Traffic

Traffic

147 mins | Drama, Crime, Thriller | March 23, 2000

An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their comfortable suburban home. In Mexico, a flawed, but noble policeman agrees to testify against a powerful general in league with a cartel, and in San Diego, a drug kingpin's sheltered trophy wife must learn her husband's ruthless business after he is arrested, endangering her luxurious lifestyle.

Traffic

147 mins | Drama, Crime, Thriller | March 23, 2000

Traffic
An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their comfortable suburban home. In Mexico, a flawed, but noble policeman agrees to testify against a powerful general in league with a cartel, and in San Diego, a drug kingpin's sheltered trophy wife must learn her husband's ruthless business after he is arrested, endangering her luxurious lifestyle.
IMDb rating 7.6
Producers Bedford Falls Productions, USA Films, Initial Entertainment Group (IEG), Compulsion Inc., Splendid Medien AG
Original title Traffic
Directors Basti Van Der Woude, Trey Batchelor, Annie Welles, Gregory Jacobs, Steven Soderbergh
Writers Simon Moore, Stephen Gaghan

Cast

Michael Douglas

as Robert Wakefield

Benicio del Toro

as Javier Rodriguez

Catherine Zeta-Jones

as Helena Ayala

Don Cheadle

as Montel Gordon

Erika Christensen

as Caroline Wakefield

Jacob Vargas

as Manolo Sanchez

Luis Guzmán

as Ray Castro

Miguel Ferrer

as Eduardo Ruiz

Topher Grace

as Seth Abrahms

Dennis Quaid

as Arnie Metzger

Steven Bauer

as Carlos Ayala

Albert Finney

as Chief of Staff

James Brolin

as General Ralph Landry

Tomas Milian

as Gen. Arturo Salazar

Clifton Collins Jr.

as Francisco Flores

Enrique Murciano

as DEA Agent - Trailer

D.W. Moffett

as Jeff Sheridan

Amy Irving

as Barbara Wakefield

Peter Riegert

as Attorney Michael Adler

Benjamin Bratt

as Juan Obregón

Yul Vazquez

as Tigrillo / Obregón Assassin

Majandra Delfino

as Vanessa

Alec Roberts

as David Ayala

James Pickens Jr.

