Traffic [DVD] / 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
DVD | Criterion Collection | c2002.
2 videodiscs (147 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
In English and Spanish with English subtitles.
Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro, Michael Douglas, Luis Guzman, Dennis Quaid, Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Photography, Peter Andrews ; editor, Stephen Mirrione ; music, Cliff Martinez.
"Based on Traffic, created by Simon Moore, originally produced by Carnival Films for Channel 4 Television (U.K.)."
Originally released as a motion picture in 2000.
Disc two includes commentary from director Steven Soderbergh and writer Stephen Hahjan; film processing, editing, and dialogue editing demonstrations; and additional footage.
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.
Academy Awards: Best director, Best supporting actor (Del Toro), Best adapted screenplay, Best film editing.
Soderbergh, Steven, 1963-
Toro, Benicio del, 1967-
Douglas, Michael, 1944-
Guzmán, Luis, 1957-
Zeta-Jones, Catherine, 1969-
Moore, Simon. Traffik.
Bedford Falls Company.
USA Films (Firm)
Initial Entertainment Group.
Traffik (Television program)