Stolen from the Suburbs (2015) Movie Script

- Get the hell away from us!
- It's ok man, just relax.
I'm not going to hurt you.
What do you want?
I just want to help.
My name is Johnny
I work at the Los Angeles teen
I heard you guys were held up
Is that some kind of church
No, nothing like that.
We're not going back to the
That's ok.
You don't have to do
anything you don't want to do.
What's in the bag?
Breakfast. Want some?
Wait, Cooper,
we don't know this
guy, what if he's a creep?
That's smart.
It's good to be careful.
Let me just take a bite,
to prove that it's good.
When was the last time you guys
had something to eat?
It's really good.
Look, there's a lot more where
that came from.
We got showers, clean clothes,
all at the shelter. Beds, too.
Please, I haven't had a shower
in weeks.
We go to the shelter, and they'll
send you back to your stepfather.
Hey, wait, wait, wait!
Nobody's going to send you
anywhere that you don't want to go.
We're nongovernmental,
we don't give your names
to the cops,
we don't even make you live in
the shelter,
we got no curfew,
We're just trying to help.
We got showers, food, clean
You can take what you
want, and leave the rest.
No cops, and no curfew?
That's right.
How about you just
come take a look?
If you don't like what you see,
you can walk away.
What do you got to lose?
Let's go.
Come on.
Here we are.
Oh yeah it's just right in here.
- No! Hey!
- No, stop! Stop!
Get in there!
Who's this?
I picked up some new
How many?
Two. Just like you asked.
A boy and a girl.
How do they look?
How do they always look?
Young and dirty, like they're homeless.
The homeless kids don't last long, the
syndicates are looking for some healthier stock.
Yeah, I'm working on it.
But healthy kids are difficult,
Elena. They take time.
Look, I don't care how long it takes, stop
whining like a little bitch and get it done.
Hey, Emma, get up!
- Hey!
- Hey, you're back early!
New record.
Is this the start of your
midlife crisis kicking in?
Maybe, I'm thinking about
getting a Maserati next week.
- Oh, that'd be nice!
- Mhm.
Yeah, you're not driving it.
Hey, did you get a new locket?
Yeah, I put dad's photos
Are you ok?
Yeah, Mom, I'm fine.
Emma, it's alright to miss him,
I miss him, too.
Seriously, I'm ok. It's been a
year already.
Where's my photo?
Oh, my gosh, Mom!
I don't need a photo of you,
you follow me everywhere I go.
That's because you're so cute.
Come have breakfast with me.
- Mom!
- Come on!
- Mom, I'm not really hungry.
- Come on.
Gosh. You're such a control
I am not a control freak.
Yeah you are, you're
a helicopter.
What? I'm a what?
A helicopter, Mom.
You're always hovering.
Where's this coming from?
You don't let me drive.
Because you don't have a
California license yet.
You don't let me date.
- Who do you want to date?
- I don't know, but Mom, I'm 16, I should be allowed to date.
You're right, I know.
So, I can date?
Um, you can date, but I have
to meet him first.
I really gotta get going.
But, Mom, it's Saturday?
I still have to work.
But you promised you'd take me
to the mall first.
- When did I promise that?
- Yesterday.
I'll take you to the mall if you
eat breakfast.
- Where do you want--
- Oh, right here.
- Alright.
- Alright.
- Wow, wow!
- Bye!
Wow, how are you getting back
Courtney's going to drop me off,
- Hey, Emma, what's up?
- Hey, Courtney!
- Hey!
- Hi!
I'm Katherine Hudson, nice to
meet you.
You, too, Mrs. Hudson.
Alright, well, we're going to
go, so I'll see you later.
Well, what about my hug?
Hug your mom, Emma!
I love you so much.
I love you, too.
- Alright, bye!
- Have a good time.
Bye, thank you.
Oh, my God, I just met this guy
last week, he's so boss,
- You're going to love him.
- OK
- Hey, girls.
- Hey, Johnny.
- You look nice.
- Thank you.
Adam, this is my friend Emma,
she's from Wisconsin, so be nice.
Oh, Wisconsin's cool!
How are
you liking it in Cali?
It's pretty sweet.
Pretty sweet.
Well, are you guys down
to take a little walk?
- Yeah.
- Yeah!
Alright, let's do it.
This is Emma,
leave a message after the beep. Beep!
Katherine, good morning.
- What a great site.
- It is, isn't it?
So look, I was just going over
the plans again
and I want to double check that the
earthquake proofing is all up to code
- because what we have now--
- Oh!
Let me help you with this.
- Get that side, now you get the plans, I'll get the table.
