Siji: Driver (2018) - full transcript

After a driver rescues a passenger from an abusive boyfriend, he discovers she is a human trafficking victim. But in order to free her, he must give up the thing he loves the most.


Just great!

Thank you, NYPD!

Dispatch. I’m back.

Car 28, you feeling lucky Sam?


Guess who just got a special
envelope from the NYPD.

That sucks man.

Maybe you’ll get a hot one tonight.

No more pictures alright,

I'm starting to feel like a peeping Tom.

Yo, I got a question man.

Why you work such long shifts?

Didn’t you just pay off your car?

Yes I did,

all sixty-five grand of it.

Great, speaking of that.

You know that car is way
too nice for this kind of work.

No it’s not.

I mean,

if I’m going to be driving all night,
every night

I might as well enjoy it right?

That’s smart.

Okay, I’m not going to argue with that.

Good point.


I have my financial goals.

I see you’re coming up on your pickup.

Five dollars says she’s a smoker. Come on.

No, I’m not taking that bet.

Why? Come on, scared you'd lose?

No, I can see her.

She’s definitely no
smoker. I’ll call you back.

No, no, no. Look,

the seats are leather.


Hey wakeup.

You’ve got a pickup in five.

Alright, got it.


Hey, Car 28, we've got a busy night ahead.

You know,

I was thinking about that bet of yours.

Okay, go on.

So hypothetically

if I did meet a girl in the car.

A hot one.

Wouldn’t it be a conflict
of interest to chat her up?


you got to think it through.

I mean,

it’s like saying no one in
the office ever hooks up.

It’s not that big of a deal.
It happens all the time.

And did you ever hook up at work?

Well see, no.

That’s never going to happen

because I’m the only one
who works in this office.

The closest I get to a hot girl is you.

So I have to live my
adventures through you man.

Yeah, I’m not interested.

Okay, I'll tell you what.

If you have a hot girl in the car,

you wouldn’t try to get her number?


What if that’s the only
chance you’re going to get?

It’s not professional.

Okay, so what if she gives you her number?

What’s the first pickup?

You’re no fun. It's out in Jamaica.


How’d they get our number?

It’s all good.

I mean the phone number is verified.

Not sure I want to take it.

We can send another car there. But,

what if she’s a hottie?

In Jamaica?

Come on.

Well, you know what.

Listen, circle first, and...

if there’s a bunch of
guys out there with guns.

Then hightail on out of there.

You bet your ass I will.


check in later.


Looks clear.

Any of those gangs you were talking about?

Yo, I gotta go.

Hey, what’s up?

I’ll call you later.

Here for a pickup?


Are you a driver?

What was that?

Hey, did you call for a car?

Yo man, she doesn’t speak any English.

The guy who called spoke perfect English.

It's probably her boyfriend.

Hey is she hot?


she's hot.

Man I told you that car is way too nice.

She probably thinks
you’re trying to pick her up.

Come on man just tell me some Chinese.

Okay, say Jiao Che Siji.



I am Siji.

Dude, you gotta say the first part.

Jiao Che.

Don’t forget I want pics.

Jiao Che Siji.

Sorry about that.

You new in town?

The city is

beautiful at night.

You want me to put the
windows down or the AC on?

Sorry, my Chinese is


All I really know how to say is

Ni Hao Ma’am.

Did I say that right?

Ni Hao ma’am?

Ni Hao...

Ni Hao ma.

Not bad, Siji.

Siji. Yeah, I’m Sam.


Sam Siji.


Sam Siji, I guess that kind of rhymes.

What’s your name?




wow that’s a beautiful name.

It’s very nice to meet you, Lily.

Are you from China?

You look Chinese.

I can’t really tell between
Koreans and Japanese,

but I can normally tell if you’re Chinese.

You know Indonesians and Malaysians

are kind of hard to tell apart as well.

Is it okay that I talk?

Some people prefer I
just shut up and listen.

I guess you’re more the listening type.

You know what, that's cool

that’s absolutely cool.

If at any point you want me to shut up,

just tell me.

