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Human Traffic (1999)

 -  Comedy | Music  -  5 May 2000 (USA)
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Five friends spend one lost weekend in a mix of music, love and club culture.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jip
Lorraine Pilkington ...
Lulu
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Nicola Reynolds ...
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Dean Davies ...
Lee
Peter Albert ...
Lulu's Uncle Eric
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Karen Benson
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Moff's Father
Sarah Blackburn ...
Jip's Ex #2
Anne Bowen ...
Moff's Grandmother
Neil Bowens ...
Asylum Doorman
Peter Bramhill ...
Matt
Jo Brand ...
Reality (voice)
Stephanie Brooks ...
Fleur
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Storyline

The Cardiff club scene in the 90's: five best friends deal with their relationships and their personal demons during a weekend. Jip calls himself a sexual paranoid, afraid he's impotent. Lulu, Jip's mate, doesn't find much to fancy in men. Nina hates her job at a fast food joint, and her man, Koop, who dreams of being a great hip-hop d.j., is prone to fits of un-provoked jealousy. The fifth is Moff, whose family is down on his behavior. Starting Friday afternoon, with preparations for clubbing, we follow the five from Ecstacy-induced fun through a booze-laden come-down early Saturday morning followed by the weekend's aftermath. It's breakthrough time for at least three of them. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Music

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Rated R for pervasive drug content and language, and for some strong sexuality | See all certifications »

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Budget:

£2,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,595 (USA) (5 May 2000)

Gross:

$104,257 (USA) (19 May 2000)
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There is another cut of film called Human Traffic Remixed. According to The Guardian there were rumors that Justin Kerrigan wasn't involved with edited version but the producer Allan Niblo was. There are also rumors that they had fallen out during the shoot. It is available on DVD in the UK See more »

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When Koop is selling records to the hip hop guy in the beginning of the movie, the needle jumps. The last time that we see Hip Hop Guy from Koop's perspective, the needle has jumped onto the slipmat, and then in the next shot, the needle jumps back off the slipmat. See more »

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Moff: [while high] The Emperor... wants to conquer outer space. Yoda... wants to explore inner space.
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References EastEnders (1985) See more »

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The Age of Love
Written by Bruno Sanchioni, Guiseppe Cherchia
Published by Alpina Music/Airs Edition/Grin Music Ltd.
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Licensed courtesy of React Music Ltd.
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Get me a real doctor! This movie rocks!
8 January 2001 | by (new brunswick, canada) – See all my reviews

This film was hilarious. It provided a somewhat comical view of the British club scene, which, if you really look at it, is a funny thing. The characters in this flick were so realistic to those of us who watched here at my place that it was like watching a movie about ourselves.

There were a few pivotal scenes which really made this movie work: the getting ready scenes; the "Get me a real doctor" scene; the white background scene showing each character in a total state of being wrecked, ending with the infamous line "what was i saying?" and the comedown-sunup scenes. I have lived these moments myself and found myself laughing hysterically at my own ridiculous behaviour.

I can't give this movie a 10 because it doesn't measure up to Groove, which I thought was out of this world, but it certainly has its moments. The mise-en-scene and the camera work is superb, the special effects are well worth mentioning, and the acting is fantastic.

After waiting a long time to see this film, I am glad to say that I was not disappointed. I hope to see more from the writer/director in the future.


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