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 »
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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 Fazal (3 episodes)
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 Ronny Cho (3 episodes)
Tony Musante ...
 Alex Edmonds (3 episodes)
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 Tyler McKay (3 episodes)
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 Shannon Isler (3 episodes)
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 Kahn (3 episodes)
Jennifer Rae Westley ...
 Angie (3 episodes)
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 Chloe (3 episodes)
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 Wayne Frazier (3 episodes)
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 Zula (3 episodes)
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 Dale (3 episodes)
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 Crewman (3 episodes)
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 Home Owners Wife (3 episodes)
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 Home Owner (3 episodes)
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 Yuri (3 episodes)
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 Clyde (3 episodes)
Malik McCall ...
 DEA Supervisor (3 episodes)
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 US Special Op (3 episodes)
Muhammad Nasir Nawabi ...
 Afghan Kidnap Leader (3 episodes)
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 Walid (3 episodes)
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 Ben's Partner (3 episodes)
Zook Matthews ...
 Man in Rowboat (3 episodes)
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 Cleaner (3 episodes)
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 Dispatcher (3 episodes)
Greg Anderson ...
 Shipping Agent (3 episodes)
Stephen Spender ...
 US Officer (3 episodes)
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 DEA Agent #1 (3 episodes)
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 DEA Agent #2 (3 episodes)
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 Adam Kadyrov (3 episodes)
Bobby Stewart ...
 Alarm Guy #1 (3 episodes)
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 Brent Delaney (3 episodes)
Aurelio DiNunzio ...
 Alarm Guy #2 (3 episodes)
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 Ben Edmonds (3 episodes)
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 Mike McKay (3 episodes)
Scott Owen ...
 Sedan Guy (3 episodes)
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 Carole McKay (3 episodes)
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 Cop (3 episodes)
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 Barman (3 episodes)
Abdullah Amini ...
 Arms Dealer (3 episodes)
Audra Ricketts ...
 Drug Dealer (3 episodes)
Stephen Johnson ...
 Search & Rescue Diver (3 episodes)
Jason Dhaliwal ...
 Patel's Son (3 episodes)
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 Hospital Cop (3 episodes)
Nicholas W. von Zill ...
 Smuggler Captain (3 episodes)
Apollonia Vanova ...
 Morgue Woman (3 episodes)
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 Morgue Man (3 episodes)
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 Wine Waitress (3 episodes)
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 Carole's Agent (3 episodes)
Rhys Lloyd ...
 Paramedic (3 episodes)
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 Site Supervisor (3 episodes)
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 Buddy / ... (3 episodes)
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 DEA Supervisor #2 (3 episodes)
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 Illegal Man (3 episodes)
Joanna Piros ...
 Reporter (3 episodes)
Ahmad Sharmrou ...
 Liquor Store Clerk (3 episodes)
Dagmar Midcap ...
 Anchor Woman (3 episodes)
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 Building Manager (3 episodes)
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 Ben's Lawyer (3 episodes)
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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

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Drugs were just the beginning.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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26 January 2004 (USA)  »

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Traffic: The Miniseries  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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16 : 9
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Spun-off from Traffic (2000) See more »

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Obsidian
Written by Toby Marks
Performed by Banco De Gaia
Courtesy of Six Degree Records
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Moderately Entertaining Adaptation of an Adaptation
29 January 2004 | by (Alexandria, VA) – See all my reviews

This three-night mini-series, which is derivative of the Steven Soderbergh movie Traffic, which in turn was adapted from a British mini-series Traffik, is entertaining, although it left a lot of loose ends fluttering in the wind, unless there is a Part II in production. While not a remake, the mini-series does use the same multi-character multi-plot structure as the Oscar winning film, but it lacks the star wattage of the theatrical movie. However, the less familiar faces actually work for the film and add to its gritty realistic quality. Also, while the theatrical film focused on drugs and Mexico, the mini-series is focused on drugs, illegals, terrorism, and Afghanistan. The first part sets up a series of seemingly unconnected story lines that grab the interest and carry the viewer into part two. The core of the plot emerges in part two and carries the multiple stories to resolution in part three, although several characters and their plot-lines seemed to fade away or drift off without a clear idea of their fates. Time should not have been a problem since there appeared to be some padding here and there as scenes were repeated unnecessarily to remind the viewer of what they had already seen. Tighter editing would have provided some additional running time to wrap up the plot and provide a more satisfying conclusion without cutting into advertising revenues. But, basically, Traffic: the Mini-Series is a good entertaining film, with some nice vistas of Canada standing in for Afghanistan, and some decent performances, although ultimately it will not result in a parade to the podium at the Emmys.


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