|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
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SummaryTraffic is a mural of a war being fought and lost. In a culture devoted to instant gratification and the quick fix, it poses unanswerable questions about greed, corruption, economic inequity, pleasure, self-medication, dependency, and addiction. The stories of a well-meaning politician with a wayward daughter, a rich suburban homemaker who sees her comfortable life hijacked by two earnest DEA agents, and a conscientious and honorable Mexican police officer illustrate the difficulties of waging this war against people who are essentially members of the family.
|Series||Criterion collection ; 151.|
Drug traffic -- Mexico -- Drama.
Drug traffic -- United States -- Drama.
Drug traffic -- Mexican-American Border Region -- Drama.
Criminal behavior -- Ohio -- Drama.
Criminal behavior -- California -- Drama.
Criminal behavior -- Mexico -- Drama.
San Diego (Calif.) -- Drama.
Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico) -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| [Irvington, N.Y.] :Criterion Collection,©2002.
|Edition||Special ed., widescreen.|
Soderbergh, Steven, 1963-
Toro, Benicio del, 1967-
Douglas, Michael, 1944-
Guzmán, Luis, 1956-
Zeta-Jones, Catherine, 1969-
USA Films (Firm)
Initial Entertainment Group.
Bedford Falls Company.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro, Michael Douglas, Luis Guzman, Dennis Quaid, Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Editor, Stephen Mirrione ; music, Cliff Martinez ; costume designer, Louise Frogley ; production designer, Philip Messina.
MPAA rating: R.
In English and Spanish with English subtitles; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2000.
Special features: three commentary tracks: director Steven Soderbergh and writer Stephen Gaghan ; producers Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, and Laura Bickford, and consultants Tim Golden and Craig Chretien ; and composer Cliff Martinez (featuring two music cues not included in the final film); twenty-five deleted scenes, featuring commentary by Soderbergh and Gaghan; film processing demonstration: achieving the look of the Mexico sequences; editing demonstration, with commentary by editor Stephen Mirrione; dialogue editing demonstration with sound editor Larry Blake; thirty minutes of additional footage, featuring multiple angles from the scenes of the El Paso Intelligence Center and the cocktail party where U.S. senators, major politicians, lobbyists, and others express their views on the drug war; theatrical and television trailers; U.S. Customs trading cards of the K-9 squad used in the detection of narcotics and illegal substances.
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo; widescreen presentation aspect ratio 1.85:1, enhanced for 16x9 widescreen televisions.
Winner, 2001 Academy Awards for Best director (Steven Soderbergh), Best supporting actor (Benicio Del Toro), Best writing-screenplay based on material previously produced or published (Stephen Gaghan), Best editing (Stephen Mirrione).
2 videodiscs (147 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.