- Ok
There you go, good as new!
You're pretty handy.
Well my dad was a contractor back in Wisconsin,
so I grew up on a construction site.
The plans, they look great, but I'm
concerned about the earthquake resistance,
I don't know if we have enough
steel in here.
Well, I put harmonic absorbers and
a base isolation in the foundation
that reduces the need for steel
cord structure by thirty percent.
You sure about that number?
I'm positive about that number,
but you can double check if you want.
No, no, I believe you.
I have been wanting to ask you
how the move is going, though,
because that's got to be
a big change.
It's great, it's really great.
But I do have a random question
for you.
When I was coming in I saw a missing
person sign on that light post.
And now you're wondering if your
new home is safe.
It is absolutely safe.
100 percent.
You know, a lot of these kids
that go missing,
they're runaways.
It's sad, they're from bad neighborhoods,
and they get into drugs, gangs,
and it's absolutely terrible,
but it's not something that
happens around here.
It's not something that happens
where you live.
In fact, somebody should
probably take that sign down,
Because a developer is going to come,
and it's just going to freak him out.
Yeah, right.
- Are you going back to the office now?
- Yes, right now.
Would you mind taking down that
sign, actually?
- Uh, sure.
- Ok.
- Ok, good luck out here.
- Alright, we'll see you later.
Thank you.
Hey! What are you doing?
Excuse me?
- Why'd you take the sign down?
- The what?
The missing person sign in your
hand, why did you take it down?
I, uh...
Did you find Piper?
Then put it back up.
Excuse me, who are you?
Anna Fray. I'm a case worker
at Saving Innocents.
Saving what?
The anti-human trafficking
Why'd you take down the sign?
Well, my boss told me that you just
put it in the wrong neighborhood.
Do you know where Piper
was last seen?
The beh. Two miles from here.
Oh, ok. I get it.
I'm really sorry.
How sorry?
You sorry enough to come and
Volunteer for what?
We need people to answer the
hotline tonight.
Oh, I'm sorry, I can't, I have to
pick up my daughter from the mall.
Oh, you have a daughter?
How would you feel if it was your
daughter that had been taken?
Excuse me?
What would you say to someone who
took your daughter's sign down?
Ok, I get it, I understand,
and I'm really sorry.
Sorry doesn't cut it.
Don't take down any more signs.
So the movie's called Agave?
Yeah. It's like the Agave plant.
It's a documentary about the
origins of tequila.
It sounds cool.
It's awesome!
Or it would be if Johnny got off
his skinny ass and finished in.
Oh, ok, you know Courtney
happens to like my ass.
It's true, I do.
Are you ok?
Asthma. I'm fine.
- Care to do some research?
- Give me some of that.
That's nasty!
Oh, no. I'm good.
- You don't drink?
- No, I'm in club soccer.
So, you got to keep
in shape.
Oh, ok, she's a good girl,
doesn't want to get mom mad.
Leave her alone,
I think it's cool
that you don't drink.
- What position do you play?
- Midfield.
That's a lot of running.
Yeah it is.
You want to get out of here?
A walk on the beach
sounds romantic.
That's me, baby.
So what do you want to do?
I don't know, what do you want
to do?
I could shoot you.
Like a fashion shoot.
Take some photos, you know.
Yeah, well I think you need a
model for that.
You're as beautiful as any model
I've ever seen.
Hey, Mom?
Can I go to the movies with
Courtney tomorrow?
Maybe, if you tell me who you
were with today.
I wasn't with anybody, just
What about those boys?
What boys?
The two boys that I saw you
- You were spying on me?
- No.
But I told you I want to know
who you're hanging out with.
I'm not hanging out with them.
Are you dating one of these
Oh my gosh, you are so
It's ok if you want to start
I just don't want you sneaking
around behind my back.
- I'm not sneaking behind your back, Mom!
- Good!
Good! I'm glad we got that
cleared up.
What's his name?
What's his name?
- Adam.
- Adam. Adam who?
I don't know.
You don't know his last name?
No, Mom, I just met him.
Is he at your school?
He's a photographer.
- At art school?
- I don't know!
Ok, how old is he?
I don't know,
Nineteen or something.
Nineteen! Don't you think that's
a little old for you?
No, I don't.
Ok, well, I would like to meet
Mom, that is not happening.
If you're going to start hanging out with
boys then I need to know who they are.
You can't control who I hang out
with, this isn't Afghanistan.
We'll I'm your mother, and it's my
job to know who your friends are.
You know I wish dad was still
alive because he wouldn't care.
