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Director:
Writer:
Justin Kerrigan (written by)
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Release Date:
5 May 2000 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Weekend has Landed! See more »
Plot:
Five friends spend one lost weekend in a mix of music, love and club culture. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
10 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Accurate portrayal of club culture, the highs and the lows See more (160 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

John Simm ... Jip
Lorraine Pilkington ... Lulu

Shaun Parkes ... Koop
Nicola Reynolds ... Nina

Danny Dyer ... Moff
Dean Davies ... Lee
Peter Albert ... Lulu's Uncle Eric

Jan Anderson ... Karen Benson

Terence Beesley ... 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

Richard Coyle ... Andy
Carl Cox ... Pablo Hassan
Nicola Davey ... Jip's Ex #3

Roger Evans ... Inca
Bradley Freegard ... Tyler
Helen Griffin ... Jip's Mother
Emma Hall ... Trixi
Elizabeth Harper ... Jip's Ex #1
Carol Harrison ... Moff's Mother
Jennifer Hill ... Jip's Secretary
Tyrone Johnson ... Hip Hop Junkie
Justin Kerrigan ... Ziggy Marlon
Nicola Heywood-Thomas ... TV Interviewer
Nick Kilroy ... Herbie

Andrew Lincoln ... Felix
Howard Marks ... Howard Marks
Robert Marrable ... Casey
Louis Marriot ... Cardiff Bad Boy

Danny Midwinter ... Tyrone
Millsy in Nottingham ... Millsy From Roath
Robbie Newby ... Karen Benson's Boyfriend
Ninjah ... Tom Tom's MC
Cadfan Roberts ... Jip's Mother's Client (as Cadfen Roberts)
Mad Doctor X ... Koop's Workmate

Philip Rosch ... Jip's Manager (as Phillip Rosch)
Jason Samuels ... Bad Boy
Mark Seaman ... Jeremy Faxman
Lynne Seymour ... Connie
Patrick Taggart ... Luke
Giles Thomas ... Martin
Menna Trussler ... Lulu's Auntie Violet
Larrington Walker ... Koop's Father
Anna Wilson ... Boomshanka
Eilian Wyn ... Doctor
Tim Hamilton ... Breakdancer / Bodypopper
Alicia Ferraboschi ... Bodypopper
Sherena Flash ... Bodypopper
Marat Khairoullin ... Bodypopper
Adam Pudney ... Bodypopper
Mark Seymore ... Bodypopper
Algernon Williams ... Bodypopper
Colin Williams ... Bodypopper
Frank Wilson ... Bodypopper
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dean Chesnutt ... Clubber (uncredited)

Bill Hicks ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Daisy Isabel Hughes ... Clubber (uncredited)
Kevin Kinson ... Billy (uncredited)
Gavin Sims ... Clubber (uncredited)

Directed by
Justin Kerrigan 
 
Writing credits
Justin Kerrigan (written by)

Produced by
Renata S. Aly .... executive producer
Arthur Baker .... associate producer
Emer McCourt .... producer
Kevin Menton .... co-executive producer
Allan Niblo .... producer
Rupert Preston .... associate producer
Nigel Warren-Green .... co-executive producer
Michael Wearing .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Matthew Herbert  (as Mathew Herbert)
Roberto Mello  (as Rob Mello)
 
Cinematography by
Dave Bennett (director of photography) (as David Bennett)
 
