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Release Date:
5 May 2000 (USA) See more »
The Weekend has Landed! See more »
Five friends spend one lost weekend in a mix of music, love and club culture. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (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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Rated R for pervasive drug content and language, and for some strong sexuality
99 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: 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:I'm making love to the music man. And believe me, I can go all night.See more »
Movie Connections:
References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)See more »
Getting BluntedSee more »


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54 out of 62 people found the following review useful.
Justin Kerrigan hits gold., 8 June 1999
Author: Kunal Tristan Dutta from London, UK

Director: Justin Kerrigan.

Justin Kerrigan - this time you've really done it. Human Traffic is going to upset the majority of film critics who will view the lack of plot, the drug induced dialogue and the futile outlook on Nineties Youth culture as a miserable and desperate view of how weekends are spent by ravers and clubheads across the UK. Moreover, they will spot camera work borrowed from Boogie Nights and even try and associate the whole film with 'Trainspotting' theme (because, lets face it, a Scottish Heroin addict trying to clean up his act and a Welsh clubber looking for a good time with his mates is pretty much the same thing, right?)

Well wrong. Human Traffic has landed - along with one and a half quality hours of clubs, drugs, pubs and parties - and its time to leave behind your preconceptions of what a film should be like (where's the plot? I want a plot!) and instead delve into the lives of Jip (John Simm) and his mates, Nina (Nicola Reynolds), Koop (Shaun Parkes), Lulu (Lorraine Pilkington) and Moff (Danny Dyer). There's nothing special about these five friends; they're just hanging out together and showing you the way they lead their lives. They are not Burger King. They certainly don't do it your way. And you don't like it - well, tough.

Because essentially this period piece has captured everything that Nineties youth culture is revolving around. There are no clear solutions, in fact very few problems in the first place. At the end of the day, what Jip and his friends are doing is living and who are we to know or comment on anything different? They drink, smoke dope, pop pills and party; they know the risks and they're prepared to take them and moralists will just have to sit back and (try to) enjoy the ride.

The sound track is terrific and accompanies the highs and lows of the 48 hour weekend and the events that take place in it. But within this, what first appears to be social unity, we see traces of individual isolation that are easy to bypass in a culture of hedonism. Jips paranoia of sex, Koops jealous possession of Nina and Moff as his drug habit digs him deeper into his own hole and further away from his family, asks the question 'are things really this good?' However they will not be exaggerated to the extent that they are conspicuous, giving the film a controversial stance on drugs and the role in social integration. Kerrigan is pulling no punches. And why should he? This isn't GO! or any other such American rave film with clear cut margins and please-the-crowd conclusions - it is one that forces us to question whilst at the same time enjoy the at times hilarious, touching and other times exciting events of 48 hours with a group of five 'friends'.

And for the die-hard British youth among you, this might not be reality - but it's a bloody brave effort at depicting it.

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