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A three-part miniseries that offers a look into the world of trafficking, where drugs, weapons and even people are traded all over the world. Here, the lives of three Seattle-based men ... See full summary »




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A three-part miniseries that offers a look into the world of trafficking, where drugs, weapons and even people are traded all over the world. Here, the lives of three Seattle-based men become intertwined - until they're all in over their heads. Written by Anonymous

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Drugs were just the beginning.


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

26 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Traffic: The Miniseries See more »


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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Galway Bay Productions See more »
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16 : 9
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In the unrated DVD Angie's topless scene was re-shot at different angles revealing more of her breasts than what was visible in the original broadcast on the USA Cable Network. See more »


Spun-off from Traffic (2000) See more »


Written by Frankie Blue
Performed by Nick Frost
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Moderately Entertaining Adaptation of an Adaptation
29 January 2004 | by dglinkSee all my reviews

This three-night mini-series, which is derivative of the Steven Soderbergh movie Traffic, which in turn was adapted from a British mini-series Traffik, is entertaining, although it left a lot of loose ends fluttering in the wind, unless there is a Part II in production. While not a remake, the mini-series does use the same multi-character multi-plot structure as the Oscar winning film, but it lacks the star wattage of the theatrical movie. However, the less familiar faces actually work for the film and add to its gritty realistic quality. Also, while the theatrical film focused on drugs and Mexico, the mini-series is focused on drugs, illegals, terrorism, and Afghanistan. The first part sets up a series of seemingly unconnected story lines that grab the interest and carry the viewer into part two. The core of the plot emerges in part two and carries the multiple stories to resolution in part three, although several characters and their plot-lines seemed to fade away or drift off without a clear idea of their fates. Time should not have been a problem since there appeared to be some padding here and there as scenes were repeated unnecessarily to remind the viewer of what they had already seen. Tighter editing would have provided some additional running time to wrap up the plot and provide a more satisfying conclusion without cutting into advertising revenues. But, basically, Traffic: the Mini-Series is a good entertaining film, with some nice vistas of Canada standing in for Afghanistan, and some decent performances, although ultimately it will not result in a parade to the podium at the Emmys.

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