Traffic (2004)

TV Mini-Series  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 765 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 2 critic

A three-part miniseries that offers a look into the world of trafficking, where drugs, weapons, and even people are traded all over the world. Here, the lives of three Seattle-based men ... See full summary »

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 27 titles
created 31 Jan 2011
 
a list of 590 titles
created 16 Dec 2011
 
a list of 47 titles
created 26 Apr 2012
 
a list of 1822 titles
created 11 Nov 2012
 
a list of 1084 titles
created 06 Dec 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "Traffic" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Traffic (2004– )

Traffic (2004– ) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Traffic.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
Unknown  
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Spooked (2004)
Drama | Thriller | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A thriller loosely based on Ian Wishart's book The Paradise Conspiracy, about the mysterious death of a New Zealander who happened upon international banking records after purchasing a used computer.

Director: Geoff Murphy
Stars: Cliff Curtis, Christopher Hobbs, Andrea Kelland
Traffic (2000)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is an addict.

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Stars: Michael Douglas, Benicio Del Toro, Catherine Zeta-Jones
The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (TV Movie 2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society.

Director: Paul Johansson
Stars: Gena Rowlands, Kevin Zegers, David Schofield
Ten Benny (1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Ray and his good friends grew up in their working class neighbourhood. Ray is a salesman but dreams of something more: he wants his own business... See full synopsis »

Director: Eric Bross
Stars: Adrien Brody, Michael Gallagher, Sybil Darrow
Thriller

An ambitious young FBI agent is assigned to investigate iconic actress Jean Seberg when she becomes embroiled in the tumultuous civil rights movement in late 1960s Los Angeles.

Director: Stephen Hopkins
Maggie Hill (TV Movie 2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Stephen Hopkins
Stars: Christina Cole, Stuart Townsend, Luke Mably
Drama

A young campaign aide gets in way over his head when he sleeps with the wife and daughter of a presidential candidate only to end up bleeding out on the side of an empty road at night.

Director: Eric Bross
Pyrates (TV Series 2012)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
World of Trouble (TV Movie 2005)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Stephen Hopkins
Stars: Martina Adamcová, Tetchena Bellange, Orla Brady
Traffic (2011)
Action | Adventure | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An emotional thriller based on a road trip from Kochi to Palakkad. Inspired from the real events that happened in Chennai.

Director: Rajesh Pillai
Stars: Sreenivasan, Kunchacko Boban, Rahman
Traffic (2015)
Thriller

An emotional thriller based on a road trip from Mumbai to Pune. Inspired from the real events that happened in Chennai

Director: Rajesh Pillai
Stars: Jimmy Shergill, Manoj Bajpayee, Divya Dutta
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A computer expert and his friends manage to disable a department store's security system so they can rob it, but once inside they find themselves stalked by a killer.

Directors: Stephen Hopkins, David Lewis
Stars: Miles Buchanan, Marcus Graham, Steven Grives
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Adam Kadyrov (unknown episodes)
Edit

Storyline

A three-part miniseries that offers a look into the world of trafficking, where drugs, weapons, and even people are traded all over the world. Here, the lives of three Seattle-based men become intertwined...until they're all in over their heads. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Drugs were just the beginning.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

26 January 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Traffic: The Miniseries  »

Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Remake of Traffik (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Obsidian
Written by Toby Marks
Performed by Banco De Gaia
Courtesy of Six Degree Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
What Would Happen if Tom Clancy Wrote a Miniseries ...
30 January 2004 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

A drug bust goes bad in US occupied Afghanistan, a merchant marine boat is scuttled while smuggling illegal immigrants, and the bank forecloses on a Wharton MBA's insolvent real estate deal -- the first 50 pages of a new Clancy novel? No, these 3 completely nonsequitur events happen in the first half hour of Traffic: The Miniseries.

Aside from the common theme of drugs, Traffic bears very little resemblance to Michael Douglas movie of the same name. That said, I was surprised by how engrossed I became in the plot. The miniseris is purely plot driven, with skin-deep characters provided to push the plot along. With 3 separate plot threads running concurrently, Traffic adeptly navigates the viewer through the labryinthine story with little confusion and much suspense.

Noteworthy performances are Elias Koteas and Martin Donovan as 2 DEA agents charged with the sisyphean task of de-stabilizing the same Taliban drug operation they helped organize in the 80s. Koteas displays the same subdued heroism here as he did in Thin Red Line opposite Nick Nolte. Mary McCormack also shines as Koteas wife, not your typical damsel in distress.

In the end, Traffic: the Miniseries is just a cool story, weaving narco-terrorism with Homeland Security. I would have enjoyed seeing this writ large a la HBO, bigger budget, better locales (Vancouver, BC doubles for everything from Seattle to Afghanistan), and stark dialogue. On HBO, Traffic would have been a true epic. On USA, it's a just a long stanza (Damn you, Barry Diller, spend some $$$!)


6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Rent Traffic (the movie) instead.... aaronwa-1
You must be kidding ... Onetokeover
Why a miniseries? imdb2003
How long/how many episodes is Traffic? stewarts-1
this show is rubish Kanobd
I'm looking forward to this ngudu
Discuss Traffic (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page