as Prosecutor Ben Williams

Viola Davis

as Social Worker

Andrew Chavez

as Desert Truck Driver

Michael Saucedo

as Desert Truck Driver

Jose Yenque

as Salazar Soldier / The Torturer

Emilio Rivera

as Salazar Soldier #2

Michael O'Neill

as Lawyer Rodman

Lorene Hetherington

as State Capitol Reporter #1

Eric Collins

as State Capitol Reporter #2

Beau Holden

as DEA Agent - CalTrans

Peter Stader

as DEA Agent - CalTrans

James Lew

as DEA Agent - CalTrans

Jeremy Fitzgerald

as DEA Agent - CalTrans

Russell Solberg

as DEA Agent - CalTrans

Don Snell

as DEA Agent - Trailer

Gary Carlos Cervantes

as DEA Agent - Trailer

Leticia Bombardier

as Ruiz's Secretary

Carl Ciarfalio

as Ruiz's Assistant

Steven Lambert

as Van Driver

Gilbert Rosales

as Van Passenger

Rick Avery

as DEA Agent - Public Storage

Mario Roberts

as DEA Agent - Public Storage

Eileen Weisinger

as DEA Agent - Public Storage

Keii Johnston

as DEA Agent - Public Storage

Mike Watson

as DEA Agent - Public Storage

Kurt D. Lott

as DEA Agent - Public Storage

Lincoln Simonds

as DEA Agent - Public Storage

Steve Tomaski

as DEA Agent - Public Storage

Buck McDancer

as DEA Agent - Public Storage

John Callery

as DEA Agent - Public Storage

Ousaun Elam

as DEA Agent - Public Storage

Brian Avery

as DEA Agent - Public Storage

Corey Spears

as F*****-up Bowman

Rena Sofer

as Helena's Friend

Stacey Travis

as Helena's Friend

Jennifer Barker

as Helena's Friend

Dean Faulkner

as Parking Valet

Daniella Kuhn

as Tourist Woman

Brandon Keener

as Tourist Man

Bill Weld

as Governor Bill Weld

George Blumenthal

as Partygoer #1

Stephen Dunham

as Lobbyist

Don Nickles

as Senator Don Nickles

Margaret Travolta

as Economist

Harry Reid

as Senator Harry Reid

Jeff Podolsky

as Jeff Podolsky

Jewelle Bickford

as Partygoer #2

Barbara Boxer

as Senator Barbara Boxer

Orrin Hatch

as Senator Orrin Hatch

Chuck Grassley

as Senator Charles Grassley

Dave Hager

as Partygoer #3

Tucker Smallwood

as Partygoer #4

Marisol Padilla Sánchez

as Ana Sanchez

Víctor Quintero

as Salazar Soldier

Toby Holguin

as Salazar Soldier

Ramiro González

as Salazar Soldier

Elaine Kagan

as Judge Reed

John Slattery

as ADA Dan Collier

Jimmy Ortega

as Arrested Man in Apartment

Greg Boniface

as Tackled Man #1

Thomas Rosales Jr.

as Tackled Man #2

Rudy M. Camacho

as Customs Official

Vonte Sweet

as Dealer

Ed Breving

as Hotel Deskman

Jack Conley

as Agent Hughes

Eddie Velez

as Agent Johnson

Craig N. Chretien

as Director of EPIC

John Brown

as Assistant Director of EPIC

Mike Siegel

as DEA Representative

Joel Torres

as Porfilio Madrigal

Stephen J. Rose

as Marty

Kimber Fritz

as Rehab Counselor

Harsh Nayyar

as Witness #1

Mary Pat Gleason

as Witness #2

Vincent M. Ward

as Man on Street

Jsu Garcia

as Pablo Obregón

Gregory Estevane

as Polygraph Administrator

Alex Procopio

as Polygraph Assistant

Rita Gomez

as Mrs. Castro

Kaizaad Kotwal

as Teacher

David Jensen

as John

Jay Krymis

as Waiter #1

Mike Malone

as Waiter #2

René Pereyra

as Doctor

Kymberly Newberry

as Press Secretary

Carroll Schumacher

as Ayala Security #1

Ben Scott

as Ayala Security #2

Michael Showers

as Meeting Leader

Salma Hayek

as Rosario (uncredited)

Fred Anderson

as TV Reporter (uncredited)

David Bickford

as Stan (uncredited)

Adam Clark

as FBI Agent (uncredited)

Chic Daniel

as DEA Agent (uncredited)

Sonia Debreczeni

as Reporter (uncredited)

Alan Easley

as Junkie (uncredited)

Choel Evans

as Photo Journalist (uncredited)

Rod Fielder

as Newspaper Photographer (uncredited)

Tony Guma

as Detective (uncredited)

Valerie Hanna

as Witness #3 (uncredited)

Dominic Koulianos

as Reporter (uncredited)

Zachary Lindsey

as Cafe Patron (uncredited)

Meagan Lopez

as Cocktail Party Attendee (uncredited)

Christie McNew

as Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Ambrit Millhouse

as Cincinnati Hooker (uncredited)

Ken Miyamoto

as Guy by Swimming Pool (uncredited)

David Pittinger

as Cincinnati Police Officer (uncredited)

Christopher Rogers

as Businessman (uncredited)

Leo Rogstad

as Stand-In (uncredited)

Laurent Schwaar

as Art Appraiser (uncredited)

Joey Sotello

as DEA Agent / Attorney (uncredited)

William-Christopher Stephens

as Drug Dealer (uncredited)

Clyde Tull

as Cafe Patron (uncredited)

Fairly Tull

as Cafe Patron (uncredited)

Jim Cody Williams

as FBI Agent (uncredited)

Anthony Hawkins Woods

as Junkie (uncredited)

William 'Shorty' Young

as Court Room Participant (uncredited)