Film Editing by
Patrick Moore 
 
Casting by
Gary Howe 
Sue Jones 
 
Production Design by
David Buckingham 
 
Art Direction by
Sue Ayton 
 
Costume Design by
Claire Anderson 
 
Makeup Department
Hanna Coles .... hair stylist
Hanna Coles .... makeup artist
Tony Lilley .... makeup designer
Kerry September .... hair stylist
Kerry September .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
David McLoughlin .... head of production: Irish Screen
Stella Nwimo .... additional production manager
Jonathan Rawlinson .... production manager
Jackie Vance .... post-production supervisor
Maria Walker .... post-production supervisor
Bruce Everett .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marcus Collier .... first assistant director: pick-ups
Marcus Collier .... second assistant director
Matthew Penry-Davey .... second assistant director (as Mathew Penry-Davey)
Emma Pounds .... first assistant director
Martin Scanlan .... third assistant director
Hywel Watkins .... first assistant director
Charlie Watson .... first assistant director
Tivian Zvekan .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Jacey Abram .... art department runner
Andy Bell .... art department runner
Martin Dawes .... construction manager
Lee Gannon .... art department runner
Riana Griffiths .... set dresser
Nick Kilroy .... storyboard artist
Jason King .... art department runner
Deena Mathews .... storyboard artist
Lizzie Moore .... art department runner
Dave Paul .... art department runner
Jacqui Puscher .... art department assistant
John C. Reilly .... property master
Katie Rudge .... art department runner
Ed Talfan .... set dresser
Gareth 'Spike' Thomas .... art department supervisor
Huw Thomas .... art department runner
 
Sound Department
Sandy Buchanan .... adr recordist (as Sandy Buckanan)
Gillian Dodders .... dialogue editor
Glenn Freemantle .... supervising sound editor
Susan French .... assistant sound editor
Craig Irving .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Lafbery .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Nicolas Le Messurier .... sound re-recording mixer (as Nick Le Mesurier)
Miriam Ludbrook .... foley editor
Keith Marriner .... dialogue editor
Angus Munro .... sound technical assistant
Tom Sayers .... sound editor
Martyn Stevens .... sound recordist
Jeff Welch .... boom operator
Ali Chant .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Dan Edelstein .... supervising sound editor: US release (uncredited)
Louis Elman .... adr supervisor (uncredited)
Mark Kenna .... consultant: Dolby film sound (uncredited)
Andy Walker .... dubbing editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hector Bermejo .... still photographer
Mike Chitty .... focus puller
Jason Clare .... camera assistant (as Jason Claire)
Paul Edwards .... Steadicam operator
David Hopkins .... key grip
Mark Hutchings .... best boy
Mark Hutchings .... electrician (as Mark Hutchins)
Nick Kilroy .... grip
Ewan O'Brien .... clapper loader
Andrew Taylor .... chief gaffer
Glyn Williams .... additional clapper loader
Roy Bellett .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jason Camelleri .... additional casting (as Jason Camilleri)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Karen Mason .... costume assistant
Anne McManus .... costume supervisor
Sheenagh O'Marah .... assistant costume supervisor
Allie Saunders .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Amy Adams .... assistant editor
Stuart Gazzard .... additional editor
Lester Keates .... assistant post-production coordinator
Clayton Lonie Jr. .... editor: editbox
Claire Mason .... post-production coordinator
Tom Mayclim .... negative cutting assistant (uncredited)
Vaughn Mullady .... negative cutter (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Arthur Baker .... music consultant
Kenny Clark .... music editor
Trisha Coogan .... assistant music researcher
Amanda Eastwood .... music researcher
Phil Faversham .... music researcher
Josie James .... assistant music researcher
Nick Kilroy .... assistant music researcher
Deena Mathews .... assistant music researcher
James McCool .... music researcher
Roberto Mello .... music coordinator
Vanessa Rand .... music researcher
Pete Tong .... music supervisor
Simon Jones .... additional music editor (uncredited)
Pete Tong .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Duncan Best .... production staff
Frank Coles .... location manager
Andy Collie .... additional location manager
Marcus Collier .... production coordinator
Sarah Conacher .... music legal advisor: London/FFRR
Ken Cornish .... I.T. communications
Andrea Cornwell .... production coordinator (as Andrea Cornwall)
Andrew Dewdney .... crew: University of Wales College Newport
Laura Gwynn .... script supervisor
Laura Gwynne .... script supervisor
J.B. Hall .... publicity: Metrodome
Tom Marr Johnson .... legal advisor: Schilling & Lom (as Tom Marr-Johnson)
Jessica Kirsh .... unit publicity: Spirit Publicity (as Jessica Kirsch)
Ruth Knaggs .... production runner
Nicholas Lom .... legal advisor: Schilling & Lom
Claire Mason .... assistant production coordinator
Deena Mathews .... production runner
Roland Mercer .... assistant location manager
Les Mills .... crew: University of Wales College Newport
Clive Myer .... crew: University of Wales College Newport
Andy Ordonez .... production consultant
Maden Patel .... accountant: ATM Associates
Nicholas Pedgrift .... music legal advisor: Steven Fisher & Co
Sioned Phillips .... production runner
Ben Roberts .... coordination: Metrodome
Sean Tuomey .... head of press and publicity: Metrodome
John Vanden-Heede .... assistant to director
John Vanden-Heede .... production runner
Peter Vidler .... location manager
Andrea Williams .... crew: University of Wales College Newport
Anna Wilson .... development and production assistant
Sarah Wilson .... production sponsorship and marketing
Michael J. Buchanan-Dunne .... runner (uncredited)
Matthew Reid .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for pervasive drug content and language, and for some strong sexuality
Runtime:
99 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The 'Making of' feature on the Remixed DVD goes into the difficulties of filming a 4 minute Steadicam tracking shot. This shot never appeared in the final version of the film and led to the first Assistant Director leaving the project.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
TV interviewer:Why do you come to these nights?
Lulu:I'd like to answer that one if I may.
Nina:Sure.
Lulu:To get absolutely trashed.
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Movie Connections:
References Drugstore Cowboy (1989)See more »
Soundtrack:
Kosmic PopSee more »