I love you Emma, I really love
And I'm sorry that your dad
isn't here
and I'm sorry if it seems like I'm doing
a horrible job of raising you on my own,
but I am doing the best
that I can.
Whatever, Mom.
I'm going to hang out with Adam,
and there's nothing you can do
to stop me.
Ok, if you talk to me like that,
Emma Hudson, and you will be grounded.
Grounded, seriously?
Ok, you asked for it, 24 hours.
- You can't ground me, Mom.
- I just did.
- You know, I'm going to my room.
- No!
No! Put your plate in the sink,
Happy, Mom?
Yes, thank you.
So my mom saw us with the
boys yesterday.
I take it that didn't go so
Nope, she grounded me.
- She grounded you?
- Yeah, She thinks I'm like 10 years old or something.
- That's harsh.
- I know.
Hey, girls.
- Hey.
- Hey.
- Hey.
- Hi.
Where's Adam?
He couldn't make it, he came
down with some kind of flu.
That sucks, Emma busted out of mom
lockdown just so she could see him.
No, it's ok.
I got a surprise.
Guess who got a new car?
You didn't!
Black Wrangler. Want to take it
for a spin?
I'm here with Emma, doofus,
we're supposed to go see a movie, remember?
She could fit inside the jeep,
- Yeah.
- Oh, no, you guys go ahead.
Come on!
- No, it's ok.
- Are you sure?
Yeah, seriously.
Ok, love you.
- Let's go. Later.
- Bye.
Coming in.
Emma Hudson, you open this door
right now.
Emma, I'm not kidding,
open the door.
Open this door this instant or there's
going to be serious consequences. Emma!
Emma, alright I'm going to take
the lock off
I don't believe it.
You ok?
Yeah, I'm fine, I thought you
were sick or something.
Yeah, that's what I told Johnny.
But the truth is, I wanted
to hang out with you.
Just the two of us.
That sound ok?
Yeah, that sounds great.
Alright. Come on.
This is Emma,
leave a message after the beep. Beep!
Emma, listen,
I'm sorry, can you just please
call me back.
You're scaring me now. Please!
So, um, when did you move out
About a month ago.
Do you like it?
I like--
- Hey, wow, you ok?
- Um...
Let me help you, let me help
- Come to the shade.
- I don't really feel that good.
You ok?
Yeah, yeah, it's she's kind
of a sweet girl.
..., get your head
together, kid.
- Did you do the checklist?
- Yes, just like you said.
- Parents?
- Father's dead.
What about the mother?
They just moved here from Wisconsin,
so she doesn't know anybody.
I got it.
Alright, Romeo. Get working on
the next one.
Make sure they're nice and
clean. We got orders coming in.
No, no, Courtney!
No! Stop! Courtney!
No! Please! No!
I found you.
My name is Melena.
I know you must all have a lot
of questions
what's going to happen to you,
When are you going
to see your families again,
I'm going to answer those
I'm going to tell you the truth
because the sooner you accept the truth,
the easier your new lives
will be.
Your old lives are over.
You will never see your families
If you try to escape, we will track
you down and we will find you.
We have your home addresses, your student
ID's, we know where your families live.
If you try to escape,
we will kill your mother, your
father, your sister, your brother.
You all belong to me now.
You are my property.
And because you're my property,
I'm going to take good care of you.
And in return, you're going to
work for me.
It's important that you
understand the rules.
I want to be clear about my expectations
so that there are no misunderstandings.
Most of the men that you'll be
dating are nice guys,
they're just a little lonely,
a little sad.
They have crappy lives,
and they just need some
A little fun.
That's your job.
Make them feel good about
make them feel special.
You do that,
And we will all get along fine.
You don't,
you fail to satisfy one of my
and you will be starved.
You fail a second time,
And you will be beaten,
A third time, and I will give
you to my men.
Now, how many of you are
Come on, I'm going to find
out sooner or later,
Virgins are very special in my business.
They're worth a lot of money.
how many of you are virgins?
That's good.
That's good.
Get them cleaned up
and ready for the photo shoot.
911, what's your emergency?
My daughter, she's missing.
Ok, ma'am,
what's your location?
I'm at the North Alley Mall.
we have a car in route to that location.
- We just have a couple more questions for you.
- Ok.
How old is your
She's sixteen.
Can you describe her
for me?
She has blonde hair to her shoulders,
blue eyes, 5'5", about 108 pounds.
What is she wearing?
I don't know.
You don't know?
I haven't seen her since last
Stay where you are,
we'll be there soon.
Mrs. Hudson, I'm Detective
this is Detective Cordova.
