• R
  • 2000
  • 147 min
  • USA, Germany
  • crime, drama, thriller

A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is a crack addict. Two DEA agents protect an informant. A jailed drug baron's wife attempts to carry on the family business.

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Screenwriter: Stephen Gaghan

Stars: Michael Douglas, Benicio del Toro, Jacob Vargas

Soderbergh successfully pulls off the highly ambitious Traffic, a movie with three different stories and a very large cast. The issues of ethics are gray rather than black-and-white, with no clear-cut good guys. Terrific acting all around.


  • Steven Soderbergh
    Steven Soderbergh

    Steven Andrew Soderbergh ( born January 14, 1963) is an American film producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, and an Academy Award-winning film director. He is best known for directing commercial Hollywood films like Erin Brockovich, Traffic, and

Main Cast


Producer: Laura Bickford, Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick

Editor: Stephen Mirrione

Casting: Debra Zane

Director Of Photography: Steven Soderbergh

Original Music Composer: Cliff Martinez

Costume Design: Louise Frogley

Production Design: Philip Messina


Year: 2000

Runtime: 147 min

Country: USA, Germany

Language: English, Spanish

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

Sound Mix: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS


  • Richard Schickel (TIME Magazine)

    It leaves one feeling restless and dissatisfied.