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Traded is a 2016 American Western film directed by Timothy Woodward Jr. and starring Kris Kristofferson, Trace Adkins and Michael Paré.


The film opens with the narrator stating that women have little value in the West and many become prostitutes. Women are sold and traded like property in Kansas.

In a western cabin 17 year daughter, Lily, asks Dad, Clay, if she can go to the tie dance and he says no despite Mom s support. Son, Jake, is sent outside to fetch some honey and is fatally bitten by a rattlesnake. After the funeral and the passage of time, the family is dysfunctional. The mother is in a deep depression and the daughter runs off to become a Harvey girl. Clay, a former gunslinger, follows with guns in hand to rescue his girl.

Clay shows his daughter s picture to anyone who will look. He breaks the nose of the stagecoach ticket man for lying to him. Daughter, Lily has befriended a man named Rig Marlowe who sells her to become a prostitute. Clay Travis first goes to Wichita to find the Harvey Girl tryouts. No one has seen Lily. Billy the bartender tells Clay to find Rig. Billy also has some sage advice: There is a battle in every man between evil and anger or love and hope. The winner of the two extremes is decided by which side the man feeds.

Clay goes to the Rusty Spur to join a card game with Rig Marlowe, Silas and Charlie. Rig has been caught cheating and Silas shoots him dead. With the Marlowe lead lost, Clay moves on to the Spinning Wheel Saloon run by Ty Stover. Ty denies seeing Lily and after checking with Ty s whores, the Piano Girl says she s seen her, but can t remember where. Clay and the bouncer have a big fist fight. Clay goes upstairs to find Ty gone. Clay returns to the bouncer where Bartender Billy ends the fight with a gunshot and lets Clay leave. Dad moves on to find Ty at the local firehouse. He learns Ty sold Lily to a man named Lavoie for a new fire bell. Dad leaves Ty hanging by a noose and leaves for Dodge City to find Lavoie. Before leaving, he kills another man from his past in a shoot-out.

Getting off the train in Dodge City, he meets a woman who is so ugly her name is only Girl . She is a slave to Cavendish, her step-dad, who in turn has captured Clay. Clay is chained to his chair but the next morning he kills the step-dad and sets Girl free. An old girlfriend and prostitute, Nell, gives Clay a tip on Lavoie who has just taken over the French Chateau whorehouse.

At French Chateau Levoie tells his son Kipp and gangster Jeb how important family is to life. A couple of whores come in to Levoie s office to demand some working conditions. His response is to shoot the first whore dead and to send the remaining girl back to tell the rest of the woman that the dead woman s snatch went dry and she had to leave town . Clay comes looking for his daughter Lily and tries to escape with her. The Girl helps Lily but Clay is captured.

Back home Mom is writing a note and then heads to the barn carrying a rope. Girl takes Lily to safety back at her house.

Levoie and his henchmen torture Clay for killing his brother in Wichita. Once again when left alone Clay outsmarts his captor and escapes. Clay goes looking for Lily at Girl s house, but Levoie s men have beaten him there and he finds Girl dead having been shot by one of Levoie s men, but no sign of Lily. A shootout then occurs and Billy the Bartender comes to his rescue. Clay returns to French Chateau to find his daughter, where he kills Levoie.

Clay and Lily finally escape and head for home. Clay finds a note from Mom and assumes suicide. Lily rushes over to the barn. Lily then spots Mom bringing a horse to the barn and the family is united again.


  • Michael Paré as Clay Travis
  • Trace Adkins as Ty Stover
  • Tom Sizemore as Lew Crawford / Lavoie
  • Kris Kristofferson as Billy
  • Brittany Elizabeth Williams as Lily Travis
  • Constance Brenneman as Amelia Travis
  • Hunter Fischer as Jake Travis
  • Marie Oldenbourg as Girl
  • Martin Kove as Cavendish, Girl s Step Dad
  • Natalia Cigliuti as Nell Craft
  • Joshua LeBar as Rig Marlowe
  • Quinton Aaron as Silas
  • John Ryan McLaughlin as Charlie
  • Michael J. Long as Kipp
  • Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereau as Jed (credited as Kaiwi Lyman )
  • Kelly Kristofferson as Claire
  • Tom Snake Dancer Troutman as Cowboy In Bar


The film has a 40% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Year 2016
ReleaseDate 2016-06-10
RuntimeMins 98
RuntimeStr 1h 38min
Plot 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.
Awards Awards, 2 wins & 3 nominations
Directors Timothy Woodward Jr.
Writers Mark Esslinger
Stars Kris Kristofferson, Trace Adkins, Michael Paré
Produced by Jose Alvarado,Lauren De Normandie,Kelly Ervin,Craigar Grosvenor,J. Mark Grosvenor,Michael Long,Christopher Brian Nicoletti,Henry Penzi,Eric Peterson,Kirk Peterson,Peter Sherayko,Timothy Woodward Jr.
Music by Samuel Joseph Smythe
Cinematography by Pablo Diez
Film Editing by Ned Thorne
Casting By Lauren De Normandie
Production Design by Christian Ramirez
Costume Design by Nikki Pelley
Makeup Department Shirley Do,Lindsay Skinner,Drew Talbot,Lillian Vince
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Charles Edward Bennett,Cody Boesen,Alex Davis-Lawrence,Sean McClay,Louis Sallerson,Sarah Snow,Josh Tessier
Art Department Aaron Higgins,Marshall Langohr,Zachary Smith,Paul Umbriaco
Sound Department Maui Holcomb,Emily Matsunami,Sam Mutch
Special Effects by Frank Ceglia,Phylo Holaday,Rudy Perez,Frank Toro
Stunts Kurtis Anton,Angelique Kenney,James Logan,David Mattey,Rick Moffatt,John Nania,Brian Oerly,Joe Perez,Eric Perrodin,Ardeshir Radpour,Omid Zader
Camera and Electrical Department Natalie Abraham,Matthew Arner,Alex Bunin,David Cardoza,John T. Connor,Randy Crisco,Edwin Cude,Cole Ellett,Tania Espinosa,Spencer Frankeberger,Dana Fytelson,Tommy Oceanak,Russell Prior,Sarah Remetch,Tyler Rousseau,Jose Salvador Sanchez,James Swartz,Jesus Trevino,Charles Wibert
Costume and Wardrobe Department Alisha Needham,Cheryl Rusa
Editorial Department Juan Ignacio Cabrera,Fran Lorite,Tyler Raifsnider
Script and Continuity Department Simoné Gallon-Langton,Rachel Nelson
Additional Crew Michael Alves,Richard Bachellor,Isabelle Baumgartner,Jerry Bestpitch,Brittany Chalmers,Norjmoo Chimedtseren,Alex Davis-Lawrence,Gaelle Harvey,Tashika Hinton,Michelle Huynh,Ashley Jeter,Raquel Lucero,Chase Matthews,Morgan McCarthy,Larry Poole,Ardeshir Radpour,Christian Santiesteban,Terence Sims,Kevin Vargas
Thanks Luke Martino
Genres Action, Western
Companies Status Media & Entertainment, Puppy Entertainment
Countries USA
Languages English
ContentRating Not Rated
ImDbRating 5
ImDbRatingVotes 2726
Keywords harvey girl,1880s,pie,honey,piano