I called you an hour ago.
I'm sorry about that ma'am,
Is your daughter still missing?
Yes, I haven't seen her since
last night.
Has she ever run away before?
She didn't run away, I found
her phone in a dumpster.
- Can you show us?
- Yes.
There's missing person signs all
over the neighborhood,
and I found her phone in this dumpster
and I'm scared that she's been abducted.
- Well do you have any evidence to suggest she's been abducted?
- No.
Chances are she's just fine.
Can I see the phone?
We'll check it for fingerprints.
Ok, how long is that going
to take?
- About a day or so.
- A whole day?
Did you call Emma's father
to see if she was there?
No, he passed away a year ago.
Grandparents, any other family
No, no. We moved here a month
ago from Wisconsin.
We don't have any family except
for each other.
Mrs. Hudson, dispatch told us
you didn't know what your daughter
was wearing today, why was that?
Because we got into a fight last
night, I grounded her,
and she snuck out of the house
this morning.
What was the fight about?
This boy that she met, Adam.
What's Adam's last name?
- I don't know.
- You don't know?
I don't know, she just met him.
Well, how did you find her
I traced her from her tablet.
And you tried calling her
phone earlier today?
Of course I tried to call her.
Like 20 times.
Maybe that's why she threw it
in the dumpster.
No, she wouldn't have thrown her
phone in the dumpster.
We've seen it before.
But I know my daughter.
She's not officially been
missing for 24 hours.
I told you that I--
We can put her description
on the National Crime
Information Center.
Under what?
Under missing persons.
What about an Amber Alert?
We could do that or a search party?
Like my partner said, we'll put her on the
NCIC. That's the best we can do right now.
What can I do?
You can call on your friends or family
and see if anyone's heard from her.
Here's my card, my number,
and email.
Email me a photo of your daughter
and we'll put it on the site.
I have one on my phone, I can do
that right now.
The best thing you can do right now
is just go home and wait by the phone.
That way, if she comes home or
calls, you'll be there for her.
Just let us handle it from
Come on, get around. Move
it around and come in a line.
Bring it around, form line
over here.
Hello, ladies.
We're going to shoot some stills
and a little video.
You're going to stand
on this carpet,
and smile for the camera just
like the beauty queens you are.
If you work hard, we'll give you
some food.
First up, Courtney, let's go.
Please, Johnny, let me go.
I just want to go home.
This is your home now.
You said you loved me.
And I do love you.
Now go stand in the middle of
the carpet.
Let's see that beautiful smile.
Very nice.
Now for the video part, I just
need you to twirl around.
I can't do it, I can't.
Ok, we don't have time for this.
I got to upload this video
in less than three hours.
let's try something else.
That's what's going to happen.
Thanks buddy.
I like you Courtney, I don't
want to hurt you.
Melena hates it when we damage
the merchandise.
You're going to stand up right
now, and smile.
Melena has specific clients who
enjoy torture and pain.
You have a choice,
You can get up right now and
smile at the camera,
Or they will make me film Ivan
carving you like roast pig.
Well, what are you going to do?
I'll do it.
Ok, ok.
Ok, now I just need you to look
right here,
and see that beautiful smile.
Come on, don't be shy now.
Twirl as well.
Nice, got it, all done.
Next, Emma, get out here.
Get over there.
Ok, yeah, just stand right here.
Same drill.
- Hi, Dooley.
- Oh, hey Mrs. H, how are you?
Actually, I'm not so good. I'm looking
for Emma, you haven't seen her, have you?
Hi, Lacy.
Katherine Hudson!
I thought you forgot about me.
I don't mean to be rude but I
didn't call to catch up,
I was just wondering, have you
heard from Emma?
Hey, Bobby.
Oh, hey, Kat!
How ar--
I'm not doing so great, listen,
you haven't heard from Emma,
have you?
Emma! Hello!
Hello, ma'am, would you
like to lower your monthly payment--
Don't call here again!
- This is a one-time offer.
- Shut up!
Get yourself together.
This is Anna.
Hi Anna, this is Katherine
Hudson, I met you yesterday.
I met a lot of people yesterday.
I was the one taking down
the missing person poster
outside of the construction
Right. Piper's sign.
You going to come in to
Listen, my daughter's gone missing,
and I don't know what to do.
You better come into the office.
Hey, are you awake?
What's your name?
I'm Emma.
We have to get out of here.
You can't.
We have to try.
You got a family?
My mom.
Do you love her?
Of course.
If you try to run,
they'll kill her.
No, they're just saying that to
scare us.
They killed a girl last week.