Otherwise, I’ll just keep talking,
and talking

and I don’t really know
what I’m talking about.


here we are.

Do you mind if I take a photo?




Yeah. Okay, alright.

Smile for the camera.

What about

your number?


Yeah, so I can send you the photo.



I’ll just have to look at it myself.

I think it’s that one right there.

Have a great night Lily.

Guess what I got?


I got pics.

I knew it man, alright send them over.

You wouldn’t believe it.

Did you get her number?


and it’s all your fault for

giving me dumb ideas like that.

If you never ask, you never receive.

Whoever said that never
got gifts on Christmas.

Speaking of Christmas,

you can call me Santa

because I happen to have
the number from the pickup.

Didn’t you say it was her boyfriend that...

wait hold on.

God damn she’s hot.

Hold on. Hold on.

Come back.

Come back.

Come back.



Get back here!

Come on, come on!

Are you okay?

Go back.

Take me back.

Take me back now.

I want to leave.

Go back.

Take me back.

What are you saying? What is it?

Go back! Back.

Go back?

Go to that guy?

No, no, you’re not thinking straight.

Please. Please go back.

No, we’re not going back.

Open the door!

No I’m not opening the door!

Stop here!

Stop, stop here.

Okay, fine, fine.

Stop here!

Fine. I’m stopped.

You’re not thinking of jumping are you?

Do you have any place I can take you?

Like a mommy or a daddy?

No mommy?

No daddy?


So you have nowhere you can go?

It's ok.

I will take you some place safe.

Do you understand safe?

Home. My home.

I won’t hurt you.

I promise.

No money.

It’s on the house.

Free. That means you don’t pay.


This is my humble apartment.

I can afford something better,

but I’m saving up to get my own place.

Maybe start a family one day.

You can’t get much in this neighborhood

for this price anymore.

These rich Chinese are just moving in

and jacking up the prices.

I’ve held onto this place
since I was a student.

I’m not from here,

I’m from Kalamazoo, Michigan.

It’s right there.

Okay. You know snow.

Snow, you know.

Deer, lots of deer running around.

It was kind of a shock to move here.

Concrete jungle,

trash all over the street,

but the people,

The people are interesting in this city.

You know, I’m kind of a workaholic.

Once I get my mind set on something

I just kind of get obsessed.

So far it’s been all work and no play.

But you know that...

That is the price of the American dream.

American dream?

Yeah, you know, the American dream.

Do you have a dream?

You know what, why don't...

you just wait here. I'm

just going to go get you some water.

Oh, you something to drink drink.


You know I was saving
this for a special occasion.


I think

this might work.

You know

I did just pay off my car.


Slow down.


Give me wine.

I want wine.

You know,
I don’t think that’s such a good idea.

Can I take see your cheek?

It’s a little cold.


My father used to hit my mother.

Made me so mad I just
wanted to beat him. But...

He died when I was twelve,

so I never got the
opportunity to set him straight.

Who was that guy you were with?

Was that guy your boyfriend?

Is that guy your boyfriend?


I hate him.

My advice.

Somebody hits you, you should run.

Never look back.



You want a shower.

This way.

This the hot water.

And this is the cold water.

You just turn it on and you’re good to go.

I’ve got some shampoo and some body wash.

You can use whatever you want.

And I’ve got a towel for you.


Not that one.

This one’s good.

Thank you.

You’re welcome.

No, you’re right. I should go.

Okay Sam,

You’ve a hot girl in your shower.

She’s a bit crazy,

what do you do?




Oh, clothes.

You know,
I don’t have a girlfriend or a sister.

Will t hat work?



you know what, just

make yourself at home. I'll...

be out there.


You even look nice in my PJ’s.

You must be exhausted.

I’ll just be out here if you need anything,

or if you need me.

Good night.

Breakfast is ready.

I got ketchup if you want some ketchup.

I don’t have any soy
sauce or fried dumplings.

But you know we can get
that tomorrow if you want.

It’s safe.

I may not be the best chef,

but I can cook breakfast.

