Traffic

DVD - 2002

Presents a mix of interrelated stories: a Mexican policeman finds himself and his partner caught in an often deadly web of corruption; a pair of DEA agents work undercover in a sordid and dangerous part of San Diego; a wealthy drug baron living in upscale, suburban America is arrested and learns how quickly his unknowing and pampered wife takes over his business; and the U.S. President's new drug czar must deal with his increasingly drug-addicted teenage daughter.

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Series
Criterion Collection ; 151
Subjects
Genres
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Published
[U.S.A.] : Criterion Collection 2002, c2000.
Edition
Special ed
Language
English
unknown
Item Description
Originally released as a motion picture in 2000.
Based on Traffik, the 1989 British television miniseries, created by Simon Moore, originally produced by Carnival Films for Channel 4 Television (U.K.).
Disc one contains three commentary tracks. Disc two includes twenty-five deleted scenes with commentary from director Steven Soderbergh and writer Stephen Hahjan; film processing, editing, and dialogue editing demonstrations; and additional footage; theatrical and television trailers.
Physical Description
2 videodiscs (DVD) (147 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Audience
MPAA rated R.
Awards
Academy Awards: Best director (Steven Soderbergh), Best supporting actor (Benicio Del Toro), Best adapted screenplay (Stephen Gaghan), Best film editing (Stephen Mirrione).
Production Credits
Photography, Peter Andrews ; editor, Stephen Mirrione ; music, Cliff Martinez.
ISBN
1559409703
9781559409704
Other Authors
Steven Soderbergh, 1963- (-), Stephen Gaghan, Simon Moore, 1958-
Review by Publisher Summary 1

A newly appointed US "Drug Czar" finds illegal drugs a much more complex problem than he had imagined.