Item Details

Traffic [videorecording]

directed by Steven Soderbergh ; screenplay by Stephen Gaghan ; produced by Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Laura Bickford ; a Bedford Falls/Laura Bickford production ; a USA Films presentation in association with Initial Entertainment Group
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
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.
Director
Steven Soderbergh
Performers
Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro, Michael Douglas, Luis Guzman, Dennis Quaid, Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Release Date
2000
Run Time
147 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
In English and Spanish with English subtitles
Rating
Rated R
Notes
  • Based on Traffik, the 1989 British television miniseries, created by Simon Moore, originally produced by Carnival Films for Channel 4 Television (U.K.).
  • Videodisc release of a 2000 motion picture.
  • 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.
Related Title
Traffik (Television program)
Awards Note
Academy Awards: Best director, Best supporting actor (Del Toro), Best adapted screenplay, Best film editing.
Edition
Special ed
Series
Criterion Collection
Series Statement
Criterion collection 151
ISBN
1559409703, 9781559409704
Credits
Photography, Peter Andrews ; editor, Stephen Mirrione ; music, Cliff Martinez.
Published
[U.S.A.] : Criterion Collection, 2006, c2002.
Recording Info
"Second printing 2006" -- Container.
Publisher no.
CC1622D Criterion Collection
Related Resources
Watch online
Description
2 videodiscs (147 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, Dolby digital 5.1, stereo, region 1, NTSC.
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