You got some appetite there.

I’m just going to make some more.

So what do you want to do today?

Want to go to the Empire State Building,

Times Square, Central Park?

You know what,
that’s actually not a good idea

no real New Yorkers go to those places.


No, I got it. What are you doing?

You’re my guest.

I’ll cook for you.

You rest, I’ll cook.

Shall I call you stubborn or headstrong?

What do you say?

You want to go to those
overcrowded tourist spots?

I mean we can’t just stay
here and watch TV all day.

If you haven’t noticed,

I don’t have a TV.

You know, it broke.

Lily? Lily

Hey! Hey


Welcome back.

Just relax.

You passed out and you have a fever.

You know my mom used to
take care of me when I was sick,

God rest her soul.

I didn’t know how much that
meant to me until right now.

It’s nice to know that
someone will be there,

will love you and take
care of you no matter what.

Probably don’t understand
a word that I’m saying.

It’s okay. I talk too much anyway.

Try and get some rest, okay.

I won’t be able to drive for a few nights.

Something came up.

Got some hottie you’re banging?

Yo, the boss is wondering where you are?

Just tell him my car broke down.

No, actually don’t tell him that,

I’ll never hear the end of it.

You know what,
just tell him someone’s sick.

What, family?

Not exactly,

but I’ll need a couple more days.


but you favorite Mr. Yen

says he really misses his regular driver.

Mr. Yen.

I’ll let someone else have the pleasure,

Car twenty eight, you better be back soon.

Nights are really boring without you.

Yeah, I’m sure they are.

You know what, I’ll call you later.

You have to eat something.

You haven’t eaten since yesterday.

You’re sweating like crazy.

You must have the flu or something.

You know what,
I blame that asshole boyfriend of yours.

If you were my girlfriend,

I would never hurt you.


No. Soup.






You need something healthier.

Come on. Sit up.

There we go. There we go.


Now, open up.

Open up.

It’s a family recipe.

I killed the chicken myself.

I didn’t actually kill the chicken,

but it’s organic free range.

You know, so that means it’s expensive.

Which means you have to eat it.


For me.

There we go.

Not bad right.

Slow down, slow down.

My mother would be
so proud of me right now.

I actually made a decent soup for once.

Well, technically this is the second time

The first time was when I was sixteen,

I was helping out during Thanksgiving.

Can’t believe I remember the recipe.


time to get some sleep.

There is nothing like a good sleep

after a good home cooked meal.

Alright? Come on.

Let’s get tucked in.

I’m right here if you need anything, okay.

Cooking is not so hard.

All you gotta do is follow instructions

and have some ingredients.

What do you know?

Sam can cook.

Not bad, not bad.


Tastes good.

Tastes good.

You know, I got something for you.

I downloaded this app

so that we can communicate.

When I speak into it,

it translates from me to you.

And when you speak into it,

it translates for you to me.

You know what, I’ll just show you.

Are you okay?

Are you okay?

I’m fine, I’m fine.

No no, no

you have to press this button and speak.

I’m very good.

I’m very good.

I cooked Lasagna.




Now we can talk.

I got this for you.

I got this for you.

I got this for you.

For you.

Looks like your fever's gone down.

That’s good.

Do you want to go outside,
get some fresh air?

Well I got something else for you.

I thought you might need
something more to wear

than just my shirts.

I hope they’re okay.

Thank you, Sam.

You’re welcome.



Just a little bit further, I promise

Little bit further?

Yeah, little bit further,

this is upstate New York.

Upstate New York.

Upstate New York.

Up north, down south, left, right, west.



I like to drive up here sometimes,

get out of the city.

Find some peace and quiet.





I like peace.

So do I.

Life too crazy.

Not for me.

Mine’s pretty boring.




No siji. Not boring.

Even I think I’m boring,
and I’m myself, alright.

Like it?

Like it.

You should say I like it.

I like it.

You’re welcome.

You’re welcome.

You’re like my own little parrot.




No, you’re the parrot.

You’re the parrot.

No, you’re the parrot.

