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Traffik 

Unrated | | Drama, Crime | TV Mini-Series (1989– )
The Hamburg police arrest an international businessman, charging him with smuggling heroin from Pakistan. While he's on trial, his trophy wife, a former Olympic swimmer, discovers steely ... See full summary »
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 Jack Lithgow 6 episodes, 1989
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 Helen Rosshalde 6 episodes, 1989
Fritz Müller-Scherz ...
Jamal Shah ...
Talat Hussain ...
 Tariq Butt 6 episodes, 1989
Vincenzo Benestante ...
 Domenquez 6 episodes, 1989
George Kukura ...
 Karl Rosshalde / ... 5 episodes, 1989
Ismat Shah Jahan ...
Raahi Raza ...
Roohi Raza ...
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 Caroline Lithgow 4 episodes, 1989
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 Rachel Lithgow 4 episodes, 1989
Peter Bourke ...
 Henderson 4 episodes, 1989
Tilo Prückner ...
Peter Lakenmacher ...
 Ledesert 4 episodes, 1989
Faryal Gohar ...
Shelley Goldfarb ...
Regina Pressler ...
 Public Prosecutor 4 episodes, 1989
Tony Mathews ...
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Rahat Kazmi ...
Sarah Mortimer ...
 Margaret 3 episodes, 1989
Jennifer Susan Hibbert ...
Anthony Pfriem ...
Wolfgang Rau ...
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 Presiding Judge 3 episodes, 1989
Shabaz Durrani ...
 Lal / ... 3 episodes, 1989
Jonathan Docker-Drysdale ...
Michael Bertenshaw ...
Philip Middlemiss ...
Sharron Bower ...
Behroze Sabzwari ...
Willy Bartelsen
Alex Leppard
Holger Mahlich ...
 Prulager 2 episodes, 1989
Bernard Adena ...
Werner Schwuchow ...
Saquib Sheikh
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The Hamburg police arrest an international businessman, charging him with smuggling heroin from Pakistan. While he's on trial, his trophy wife, a former Olympic swimmer, discovers steely ruthlessness within herself. In Pakistan, the British home minister tours the poppy-eradication project and returns to London to find that his daughter is a heroin addict. While trying to save her, and helped by a crusading attorney, he learns the limits of government policy. Fazal, a peasant burned off his land where he farmed poppies, goes to Karachi and works for Tarik Butt, a murderous drug lord. Fazal's frankness and sense of worth are his strength and his liability. Stories cross and collide. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Crime

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22 April 1990 (USA)  »

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A heroin útja  »

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Remade as Traffic (2000) See more »

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Chamber Symphony in c minor, op. 110a
Written by Dmitri Shostakovich
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great storyline
2 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

beautifully constructed, "Traffik" tells the story of narcotics usage and commerce from multiple points of view. From a policeman view, from a politician view, from an addict view, from a smuggler's view, and from a farmer's view. In a carefully contructed storyline, one gets the impression on how everything is inter-related. From beautiful on-location shots in the poppy fields in Pakistan, to downtown Karachi, to the entry points airports of Frankfurt and London, to the delapidated buildings where the smuggling takes place, one sees the massive dimension of narcotics consumption.


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