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Information | Photos | Official website Released: 2020

Information | Photos | Official website Released: 2020


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DVDs that include an audio commentary track from Steven:
Clean, Shaven - Criterion Collection
Point Blank
The Graduate (40th Anniversary Collector's Edition)
The Third Man - Criterion Collection
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?




Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Written by: Simon Moore (miniseries Traffik), Stephen Gaghan (screenplay)
Filming dates: April 2000 - July 2000
Budget: $48m
US opening weekend: $184,725 (4 Screens)
Worldwide box office gross: $207m
US release date: December 27, 2000 (NY & LA), January 5 2001 (rest of US)
Rating: R (US), 15 (UK)

Taglines: No One Gets Away Clean.

Synopsis: Intertwining vignettes frame this tale of America's escalating War on Drugs. Ohio Supreme Court judge Robert Wakefield has been appointed the nation's Drug Czar, his new position made more daunting by the discovery that his teenage daughter Caroline is a heroin addict. Meanwhile, DEA agents Montel Gordon and Ray Castro are pursuing Helena Ayala, wife of jailed kingpin Carlos Ayala, as she seeks to the control the business that her husband had kept hidden from her. South of the Border, duplicious local constable Javier Rodriguez is fighting the battle with his own jaded, questionable ethical code. (

Cast: Steven Bauer (Carlos Ayala) Benjamin Bratt (Juan Obregón) James Brolin (General Ralph Landry) Don Cheadle (Agent Montel Gordon) Erika Christensen (Caroline Wakefield) Clifton Collins Jr. (Francisco Flores/Frankie Flowers) Benicio Del Toro (Officer Javier Rodriguez Rodriguez) Michael Douglas (Drug Czar/Judge Robert 'Bob' Hudson Wakefield) Miguel Ferrer (Eduardo Ruiz) Albert Finney (Chief of Staff) Topher Grace (Seth Abrahams) Luis Guzmán (Agent Ray Castro) Amy Irving (Barbara Wakefield) Tomas Milian (General Arturo Salazar) D.W. Moffett (Jeff Sheridan) Dennis Quaid (Arnie Metzger) Peter Riegert (Attorney Michael Adler) Jacob Vargas (Manolo Sanchez) Catherine Zeta-Jones (Helena Ayala)

Steven on Traffic: "For me Traffic was the culmination of the films that came before it. Everything I've learned on the films I've made went into Traffic on every level. It called upon everything we all had, every day. So getting through to the end of it was really satisfying. Maybe because it was my tenth film, maybe because of the scale of it, it is inarguably the most ambitious film that I've attempted, but it really felt like the culmination of everything I've done so far. I had never attempted a movie on that scale before that was that overtly political. I mean, Erin's political, but in a slightly different way. You know which side you're on when you're watching Erin Brockovich. It's a pretty clear-cut case of these people being betrayed by a corporation. There's not a lot of ambiguity in the central issue. You cannot have mixed feelings about people being poisoned. Traffic is not like that. Traffic is a movie with several different points of view. Depending on who you are and what your experiences are you can come out of the movie with a very different idea of what you just saw than the guy behind you. I've already had that experience in talking to people who've seen the film. It's been hilarious to hear the different takes on the same movie."


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