You’re the parrot.

You’re the parrot. You are the parrot.

Nice throw.

I’m glad you’re not throwing those at me.

I’m sorry.

Don’t be sorry.

I’m sorry,
I shouldn’t have kissed you like that.

I’m sorry for keeping you outside so long.

But I’m not sorry for kissing you.

We are just two little souls
in a great sea of humanity.


Two people,

in a big city.

I got something for you.

Is that a smile I see?

Are you starting to like it here?

Ting Ting, Ting Ting. Ting Ting!

Did I, did I say something?

Ting Ting? What is Ting Ting?

Lily! Lily!

Hey lady, is something wrong?

Oh, wait a minute.

I know you...

You sweet thing.

What are you doing here?

Let's go back over to my place, huh.

We'll have some fun.


Come on, baby.

Come on, you remember?

Don't touch me.

Come on.

Don't touch me.

Come on. Don't be like that.

Come on.

Don't touch me.

Baby, come on, don't be like that.

Let go of me. Come on

Hey! She’s with me.

Yeah, sure she is.

Who do you think you
are man? Just back off.

Nice pussy bitch.

It’s okay, hey.

That asshole’s gone.

Who was that guy?

The guy in the park, do you know him?

Cause it sure looked like he knew you.

Answer me!

I don’t think this is going to work out.

We have to find
somewhere else for you to go.

I can’t just keep staying on the couch.

I’ll help you find some place to stay.

Find a job.

You have to leave.

You have to leave.

No. Lily don’t want to go.

I don’t want you to leave.

But this isn’t working. I’m going crazy.


Lily crazy too.

Then talk to me.

All right? Let me in.

I’m scared.

I’m scared too.

I’m scared of the future.

I’m scared of having you here.

I’m scared of you leaving
and me being alone again.

I’m scared of you having a terrible past.

So please, trust me.

That’s all that I ask.

Trust me.


No drinking.


Trust me.


I want to trust you.

But I’m afraid you’re not going to like me

after I tell you the truth.

Don’t be.

It’s just me,


I’m from

a poor area in China.

I applied a job

working for a hotel in America.

Paid my life savings,

but when I got here,

it was not as I expected.

They locked me up,

beat me.

They forced me have sex with men.

So many men.

I can’t remember how many.

If I refuse,

they beat me.

Tell me I will be deported.

I’m not a person,

just a thing for men to use.


Like trash.

I forget who I am

I just have sex every day

and get beaten often.

I never think

my life would be that worthless.

But you are kind Sam siji.

You are not like other men.

I remember Lily is not worthless.

Lily is not just a

sex toy for dirty men.

But, Lily scared Sam knows the truth.

Sam starts hates Lily,

and Lily go back being trash.

Just a sex toy for dirty men.

I was not expecting that.

Now Sam thinking Lily is trash.


No, Sam does not think Lily is trash!

Sam is angry,

angry that somebody could hurt you.

Hurt you like that.

Lily not your problem.

No stop. Lily go away.

There are people out there who can help.

I’ll find help.

So Sam still want Lily gone.

Nobody wants me. I should just leave,

Go back to China.

Get away from here. But,

I just couldn’t face my parents.

How could I face them?

I’m too ashamed. I can never go back.

At least they’re still alive.

If they love you, they’ll take you back.

I want to help,
but this is so much to take in.

Why did you pretend not
to understand English?

You were a stranger,

I scared you are going to hurt me too.

I don’t want you know my terrible story.

So you won’t judge me like you...

like you do now.

Understand this.

I don’t think you’re trash.

I don’t think you are trash.

I don’t want you to leave.

Sam is different now.

I need time to think,

process this.

Get some rest.

I have to drive.

What have you got for me?

Car 28, it’s good to hear your voice man.

Hey, did your friend’s
emergency get taken care of?

Still a few things to sort out.

I thought you found a better job and quit.

You know me,

I love driving.

Yeah, yeah yeah,

that’s what they all say in the beginning.

Then it’s the hours suck.

The customers are annoying.