She cut her arm and used the blood
to slip out of her handcuffs.
She made it to the top of the
Then one of the guards grabbed
She landed bad, broke her leg.
They just left her there,
screaming, until Melena arrived.
Then they brought out these
dogs, pit bulls,
They ripped her apart.
She didn't stop screaming until
she was dead.
But, that makes you guys all
None of us are getting
out of here alive.
- Katherine?
- Yes
Come on in.
Thank you so much for seeing me.
Can I get you a coffee?
No, I'm wired enough as it is,
thank you.
I know, sorry.
Do you have kids?
No, we hold group therapy sessions
here after we rescue the kids.
We try to make it feel like
Here you go.
Ok, look, before we get started,
- I'm got to ask you a couple of questions.
- Ok, sure.
Is there any reason why Emma
would have run away on her own?
No, not that I can think of.
Is there a history of sexual
abuse in your family?
What, you mean me?
- Or your husband, uncle, brother?
- No, absolutely not.
You sure?
Yes, positive.
What have the police told you?
They said I should stay home just in
case Emma calls, but I can't do that,
I forwarded my home phone to my
I'm going out of my mind.
The police won't help you.
It's not a priority to them.
But they said that they were putting Emma's
description out on the NCIC as a runaway.
That's just so they can detain your
daughter if they happen to find her.
It doesn't mean that they're
actively looking.
Look, if you want to find Emma,
you're going to have to do it yourself.
Where do I start?
Alright, the first thing is to
get her up on NCMEC
- What's NCMEC?
- It's the National Center for Missing and Exploited Youth.
I also want you to go to
There's a lot of good information.
Will they help us find her?
They might.
But honestly, we have to move
Most of these girls are moved
and sold
- within 48 hours.
- Wait, what? Sold? What are you talking about?
Has Emma met anyone recently?
A new boyfriend?
Yes, Adam. He's the boy that
we were fighting about.
It's called the Romeo trap.
Traffickers lure young girls by
showering them with attention,
telling them they love them,
gaining their trust, and then
the girls are never seen again.
California is the largest hub for
sex trafficking in North America.
Girls are quiet.
Yeah, I had Mike put something
in their milk.
They'll be out until tomorrow
How'd the photo shoot go?
I'm just editing the video for
the syndicate now.
What about the stills?
Got them posted on Craigslist
and Backpage
under town gigs, show biz, and
Dates are coming in to the hotel
Save the virgins for the syndicate
because they're paying top dollar.
You got it.
How's your boy Adam holding up?
He's good.
He's ready to come into the
outfit full time.
You can vouch for him?
Of course, we grew up together.
Because Mike said that he looked a little
freaked out when he brought the new girl in.
The first girl is always the
hardest, don't you remember?
Alright, bring him in, but if he screws
up, it's on you, it's your responsibility.
Thank you, Melena.
You won't regret this.
I hope not.
- Over here, you ever heard of Backpage?
- No.
What about Craigslist?
Sure, where you sell stuff.
Yeah, like girls and boys.
How can it be out in the open?
Selling kids, it's illegal.
It is. That's why the victims
are listed as talent.
The perverts that go to these
listings call themselves hobbyists.
But really, they're Johns.
The traffickers have different codes
describing what the girls will do.
I don't understand this.
Ok, Desire, her professional
She's claiming to be 18.
She's probably 16.
GFE refers to the Girlfriend
means she's going to be sweet
and loving.
Oh, my God.
And 150 roses means she costs
150 dollars.
So, she's a prostitute?
Prostitutes have a choice.
Nine times out of ten, these
girls don't.
They're sex slaves.
- Why don't the police--
- Do anything?
The cops don't see these children as the
victims, they see them as the criminals.
So when they bust one of these
child brothels,
they don't take
the girls to the hospital,
They take them to jail.
90 percent of the girls in juvenal
hall are there for prostitution.
That is so sick.
Yeah, and that's after they've been
forced to have sex up to 15 times a day.
Is this going to happen to Emma?
We don't know that yet.
What about TV, can't we put her
photo on the news?
It's not a news story just yet.
Not until we have hard evidence
that she's been abducted.
Well, what can I do? Because I
have to do something.
I am going to help you.
We are going to find Emma, ok?
We're going to work together.
We're going to check her phone records,
social media, Snapchat, Facebook...
We'll get the word out.
- Hi, my daughter is missing.
- Missing person.
If you see her, call me.
Hi, this is my daughter,
she's missing.
Will you pass this around?
Hi, excuse me, can I leave you
with a couple of these?
My daughter's missing.
