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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jip
Lorraine Pilkington ... Lulu
... Koop
... Nina
... Moff
Dean Davies ... Lee
Peter Albert ... Lulu's Uncle Eric
... Karen Benson
... Moff's Father
Sarah Blackburn ... Jip's Ex #2
Anne Bowen ... Moff's Grandmother
Neil Bowens ... Asylum Doorman
Peter Bramhill ... Matt
... Reality (voice)
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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The Weekend has Landed! See more »

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Comedy | Music

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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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Box Office

Budget:

£2,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£434,261 (United Kingdom), 6 June 1999, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,595, 7 May 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$104,257, 21 May 2000
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Trivia

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 did have a weekly radio show on Radio One. See more »

Goofs

When Koop is selling records to the hip hop guy in the beginning of the movie, the needle jumps. The last time that we see Hip Hop Guy from Koop's perspective, the needle has jumped onto the slipmat, and then in the next shot, the needle jumps back off the slipmat. See more »

Quotes

Jip: I'm having a monumental case of "Mr. Floppy".
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Connections

References True Romance (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Out of the Blue
Written by Ferry Corsten
Published by Basart Music Group
Performed by System F
Licensed courtesy of London Records 90 Ltd.
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Outstanding
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It takes a lot for a movie to reach the already numb particles of my brain which have not already been tapped out due to the overcharge and redoredoredocopycopycopy world of movies. But this movie has made it onto my 'Magic Movies' list. To become a 'magic movie', it must leave every string of my being quivering in that which I can only define as 'bliss' and 'complete satisfaction'. This movie has tapped into the fibers of how my mind thinks and if not for the deeply personal bond my head and the head of whoever made this shares, it would look like another 'dead rave scene' movie from back when the 90's exploded with its Ecstasy craze. This is not how the movie came off to me at all. It's reached into me and pulled up something that I thought was dead for a very long time and pushed me as far as to give it a critique of my own. I forgot how long it's been since I've seen something that left me feeling this good inside. I strongly suggest seeing this movie.


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