The car costs are way too high,

and the cops are always
fining me yada yada yada.

I hear it all.


Are you trying to make me quit?

Listen if you quit for a better job,

you’re taking me with you.

Yeah right, right.

Think I want to listen to your voice

for the next five years?

I’m not gonna quit.

I’ve got my goals to reach.

Alright coming up to my next pickup.

I'll check in later.

Be good.

Are we gonna behave?

Are we gonna behave?

What the hell!

You’ll get your chance to talk.

Hi Sam.

I’ve been waiting for you for a long time.

Ain’t no fun when the rabbit has the gun,

You don’t remember me? Look at me.

You don’t remember me?

You hit me from behind.

Then you took something you shouldn’t have.

Oh wait, where are my manners.

Hi, I’m Ricky.

Detective Ricky to you.

You’re a cop?

This is police brutality.

Police brutality!

You assault a police officer,

then you kidnapped a girl.

Police brutality.

I was helping her!

Helping her what?

Commit a crime?

You know what they do
to kidnappers in prison?


I’ll call 911.

You want to use your phone or mine?

When my colleagues get here,

who do you think they’re going to believe?

You or me?

Your word or mine?


What do you want?

What do I want?

For now,

just drive.

I said drive!

What are you going to do?

Shoot me in the back?

Sam, Sam, Sam.

You watch too many movies my friend.

You know what,

If I wanted you dead,

you’d already be dead.

I’m a police officer for
crying out loud Sam.

You know what, I do have a question.

How does a taxi driver

afford a five series?

I don’t even have a five series.

You know what they call BMW in China?

Bao Ma.

Precious horse.

Bao Ma.

Precious horse huh?

How much you pay for this?


Sixty five,


I like it.

Of course you do.

Pull over to the left right here.

We’re here.

Get out.

There’s something I want to show you.

Getting out?

Don’t you want to know
the truth about Lily?

What are you talking about?

I think you’ll believe your eyes

more than you believe my words.

Don’t worry.

No games.

No jail.

No police brutality.

Just the truth.

You want the truth right?

Come on,

I’ll even make it worth your time.


This is a nice car.

Big difference between the
three series and the five series.

Come on, come with me.

Home sweet home.

Have a seat Sam.


Suit yourself.

What exactly is it that
you want to show me?

Ting Ting,

Ting Ting come out here.

Come out Ting Ting.

Come out. Hey.


Where’s mommy?

I still can’t find mommy.

She’s being irresponsible again.

I want mommy.

Don’t worry,

uncle Sam is here to help bring mommy home.

Go to uncle Sam, go go.

I want my mommy.

You know the other night,

I didn’t mean to hit Lily.

I just lose my temper with her sometimes.

Especially when she
abandons her own daughter.

This is her daughter?

Yeah, that’s Ting Ting.

Ting Ting.

You know, she has a little

drinking problem

and she’s a compulsive liar.

She lies and lies for no reason.

Makes up all type of wild stories.

We can pick our friends,

but we can’t pick our family.

And you’re her cousin?



And do you know that

every time she disappears

on her little escapades in her mind.

Who do you think has to clean up her mess?

You think that’s fair to me?

You think that’s fair to little Ting Ting?


do you know where Lily is?



if you maybe see her.

I want you to pass
something on to her for me

and give her a message.

Tell her

Her daughter needs her mommy.

Please come home,

for Ting Ting’s sake.

Can you do that Sam?

Guess I can.

See, I was right about you.

You are a good guy.

Does he hurt your mommy?

Ting Ting, Ting Ting, it’s bedtime.

Bed bed, go to bed bed Ting Ting.

Come on go to bed.

Let uncle Sam bring mommy home.


Say bye bye to Sam.


Uncle Sam is going to help find mommy.

Bye bye.


man of my words.

Little something for your time.

Thank you Sam,

you have a good night.

See yourself out.

Take care Sam.







Where did you go?



You okay?

Yeah, I’m okay.

Dim sum. Pork buns.

Taste good.

You try.

It’s good.

Chinese breakfast.

