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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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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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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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When Jip first picks up Koop in his car you here the radio broadcast of BBC's Radio One. The MC is Pete Tong, who is the movie's Music Supervisor. Pete Tong actually does have a weekly radio show on Radio One. See more »

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When Jip is driving home from work, his right foot - his accelerator foot - is tapping along to the music yet the car still drives smoothly. See more »

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Jeremy Faxman: Every club is different, but in the Asylum it's the manager. He has a string of homeboys dealing the pucker Es to the party people in the club. He makes the most coin out of this enterprise. His homies will make just a couple of quid on each pucker. His homies are also scoping for other dealers on the block. Where the homies have an illegitimate pucker E dealer in their website they tell the bouncers. The bouncers grip him, nab his stash and kick him out with a physical warning. They give the ...
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Out of the Blue
Written by Ferry Corsten
Published by Basart Music Group
Performed by System F
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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