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.
As his own cinematographer, Steven Soderbergh employed only natural light throughout the movie.
Last night I had an ugly nightmare.
Manolo Sanchez: Oh yeah? What happened, man?
During the woman's speech in the courtroom, you can clearly see the microphone switch to be in the off position.
There are no opening credits except for the film's title in the lower left corner.
$15,517,549 (USA) (5 January 2001)