I like it.


that’s even better.

I’m happy.

Lily. I ran into someone last night.

You ran into someone?

They okay?

No, I didn’t run into them.

I mean I met someone last night.



You met a...



I met someone that you know.

Your cousin.


I have no cousin.

Your cousin Ricky.

Yeah, I saw Ricky.

The guy who was beating you.

He took me to his house.

He wanted me to pass on a message to you.

Come home

for Ting Ting’s sake.

Why didn’t you tell me you had a daughter?

I wanted to tell you.

She’s cute.

Why didn’t you tell me?

You saw her?


Ricky sometimes

keep her away from me to punish me.

Stop it alright!

He told me the truth.

You need to go home.

You need to go home to your daughter.

I want to go home. To China.

But I won’t leave Ting Ting.

What do you mean go home to China?

Go home to Ting Ting,

Go look after your daughter!

He beat me.

He make me have sex with men.


I can’t see Ting Ting.

My Ting Ting.

I hate it! I don’t want to do it!

I wish

they all die!

Enough with the stories!

I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to upset you.

What do you want to do?

My baby.

She kept calling out for you.

My Ting Ting.

Who’s the father?

Father in China.

What do you mean?

You have a husband in China?

So many bad men.

So many bad men.

Stop pretending!

Go look after your daughter!

Yes, stop!

That's right, stop.

I will miss you, Sam.

What are you talking about?

I’m not going anywhere.

Alright, we can still be friends.

You’re a good man.

Better stay away from Lily.

What are you doing?


Right now?

Go see Ting Ting.

Let’s finish breakfast first.

I gave this to you.

I use bathroom.

I will never forget you

Sam siji.

I'll give you a ride.

Let’s finish breakfast.

Good to have you back.

How do you know where I live?

Seriously Sam?

I’m the police man.

Good job man, see you around.

No, where’s my money!

Where’s my money!

I use bathroom.


Aw man,

five dollars says you get a hottie tonight,

I can totally see it.

No more bets.

What happened?

You’re in a bad mood.

You okay?


and what is it to you anyways?

Where’s all this hostility coming from?

You got dumped by the
Chinese hottie didn’t you?


Okay this has something to
do with that Chinese hottie?

You know what, just...

Maybe you should just shut it.

You know what,

forget this,

I’m going to talk to you later.

No, wait. Wait.


I’m sorry for snapping.

Do you ever have a bad feeling in your gut?


You mean like when you eat terrible food

and it sits there all
night and all morning?

And you're like ugh.

No I mean when something happens,

and you just get a bad feeling.


I’m a Knicks and Nets
fan so they do really well,

then they do really poorly.

And ultimately you have to
manage your expectations,

because you know they're
not going to make the playoffs.

Not exactly what I was referring to, but

You know what it doesn’t matter.

I’ll check in later.

Alright, be cool all. We’ll talk later.


Hello, I’m Sam.

Could you step on it, I’m in a hurry.

Sure thing.

Oh my God!


What is wrong with you?

What? Can’t make up your mind?

I’m not giving you a tip.


can I help you?

Woah! Can I help you?

Ricky and Lily? Where are they?

Ricky and who?

What are you talking about?

A Chinese cop and his female friend.

They stole all of my money.

Yo dude.

No Chinese cop and a
female friend right here

in this Air BNB.

Just me.

Air BNB?


air BNB.

You want to look around,

go ahead look around.

Just me here.


Sorry for disturbing you.

Yo man.

I hope you find your money.



I’m happy.

She has a little drinking problem.

Makes up all type of wild stories.

She abandons her own daughter.

So she took how much?

Twenty nine thousand.

Twenty nine? Woo!


You keep that under your mattress?

Of course not.

What’s her name?


Last name?

I don’t know.

You know why people use cash Sam?

Cause it’s harder to trace.

What’s wrong with the bank?

Oh let me guess,

you don’t want to pay the tax man right?

Look, I gotta be honest with you here.

You’re not giving me much to go on.

What’s the

so-called bad detective’s name?


Last name.