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43 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
Accurate portrayal of club culture, the highs and the lows, 4 October 2004
Author: DrLenera from UK

Making a film about the 'chemical generation', those who live for the weekend, must have been a very hard enterprise. It would have to accurately reflect the lives and experiences of 'clubbers' and also appeal to a wider audience. Human Traffic just about achieves that.

It is certainly spot on in with it's observations and in it's accuracy. It's obvious the filmmakers have 'been there and done it'. If you are or were once like the people in this film, than there is so much to relate it. It's all there, often depicted humorously but not condescendingly. The fake euphoria of being on 'E'["in the end ,I just want to be happy, yeah ,that's it.....hang on, what the **** was I talking about?"]. The monged conversation at 4 am which seems deep and meaningful but is basically rubbish [ Star Wars being about drugs!]and gets more and more incoherent. Exchanging pleasantries with someone you only see in pubs and clubs and really can't stand. 'Coming up' suddenly at the same time as someone else and mumbling to each other what you're 'on' at the speed of light. Reminiscing how it was better in the 'old days' and is now too commercial and widespread. Doing it all for the first time and going off with a bunch of dodgy geezers who are suddenly your best mates. The thrill of finding the after party. The depressing, inexorable sense of returning to the reality.

The film's attitude to drugs is commendable, drug taking is simply something the characters do, and that's all. Nobody dies or is seriously ill ,and yet there is a sense that it doesn't really lead anywhere. "After all ,we'll not going to be doing this for ever, are we" says one character at the end.

The film falters a little when depicting the lives of it's protagonists. For many scenes, director Justin Kerrigan uses a kind of 'heightened reality', for instance in a scene when a character comments on how the workers in a fast food place are like robots and for a moment they 'become' actual robots. This approach does not always work, and it's a shame since the characters are all the sort you could expect to run into on a Friday night. We do care a bit about their respective lives and problems, but we don't really get to know the female characters properly, and what is really the main thrust of the plot, the blossoming romance between two of the main protagonists, is dwelled on too much and is somehow unconvincing,if sometimes quite sweet. The acting is generally OK if not great.

Human Traffic is not as important a film as, say, Trainspotting, which despite being about heroin addicts seemed to speak to a generation. Nonetheless, it's a truthful depiction of an element of society which films and TV either ignore or condescend to. Incidentally ,there are two versions, the director's edit and the later producer's edit. The latter, which cuts some footage, changes some music and adds some silly CGI, is inferior to the former.

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