Excuse me, ma'am.
Ma'am, you don't have permission
to do that on mall property.
My daughter's missing.
I'm sorry to hear that, but you can't just
be handing out missing person's posters.
You're disturbing our customers
in the mall.
This was the last place her
daughter was seen.
Have you contacted the police?
Of course we have.
Well then you should let them
handle it.
They're not doing anything about
I'm sorry to hear that ma'am but
like I said--
What if this was your daughter?
Excuse me?
What if your daughter was
Look, I know your concerned--
No, you don't know anything
about me!
Look, she found her daughter's cell
phone in one of your dumpsters.
Listen, families come to our
mall to shop,
kids come here to hang out,
it's a safe place.
It is.
Now once in a blue moon a kid
goes missing
and understandably, parents get
very upset,
But every time that's happened,
turns out that the kid went home with a friend
and forgot to check in with their parents.
Ma'am, I want to help you,
but this is a safe area,
Kids don't just disappear.
How long do you keep your
security footage backed up?
30 days, standard procedure.
Have the police reviewed it?
No, they haven't asked to.
It might show us what happened
to Emma.
That's against corporate policy,
I can't.
You said you wanted to help.
I do, but my hands are tied
If Emma's not on that tape that
means that she wasn't here.
Then we can go and look some
place else,
and maybe find her, please!
This is my daughter!
Please, I'm begging you.
Ok, let's go take a look.
Follow me.
Bobby, give us the room.
Take a break.
Ok, so all the security footage
is stored here.
She would have been here yesterday
around 10:12, something like that.
This is ten o'clock. I'll scan
through it double-speed.
Wait, wait, can you go back a
couple seconds?
Oh, my God, there she is!
I should be able to track
her from camera to camera.
Ok, keep going.
There she is.
That's Adam, the boy that she
was with.
They're there.
Oh, my God, what
happened to her?
I think he drugged her.
Where did she go? Where is she?
That's the maintenance corridor,
we don't have any cameras in there.
What about the parking lot?
Those cameras are for loss
We don't have any on the lot.
We have to go check out that
I need you to call the police, ask for
detective Cordova and tell her what we saw.
Cordova, you got it.
It's just up ahead.
Oh my god, that's him,
that's Adam.
Ok, no, hold up, Katherine.
Be smart.
Ok, let's follow him and see
where he takes us.
When he gets in his car, we're
going to lose him.
Take it easy, you follow him on
foot, I'll go get your car.
Go, come on!
He's getting away!
Katherine, its ok, I don't
want to get too close.
You've got to get closer.
I don't want to lose
him at the light.
Yeah, I'm on it.
Sit, hold tight.
Katherine get back here.
The movie's called agave,
it's a documentary about the
origins of tequila.
There he is.
Wow, wow...
You're Adam, right?
Who wants to know?
I'm Emma's mother.
I don't know what you're talking
- Emma. Emma Hudson.
- What?
She's my daughter and she's
and we have surveillance footage
of you with her
and I want to know where she is.
Where's my daughter?
You're crazy, lady!
I've never seen that girl
Just get out of here, ok?
- Does that ring a bell?
- Get away from me!
Ok, ok,
If you help me get Emma back and
you will never see me again.
But if you don't, I'm going to
the police.
The police, no, you do not want
to do that!
Tell me where my daughter is or you're
going to die in jail, do you understand me?
Ok, ok, I understand.
No! No!
- Where is she?
- Get off of me?
Inhaler, I need my inhaler!
This inhaler? This is what you
Yes! I need it.
Then you better tell me
where my daughter is.
What are you doing?
Oh, Adam, that doesn't sound
It sounds like your throat is
closing up!
You're going to die if you don't
tell me where my daughter is.
I don't know where she is, I
swear to God.
Where did you see her last?
Yesterday, I delivered her to
Mike's van like I was told.
- What van?
- Give me my inhaler!
Who is Mike?
- I don't know!
- Yes, you do!
- Give me my inhaler!
- Where can I find Mike?
He works for a moving company,
that's all I know. Please, I can't breathe!
You better call the cops.
They're coming.
Are you ok?
Oh, my God!
He's been shot!
Oh, my God!
- Melena, Melena.
- What?
What about Melena?
Who's Melena?
Mike works for Melena.
If someone finds your daughter,
talk to Melena.
Hey, I need you to get a
delivery truck
and clear out the warehouse.
We're moving.
- Right now?
- Yeah, right now.
We're booked pretty solid
for pink.
Want me to cancel?
No, we're good to go.
- What about Johnny?
- He's going to be fine,
he's probably on a beach
in Mexico somewhere.