I don’t know.

Come on, you’re killing me here Sam.

You’re killing me.

Give me an address, something.

Look, I was there last night.

It was an Air BNB and he was long gone.

But he did use this GPS tracking device

on my car.

This is a little low end even for the NYPD.

What do you mean?

It’s a consumer device knucklehead.

You can get this at any five and dime.

This is trash.

We’d never be caught dead
using something like this.

So what does the real one look like?

Oh I could show you but
then I’d have to kill you.

I’m kidding.

It ain’t this though.

I got a picture of him.

Now we’re getting somewhere.

It was taken in my car’s dashcam.

Wow, you’re getting your ass kicked.

Yeah I know, thank you.

He’s assaulting you.

You could press charges on this.

And then he pulls out a police badge.

Detective Ricky to you.

Ricky Lau.

Wait, you know him?

Yeah, he’s on our wanted list.



I got a good memory for faces.

Comes in handy in this line of work.


Alright, that’s him.

He is...

wanted for assault,

failure to show up in court.

There’s a warrant out for his arrest,

but he’s not exactly big time.

You mind?

So he’s not a detective?

No siree.

But impersonating a
police officer is a felony.

So if you know where we can find him,

you give us a call.

You mind sending me a copy of this video.

Sure thing.

What if he was into human sex trafficking?



If he’s into sex trafficking,

the judge will be more than
happy to throw the book at him.

Those sons of bitches are
the worst scum on the planet.

Alright, we’re done here.

Have a good day Sam.

That’s it?

Have a good day Sam.

Yeah, thanks.


don’t forget your tracker

James Bond.



Hey, speak to me.

Cancel all my pickups for the next hour.

Why? Where you going?


Is this about that Chinese hottie?


Dude, tell me the truth,
you in love with her?

Don’t be stupid.

Then why are you going to Jamaica?

I’m just checking something out okay.

In Jamaica? Come on.

Maybe I should call the cops for backup?

No, I’ll be fine.


Well, I'm going to call you in an hour

just to make sure.

Look, I’ll be fine.


One hour man. Come on.


What am I doing?

Hey, what do you want?

you know I think I have the wrong house.

I was just looking for a girl.

Hold up.

We got lots of girls if you got the cash.

I got some cash.

Hand it over.

I’m looking for Lily.

That’ll only get you
fifteen minutes with her.

Fifteen minutes is all I need.


You sure you don’t
want to hit the ATM first.

You’re gonna want more time.


fifteen minutes is enough.

Upstairs, second door on the right.

Don’t be one minute late coming out,

or my guys are coming in after you

You got it?

Got it.


Oh my God.

How do you want me to please you?

I’m not here for that.

Then why are you here?

I’m here for my money.


What money?

The money on the table. In the tin can?

I had twenty-nine
thousand dollars in there.

I don’t know what you are talking about.

Tin can.

The day you left.

I didn’t take your money.

Then who took it?

I don’t know.

I don’t know.

I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to.

You should leave.

How long?

How long have you been doing this?

I told you.

Ricky forced me.

Since my daughter was born.

Four years.

Is he the father?


he isn’t.

Before I left China,

I had a boyfriend.

He told me to go to America,

he made the arrangements.

I was a fool,

I thought I loved him.

We spent one night together.

I didn’t know anything about sex then.

I came here, they find out that

I’m pregnant.

It was too late to have an abortion, so

they let me keep the baby.

Then they used her

to force me to be a slave.


I have to pay off my debt to them,

or else

they will never let me go.

Let’s get out of here.

Right now.

I can’t leave.

Why not, I can take the guy downstairs.

No, no. He’s too big.

I can’t leave you here.

What about my daughter?

What about her?

They will hurt her.

Where is she?


I’ll go look for her.

No Sam.

This isn’t a game.

These are bad people.

I’m a customer.

They’re not going to hurt me.

No Sam, Sam.

You listen to me.

You have to leave. This isn’t your problem.

Lily, I asked you to trust me,

but I didn’t trust you.

I’m so sorry I didn’t believe you.

