R | | 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.
During the 2018 Live from the TCM Film Festival special, Douglas revealed that Steven Soderbergh first brought up that Douglas should play pianist Liberace while they were filming the movie Traffic (2000) together. Douglas later played the real life person in a 2013 HBO telefilm.
Last night I had an ugly nightmare.
Manolo Sanchez: Oh yeah? What happened, man?
When Arnie Metzger shows up at Helena Ayala's house, at one point he quickly turns around and points to her. Clearly his mouth movements do not match up with the dialog.
Master of the 4-string Electric Bassius O' Phellius - Flea
The Criterion Collection DVD is presented in 1.85:1, whilst the Criterion Blu-ray is presented in 1.78:1. According to the Blu-ray insert, the latter is the director's preferred ratio.
$15,517,549 (USA) (5 January 2001)
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