I already gave my statement
to the police.
Ma'am can we talk to you?
You could have gotten
yourself killed.
Well, maybe that would have
gotten your attention.
You got something to say,
Mrs. Hudson?
Go ahead, say it.
My daughter didn't run away
from home.
She was taken by human
traffickers, kidnapped,
and you haven't done
a damn thing about it.
We've put out an APV
for Emma.
We notified the FBI.
Oh, you notified the FBI, great.
How long until they sit up
and pay attention?
My daughter is going to
disappear in 12 hours.
Sold as a sex slave.
Do you understand that?
She's 16 years old. 16!
So you'll excuse me if I don't feel
like sitting home and being patient,
I am going to find her with you
or without you.
Let's start with Craigslist
and Backpage.
Looking for recent postings.
Ok, these are from the last
24 hours.
New talent, just arrived
in town.
Come on, get in the van.
Let's go.
Come on.
No, stop!
No. Next.
Click on the next link.
- Why don't we take a little--
- Click on the next link.
that's Courtney.
Emma's friend?
These girls are being worked out
of Sun Valley,
at the pink motel.
Where's Emma?
This is the last link
in the group.
No it can't be the last link.
Where is Emma?
What'd they do with her?
Have they sold her?
Not necessarily. They could be
saving her for a private buyer.
But we have Courtney, isn't that enough
evidence to get the cops involved?
An online add is not enough
to get them out there.
We still need hard evidence.
What if I pretend to buy her
for an hour?
Yes, what if I pretend to be
one of these perverts?
That is not going to work.
Why? They have female clients,
I've never heard of that?
Anna, you keep telling me that
I'm running out of time.
And I don't know what else
to do,
so if I don't talk to Courtney,
then I might not see Emma again,
so please, get me a time slot
with Courtney.
Appointment number 58.
You got an hour to get over
If they catch you,
they will kill you.
I don't care about my life.
They'll kill Emma, too.
Well, do you think Emma wants
to live like this,
do you think she
wants to be a sex slave?
Of course not.
This happened to you, didn't it?
I ran away from home
when I was 14
I lived on the streets for a
while before they picked me up.
They put me in a warehouse
in Texas.
They starved us,
beat us,
and then they raped us.
We were shipped out in passenger
vans to motels,
or camps, truck
stops, where ever.
We were forced to have sex with
so many men every night.
Every night.
I stopped counting.
One night I was taken
to a truck stop.
Forced in the back.
I saw a screwdriver.
And when the bastard turned me
around I stabbed him in the eye.
I turned myself in.
The DA knocked in down to
And I did four years for
Ten years later, 1,500 miles away I
still wake up screaming every day.
The only thing that makes it
better is to help victims,
So I will help you, I will do
whatever it takes.
- Take this
- I already have a phone.
When you go in there,
they'll search you
and take away
any electronic devices.
Put your real phone somewhere
they won't find it.
If Emma is in there,
they are not going to let her
go without a fight.
To them, she is serious money.
It could get really ugly,
really fast.
If I'm not out in 30 minutes,
call the cops.
This is private property.
I have a date.
You here for the boy?
I don't like boys.
I have an appointment,
I'm number 58.
You're late.
Are you a cop?
You a cop?
One-fifty for 30 minutes.
Hands up, I got to search you.
No electronics,
you should know that.
I'm going to need that phone
back afterwards.
Room number six.
Knock yourself out.
I'll take it.
Room six. Down the end.
Courtney, it's Katherine.
Emma's mom.
- Mrs. Hudson.
- Yes.
Yes, I want to get your out
of here.
But I need to know
where is Emma?
Where is Emma?
They took three of the other
girls an hour ago.
Where did they take them?
I don't know.
Can I go home now?
I just want to go home
Yes, I'm going
to take you home, honey.
I got to figure out how
to do that.
Let's get your dressed.
It's Anna from Saving Innocents.
What do you need?
I am sitting outside of Pink
Motel in Sun Valley,
There are multiple human
trafficking victims on site.
You got any evidence?
I am texting you photos of one
of the girls right now.
Courtney Halliday, missing
for 48 hours.
How'd you get the photo?
Katherine Hudson,
Emma's mother,
She is inside with them right
How we doing?
Full house.
We got to check the new girls
Facebook page,
We got her mother sniffing
How do you know?
Our friend on the force just
called me.
They're calling in the FBI, we
need to get out of the country.
Ok, let's go.
Come on.
No, no. get up.
Up, up.
You can do this, come on.
We are almost there.
