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Traffic (27-Dec-2000)

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Writer: Stephen Gaghan

Music by: Cliff Martinez

Producers: Edward Zwick; Marshall Herskovitz; Laura Bickford

Keywords: Crime, Drug Smuggling, Heroin, Mexico, Cocaine, Marijuana, Los Angeles

Multiple threads, some intertwining, combine to form a tapestry exploring the War on Drugs. Shown are all aspects including users, distribution, enforcement, and policy. Based on a British miniseries by Simon Moore, Traffik (1989). Won Oscars for Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adaptation and Best Editing; received a nomination for Best Picture.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Steven Bauer
Actor
2-Dec-1956   Scarface
Barbara Boxer
Politician
11-Nov-1940   US Senator from California
Benjamin Bratt
Actor
16-Dec-1963   Hunk from Law & Order
James Brolin
Actor
18-Jul-1940   Brubaker in Capricorn One
Don Cheadle
Actor
29-Nov-1964   Boogie Nights
Erika Christensen
Actor
19-Aug-1982   Caroline in Traffic
Clifton Collins, Jr.
Actor
16-Jun-1970   One Eight Seven
Viola Davis
Actor
11-Aug-1965   Nurse Peeler on City of Angels
Benicio Del Toro
Actor
19-Feb-1967   Traffic
Majandra Delfino
Actor
20-Feb-1981   Maria DeLuca on Roswell
Michael Douglas
Actor
25-Sep-1944   Wall Street
Miguel Ferrer
Actor
7-Feb-1955   Agent Rosenfield on Twin Peaks
Albert Finney
Actor
9-May-1936   Erin Brockovich
Topher Grace
Actor
12-Jul-1978   Eric Forman in That 70's Show
Chuck Grassley
Politician
17-Sep-1933   US Senator from Iowa
Luis Guzmán
Actor
28-Aug-1956   Ramon on John From Cincinnati
Orrin Hatch
Politician
22-Mar-1934   US Senator from Utah
Amy Irving
Actor
10-Sep-1953   Carrie and Yentl
Tomas Milian
Actor
3-Mar-1932   The Big Gundown
D. W. Moffett
Actor
26-Oct-1954   Dean Winston on For Your Love
Enrique Murciano
Actor
9-Jul-1973   Without a Trace
Don Nickles
Politician
6-Dec-1948   US Senator from Oklahoma, 1981-2005
James Pickens, Jr.
Actor
26-Oct-1954   Dr. Richard Webber on Grey's Anatomy
Dennis Quaid
Actor
9-Apr-1954   Any Given Sunday
Harry Reid
Politician
2-Dec-1939   US Senate Majority Leader
Peter Riegert
Actor
11-Apr-1947   Barbarians at the Gate
John Slattery
Actor
13-Aug-1962   Roger on Mad Men
Tucker Smallwood
Actor
22-Feb-1944   Space: Above and Beyond
Rena Sofer
Actor
2-Dec-1968   General Hospital
Jacob Vargas
Actor
18-Aug-1971   The Death and Life of Bobby Z
Bill Weld
Politician
31-Jul-1945   Governor of Massachusetts, 1991-97
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Actor
25-Sep-1969   Traffic

