassidy learns Serbian mobster Viktor Dragovic is in town. Meanwhile, in Asia, undercover detective Tony Vitayakul has his cover blown while attempting to buy a Vietnamese girl from a group of human traffickers. Tony kills the men and frees the girl.
During a briefing, Captain Costello explains that Dragovic runs a large-scale human trafficking operation. Dragovic’s sons Goran and Ivan run their father’s operations in the Middle-East and South-East Asia, respectively. As one of Dragovic’s ships approaches America, Cassidy and the department prepare to intercept it.
Dragovic arrives at the New Jersey docks. After discovering the trafficked women inside his container have died of suffocation, Dragovic shoots the ships captain in the head. As the police move in to arrest Dragovic, a shootout ensues. Cassidy chases Dragovic and his son Andre as they flee. He shoots Andre in self-defense and arrests Dragovic. While Dragovic is in custody, Ivan and Goran blow up Cassidy’s home in an attempt to avenge their brother’s death, killing Cassidy’s wife Rosa and daughter Sofia. Cassidy is shot in the back and left for dead, but he survives.