We can do this, stay on your
feet, come one,
We gotta go.
Where do you think you're going?
I am...
I like her,
I want to buy her.
You want to buy her?
I don't think so.
Listen, I'll give you $10,000
for her right now.
Just let us go.
That's a sweet offer, but I
don't think you want to buy her.
I think you're looking
for your daughter.
I don't have a daughter.
We looked up Emma's
Facebook page,
and guess what?
You're photos came right up.
I don't know what you're talking
We'll see about that.
Turn around. Go back
to the motel.
Come on.
Good, you're awake.
Where's my daughter?
So you do have a daughter?
I'm glad we're finally being
honest with each other.
Where is she?
Bring her in.
It's going to be ok!
Baby, it's going to be ok.
Mommy, no!
It's not going to be ok.
Get her out of here.
No, please!
Just bring her back to me!
It's too late.
I'll pay you whatever you want!
I'll sell my house.
We've already sold her to the
They need lots of girls for their
brothels and it's a big turnover.
But she's a child.
I have hundreds and hundreds
of children.
That's what makes this such a
great business for me, Katherine.
I can sell them again,
and again, and again.
How can you do this?
I don't care about the kids.
They mean nothing to me.
It's just the money.
They're money machines.
I was sold to the syndicate by
my own mother when I was 13.
Paid my dues between the sheets and
it didn't break me, it made me strong.
I started recruiting when I was 18, and by
the time I was 20 I was running the girls.
And now I have my own crew
and nobody tells me what to do,
I do what I want, when I want.
And what I really want is money.
And lucky for me... raised Emma to be
such a good little girl.
Which is good because the syndicate,
they pay premium cash for virgins.
Please, you let her go,
you take me.
I don't want you.
I want you to tell me what
you told the police.
That's what I want to know.
I haven't talked to the police.
Oh come on. You and I both know
that is a lie.
But Ivan, he has a way of making
people talk.
- Ivan!
No, no! No, please, no!
No, no! No, don't!
No, please!
No, no!
No, please no. No. Please.
We could make this all go away,
if you just tell me
what you told the police.
I swear on my life that I didn't
talk to the police.
That's enough!
You know, the syndicate,
they don't really like us to
touch the face and the hands.
But they do still pay
if we cut off the toes.
And I really
don't wanna do that to Emma.
So why don't you tell me what
you told the police?
Please, don't hurt her.
Well then, why don't you
tell me?
She's got ten toes, Catherine.
We could be here all day.
Or we could make this really
easy, and you could tell me now.
I didn't tell them anything!
Why are you doing this
to your daughter?
You listen to me.
If you don't
let her go, I will kill you.
I will. You bitch!
I am a bitch.
And you remember that, because next
time it's not gonna be her toes.
It's gonna be her head.
You understand me?
Do you understand me?
Let 'em in.
It's the syndicate.
What do you want me to do
with her?
I don't care. She doesn't know
She hasn't talked
to the police.
Do whatever you want,
just keep her alive.
I've got a good sale for her
liver and her heart.
The surgical team are
on their way over.
End of the road for you, momma.
Doctor's gonna cut you open
and sell you for parts.
That's what we do with the girls
when they're all used up.
Not bad.
We're gonna have to make this
a quickie.
This doesn't have to be a bad
thing for you, momma.
You might actually enjoy this.
No, wait, wait! Wait, wait!
Wait, wait.
Wait for what?
Yeah, I'll do it.
But not like this.
Kiss me first.
You want me to kiss you?
Get off me!
Where did they take her?
She's in here.
Open the door.
Don't move.
Where is she?
I'll be back for you.
I promise.
It's okay, Emma.
Mommy's here now.
Put the gun down!
- Don't do it, Mom!
- Shut up!
You let her go right now,
or I will shoot you.
You that good of a shot,
Catherine? Because if you miss,
you might kill your daughter.
You let Emma go and you can
still get out of here.
You think you can come here
and mess with me?
Please, I just want
my daughter back.
I will do anything.
You're gonna die, Catherine.
And before you do,
I want you to know
that I'm not gonna sell your
daughter to the syndicate after all.
I'm gonna keep her.
And I'm gonna sell her ass
everywhere I go.
I'm not talking about
the classy places.
I'm talking about the worst
of the worst.
Truck stops, crack dens,
work camps.
The places that perverts go
and pay extra money
to inflict pain.
She's gonna be wishing that
I let her die,
but I'm not gonna
let her.
I'm gonna keep her alive.
And when she asks me why,
I'm gonna tell her,
it's because her mother's
a stupid whore.
No! Please!
I love you, Mom!