Ever since you left,

I can’t stop thinking about you.

Call me stupid, crazy, but

I came here to find you

and I’m not leaving you here.

Sam Siji.

You are stupid and crazy.

Crazy for you.

You have to leave. Your time’s up.

I’m not leaving without you and Ting Ting.

It’s impossible.

Just tell me the truth.

Did you take my money?

No, I never lied to you.

I swear I didn’t take your money.

Okay, I believe you.

You have to go Sam. Please, for me.

You have to go.

Well, well, well.

Look what we have here.

A sweet reunion.

You have a lot of balls
coming back over here Sam.

Hope you’re a screamer.

I’m going to enjoy this.

Maybe we can make a deal.

How much does she owe you?

They’re not for sale.

Only for rent.

She told me she has a debt to you.

How much?

Damn Lily.

What’d you do to this boy?

I don’t remember nothing
special about that whore.

Don’t call her a whore you bastard.


No, no, no Sam.

I know who my father is.

What about Ting Ting?

She owes me thirty thousand dollars!

I have twenty-nine.

I’m not here to make a deal with you.


is not thirty.

I can get you the difference.


But we have a teeny,
teeny tiny problem here.

There’s two of them.

Her daughter’s another thirty thousand.

You do the math!

I don’t have that kind of money.

Then you can’t afford them.

I was hoping you’d say that.

Hold his face.

Don’t forget to tell me
how your teeth tastes.

Ricky no!

Get back you bitch!

Why? Why!

Why do you want to be a hero?

Why can’t you mind your own business!


Wait, wait.


The car.

The car for the girls.

I could just kill you right now

and still keep your car.

You’re not a murderer.

Alright, there’ll be questions.

If they find you,
they’ll put you away for life.

My dispatcher is waiting
for my call in an hour.

If I don’t call, he’ll call the cops.

I mean what do you think
your colleagues will say

when they show up and see your side job?


You bluffing me Sam?


Are you bluffing me?

You want to find out?

A little girl is bad for
business. You know that.

Trade her to me.

I have the title right here.

I’ll sign it over to you.

Everybody walks away.


I don’t know.

You could still call the cops afterwards,

and report the car stolen,

and then now

I have a car I can’t drive.

I’m out sixty grand.

I don’t know.

Why would I do that?

You’re a cop.

Your word versus mine,


You know what. What the hell,

I'm feeling generous today.

You got yourself a deal pal.


Ricky Lau.

How do you spell Lau?

L, A, U.

It’s all yours.

Go get the girl.

You sure about this Ricky.

You sure about this Ricky?

Just go get the girl!

Worry about all the wrong things.

Should worry about how he
got his keys out of his pocket.

I don’t understand.

All this for...

two worthless whores?

With that type of car,

get any girl you want.

Why would you trade your car in

for trash?

I don’t see trash.

I see a beautiful human being.


My baby.

How sweet.

You guys should get out of
here before I change my mind.

Where do you think you’re going?

I can’t believe you gave up your car...

For us?

When I know what I want, I go get it.

Sam, glad to hear your voice man!

Can you send a car to pick me up?

Send a car to pick you up why?

Were you in a crash?

What happened to your car?

I traded it in for something better.


We’re home, home!

Are you hungry?


I called the detective the next day.

But, by the time the police
raided the house in Jamaica,

it had already been abandoned.

If you recall,

I had Ricky’s consumer GPS tracking device.

I had put it back into the car,

and it was easy for the
police to track him down.

They raided his new brothel

and freed all the other girls.

Arrested all of his goons.

They closed down the sex trafficking ring.

They will never hurt
Lily and Ting Ting again.

We contacted an organization

that helps sex trafficking survivors.

Lily started a course in nursing.

And the Feds arranged a
visa for her to stay in the US

Since they need her as a witness

when the case goes to court.

Ricky never filed the
car title with the DMV,

so the car never officially
changed ownership.

I got it back.

Thank you NYPD.

I will never understand

why some people intentionally hurt others.

Our time on this earth is precious,

make every second count.