Traffic (2000)

No one gets away clean

star 7/10
From 993 Ratings


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.

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  • Michael Douglas

    as Robert Wakefield
  • Benicio del Toro

    as Javier Rodriguez
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones

    as Helena Ayala
  • Tomás Milián

    as Gen. Arturo Salazar
  • Don Cheadle

    as Montel Gordon
  • Russell G. Jones

    as Mark
  • Jacob Vargas

    as Manolo Sanchez
  • Amy Irving

    as Barbara Wakefield
  • Michael O'Neill

    as Lawery Rodman
  • Dennis Quaid

    as Arnie Metzger
  • Erika Christensen

    as Caroline Wakefield
  • Stacey Travis

    as Helena's Friend
  • Benjamin Bratt

    as Juan Obregón
  • Miguel Ferrer

    as Eduardo Ruiz
  • Joel Torres

    as Porfilio Madrigal
  • Beau Holden

    as DEA Agent - CalTrans
  • Jeremy Fitzgerald

    as DEA Agent - CalTrans
  • Mary Pat Gleason

    as Witness #2
  • 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
  • Salma Hayek

    as Rosario
  • Topher Grace

    as Seth Abrahms
  • Albert Finney

    as Chief of Staff
  • Luis Guzmán

    as Ray Castro
  • Viola Davis

    as Social Worker
  • Clifton Collins Jr.

    as Francisco Flores
  • Marisol Padilla Sánchez

    as Ana Sanchez
  • Keii Johnston

    as DEA Agent - Public Storage
  • Jessica Yoshimura

    as Neighbor (uncredited)
  • James Brolin

    as General Ralph Landry
Directing Steven Soderbergh Director
Writing Simon Moore Screenplay
Writing Stephen Gaghan Screenplay
Production Laura Bickford Producer
Production Marshall Herskovitz Producer
Production Edward Zwick Producer
Sound Cliff Martinez Original Music Composer
Camera Steven Soderbergh Director of Photography
Editing Stephen Mirrione Editor
Production Debra Zane Casting
Art Philip Messina Production Design
Art Keith P. Cunningham Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Louise Frogley Costume Design
Sound Herbie Hancock Music
Costume & Make-Up Joyce Kogut Costume Supervisor
Production Terri Taylor Casting Associate
Art Kristen Toscano Messina Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Bonnie Clevering Hair Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Kathrine Gordon Hair Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Roxanne Wightman Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Katherine James Makeup Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Loretta James-Demasi Makeup Artist
Directing Annie Welles Script Supervisor
Art Wylie Griffin Art Department Coordinator
Art Chris Snyder Construction Coordinator