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Human Traffic (1999)

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

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Cast

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Jip
Lorraine Pilkington ...
Lulu
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Dean Davies ...
Lee
Peter Albert ...
Lulu's Uncle Eric
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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
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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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No rules. No limits. And no saying "no"... ever! See more »

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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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5 May 2000 (USA)  »

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B oтрыв!  »

Box Office

Budget:

£2,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£434,261 (UK) (4 June 1999)

Gross:

$104,257 (USA) (19 May 2000)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jip's room has movie posters of Clerks, Lost Highway, and The Shining, among others. See more »

Goofs

When the gang are in the pub and Jip realizes he fancies Lulu, he looks over and she lights her cigarette and has a puff. But then it switches to a wider shot and you can see Lulu lights her cigarette again. See more »

Quotes

Lulu: Why would I want a man? They're all emotionally retarded, egotistical pricks who fuck with your head. They try to control you and make you feel like the whore of Babylon if you wear a mini skirt. I'm an independent girl who wears lipstick because she wants to, not because men find it more attractive. I'm fine being single. I am! Peachy fuckin' creamy.
Jip: [narrating] This is Lulu. She's a full on club minx. Major head banger. We've known each other for years. Some people find her very intimidating. ...
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Connections

References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Come Together
Written by Bobby Gillespie (as Gillespie), Andrew Innes (as Innes), Robert Young (as Young)
Published by EMI Music Publishing/Complete Music
Performed by Primal Scream
Courtesy of Creation Records Ltd./SINE/Warner Special Products
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Appallingly vacuous
16 March 2001 | by (Glasgow, Scotland) – See all my reviews

I can understand the appeal of this film, and being a regular clubber I certainly recognised many of the scenes it it, however the complete lack of plot completely ruined it to me. Essentially this is a collection of sketches on clubbing, and it's only when seeing so many stuck end to end that you realise how ridiculously empty and experience it can be at times.

If you can, get a hold of the "Weekender" video by Flowered Up. It's a music video from the early 90's that summarises both the exhilaration and emptiness of being a clubber, it lasts 12 minutes and is vastly more entertaining than this film.

I'd be extremely suprised if the director/director of Human Traffic has another story to tell.


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