MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,438 this week

Traffic Jam (1979)
"L'ingorgo" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  4 March 1988 (USA)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 466 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 4 critic

A tremendous congestion hit the Roma highway ring. The biggest traffic jam ever seen endures for more than 36 hours. People blocked in their cars react at the beginning normally. But the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 6 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 13 Oct 2013
 
a list of 34 titles
created 21 Jan 2014
 
a list of 116 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 21 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 45 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Traffic Jam" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Traffic Jam (1979)

Traffic Jam (1979) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Traffic Jam.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Raffaele Capece, un insegnante di mandolino, fa il posteggiatore nei locali pubblici. Ha due guai incurabili : ha una gamba offesa ed un padre inguaribile giocatore, che sperpera al lotto ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Corbucci
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Ornella Muti, Renato Pozzetto
Macaroni (1985)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A businessman from the United States returns to Italy for the first time in four decades only to discover that an old girlfriend of his, along with her brother, have involved him in a massive hoax.

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Marcello Mastroianni, Daria Nicolodi
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The Marquise Eugenia di Maqueda, an orphan raised by the nuns, marries Raimondo Corrao, but on their wedding night she finds out that he is her brother. The piece of news is in a letter ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Comencini
Stars: Laura Antonelli, Alberto Lionello, Michele Placido
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When a veteran marshal is sent to a small town, he quickly falls for two women: a midwife and an earthy young woman nicknamed "Frisky".

Director: Luigi Comencini
Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Gina Lollobrigida, Marisa Merlini
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Mastroianni plays an ex-diplomat imprisoned for the murder of his wife who is visited by a young woman who is not only his lover but also his step-daughter.

Director: Liliana Cavani
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Eleonora Giorgi, Tom Berenger
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution, when they find themselves in the city of Varennes when ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Jean-Louis Barrault, Marcello Mastroianni, Hanna Schygulla
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Alberto Sordi, Michel Simon, Charles Vanel
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Giovanni è un giovane contattato da una casa editrice cattolica per pubblicizzare, con il suo volto, un libro sulla vita di Cristo. Francesca è una misteriosa ragazza che incontra sulla ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Comencini
Stars: Beppe Grillo, Maria Schneider, Fernando Rey
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Two men and a beautiful woman are involved in a three-way relationship during a trip to Machu Picchu.

Director: Manuel Antin
Stars: Dora Baret, Ricardo Blume, Francisco Rabal
Circe (1964)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Manuel Antin
Stars: Graciela Borges, Raúl Aubel, Alberto Argibay
Odd Number (1962)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Manuel Antin
Stars: Lautaro Murúa, María Rosa Gallo, Sergio Renán
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

To find the woman of his life, man makes a game up: he enters a subway train wagon, picks a woman he likes and waits to see whether she's going to take the same course and connections as he. If she is, he tries to make contact.

Director: Roberto Gervitz
Stars: Felipe Camargo, Maria Luísa Mendonça, Júlia Lemmertz
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Dr. De Benedetti
...
Irène
...
Carlo
Patrick Dewaere ...
Mara's Lover
...
Martina
Harry Baer ...
Mario
...
Marco Montefoschi
...
Teresa
...
Professor
...
Angela
...
Franco
Orazio Orlando ...
Ferreri
Giovannella Grifeo ...
Germana Gargiulo
Lino Murolo ...
Blind man #2
Ciccio Ingrassia ...
The Dying Man
Edit

Storyline

A tremendous congestion hit the Roma highway ring. The biggest traffic jam ever seen endures for more than 36 hours. People blocked in their cars react at the beginning normally. But the more the time advance the more we are witness of personal dramas, hysteric reactions and more. All the episodes are linked like one only plot. Cars and their hosts are a microcosm of stories part of a major universe: the congestion. Written by 1felco

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

car | traffic | traffic jam | sweat | smoke | See All (18) »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| | |

Language:

| | |

Release Date:

4 March 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Traffic Jam  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Weekend (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Woman of Night
Performed by Angela Monti
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Blurb.
31 July 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Traffic Jam" is a grandiose black comedy which is a little bit of Fellini's "Roma", Godard's "Weekend, and Bunuel's "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie." Along a Roman highway there is a monumental traffic jam that lasts 36 hours. We get to witness the dramas, personal and public, of a group of people in this pile-up of vehicles, an image no doubt to be taken as a microcosm of an aggressively cut-throat world. It is a movie that is in turn tongue-in-cheek, riotous, clever, and just plain funny. Extended cameo roles are provided by Alberto Sordi, Marcello Mastroianni, Ugo Tognazzi, Annie Girardot, and Angela Molina. It is a good example of "commedia all'italiana", a genre that combined rib-tickling humor with savage satire.


5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Traffic Jam (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?