CAST

Steven Bauer   ...   Carlos Ayala
Benjamin Bratt   ...   Juan Obregón
James Brolin   ...   Gen. Ralph Landry
Don Cheadle   ...   Montel Gordon
Erika Christensen   ...   Caroline Wakefield
Clifton Collins, Jr.   ...   Francisco Flores
Benicio Del Toro   ...   Javier Rodríguez
Michael Douglas   ...   Robert Wakefield
Miguel Ferrer   ...   Eduardo Ruiz
Albert Finney   ...   Chief of Staff
Topher Grace   ...   Seth Abrahms
Luis Guzmán   ...   Ray Castro
Amy Irving   ...   Barbara Wakefield
Tomas Milian   ...   Gen. Arturo Salazar
D. W. Moffett   ...   Jeff Sheridan
Peter Riegert   ...   Attorney Michael Adler
Jacob Vargas   ...   Manolo Sanchez
Catherine Zeta-Jones   ...   Helena Ayala
Andrew Chavez   ...   Desert Truck Driver
Michael Saucedo   ...   Desert Truck Driver
Jose Yenque   ...   Salazar Soldier -- The Torturer
Emilio Rivera   ...   Salazar Soldier #2
Michael O'Neill   ...   Lawyer Rodman
Russell G. Jones   ...   Clerk
Lorene Hetherington   ...   State Capitol Reporter #1
Eric Collins   ...   State Capitol Reporter #2
Beau Holden   ...   DEA Agent (CalTrans)
Peter Stader   ...   DEA Agent (CalTrans)
James Lew   ...   DEA Agent (CalTrans)
Jeremy Fitzgerald   ...   DEA Agent (CalTrans)
Russell Solberg   ...   DEA Agent (CalTrans)
Don Snell   ...   DEA Agent (Trailer)
Enrique Murciano   ...   DEA Agent (Trailer)
Gary Carlos Cervantes   ...   DEA Agent (Trailer)
Leticia Bombardier   ...   Ruiz's Secretary
Carl Ciarfalio   ...   Ruiz's Assistant
Steve Lambert   ...   Van Driver
Gilbert Rosales   ...   Van Passenger
Rick Avery   ...   DEA Agent (Public Storage)
Mario Roberts   ...   DEA Agent (Public Storage)
Eileen Weisinger   ...   DEA Agent (Public Storage)
Keii Johnston   ...   DEA Agent (Public Storage)
Mike Watson   ...   DEA Agent (Public Storage)
Kurt Lott   ...   DEA Agent (Public Storage)
Lincoln Simonds   ...   DEA Agent (Public Storage)
Steve Tomaski   ...   DEA Agent (Public Storage)
Buck McDancer   ...   DEA Agent (Public Storage)
John Callery   ...   DEA Agent (Public Storage)
Ousaun Elam   ...   DEA Agent (Public Storage)
Brian Avery   ...   DEA Agent (Public Storage)
Corey Spears   ...   F*****-up Bowman
Majandra Delfino   ...   Vanessa
Alec Roberts   ...   David Ayala
Rena Sofer   ...   Helena's Friend
Stacey Travis   ...   Helena's Friend
Jennifer Barker   ...   Helena's Friend
Dean Faulkner   ...   Parking Valet
Daniella Kuhn   ...   Tourist Woman
Brandon Keener   ...   Tourist Man
Bill Weld   ...   Himself
George Blumenthal   ...   Partygoer #1
Stephen Dunham   ...   Lobbyist
Don Nickles   ...   Himself
Margaret Travolta   ...   Economist
Harry Reid   ...   Himself
Jeff Podolsky   ...   Himself
Jewelle Bickford   ...   Partygoer #2
Barbara Boxer   ...   Herself
Orrin Hatch   ...   Himself
Chuck Grassley   ...   Himself
Dave Hager   ...   Partygoer #3
Tucker Smallwood   ...   Partygoer #4
Marisol Padilla Sanchez   ...   Ana Sanchez
Dennis Quaid   ...   Arnie Metzger
Victor Quintero   ...   Salazar Soldier
Toby Holguin   ...   Salazar Soldier
Ramiro Gonzalez   ...   Salazar Soldier
Viola Davis   ...   Social Worker
James Pickens, Jr.   ...   Prosecutor Ben Williams
Elaine Kagan   ...   Judge Reed
John Slattery   ...   ADA Dan Collier
Jim Ortega   ...   Arrested Man in Apartment
Greg Boniface   ...   Tackled Man #1
Tom Rosales   ...   Tackled Man #2
Rudy M. Camacho   ...   Customs Official
Vonte Sweet   ...   Dealer
Ed Breving   ...   Hotel Deskman
Yul Vazquez   ...   Tigrillo -- Obregón Assassin
Jack Conley   ...   Agent Hughes
Eddie Velez   ...   Agent Johnson
Craig N. Chretien   ...   Director of EPIC
John Brown   ...   Assistant Director of EPIC
Mike Siegel   ...   DEA Representative
Joel Torres   ...   Porfilio Madrigal
Steve Rose   ...   Marty
Kimber Fritz   ...   Rehab Counselor
Harsh Nayyar   ...   Witness #1
Mary Pat Gleason   ...   Witness #2
Vincent Ward   ...   Man on Street
Jsu Garcia   ...   Pablo Obregón
Gregory Estevane   ...   Polygraph Administrator
Alex Procopio   ...   Polygraph Assistant
Rita Gomez   ...   Mrs. Castro
Kaizaad Navroze Kotwal   ...   Teacher
David Jensen   ...   "John"
Jay Fernando Krymis   ...   Waiter #1
Mike Malone   ...   Waiter #2
Rene Pereyra   ...   Doctor
Kymberly S. Newberry   ...   Press Secretary
Carroll Schumacher   ...   Ayala Security #1
Ben Scott   ...   Ayala Security #2
Michael Showers   ...   Meeting Leader

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