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Human Traffic (1999)

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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:
Lorraine Pilkington ...
Nicola Reynolds ...
Dean Davies ...
Peter Albert ...
Lulu's Uncle Eric
Moff's Father
Sarah Blackburn ...
Jip's Ex #2
Anne Bowen ...
Moff's Grandmother
Neil Bowens ...
Asylum Doorman
Peter Bramhill ...
Jo Brand ...
Reality (voice)
Stephanie Brooks ...


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 <>

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Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

5 May 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

B oтрыв!  »

Box Office


£2,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£434,261 (UK) (4 June 1999)


$104,257 (USA) (19 May 2000)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When Jip talks to the manager of the Asylum, Jip asks to use the phone to call his assistant. While he is on the phone, the camera flicks back the manager. In this shot, the phone Jip is supposed to be calling on is clearly visible in the foreground, still on the hook. See more »


Moff: See ya later Pete, no one gives a fuck about ya.
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References True Romance (1993) See more »


The Tingler
Written by C.J. Bolland
Published by London Music
Performed by C.J. Bolland
Licensed courtesy of London Records 90 Ltd.
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great fun
15 September 1999 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I recently watched this flick twice on a trip back from Ireland on Virgin Atlantic (a nine hour flight). It reminded me of a UK version of Cameron Crowe's "Singles" but a hell of a lot more fun. I loved the scene where the main character makes up a new national anthem (one he identifies with). This movie is worth watching for that scene alone. "Human Traffic" doesn't provide much insight into the human condition, but that's not what it's trying to do. It's just about a group of young people trying to figure out their lives at that point in time. It's definitely a great film if you want to watch characters who lead even more pointless lives than you. The place was different, but in my early twenties I saw some of my own traits (namely the pursuit of "fun" and women) in the male characters.

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