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Director: Steven Soderbergh. Cast: Michael Douglas, Benicio Del Toro, Don Cheadle, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Erika Christensen, Luis Guzmán, Miguel Ferrer, Dennis Quaid, Jacob Vargas, Tomas Milian, Clifton Collins Jr., Amy Irving, Albert Finney, James Brolin, Topher Grace, Steven Bauer, Benjamin Bratt, Salma Hayek, Marisol Padilla Sánchez, Don Nickles, Orrin Hatch, Barbara Boxer. Screenplay: Stephen Gaghan (based on the miniseries Traffik by Simon Moore).


Not yet reviewed in full. A–

(in January 2001: B+)


Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Steven Soderbergh
Best Supporting Actor: Benicio Del Toro
Best Adapted Screenplay: Stephen Gaghan
Best Film Editing: Stephen Mirrione

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Steven Soderbergh
Best Supporting Actress: Catherine Zeta-Jones
Best Supporting Actor: Benicio Del Toro
Best Screenplay: Stephen Gaghan

Other Awards:
Berlin Film Festival: Best Actor (Del Toro)
Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Del Toro); Best Ensemble Cast
Writers Guild of America: Best Adapted Screenplay
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Picture; Best Director (also cited for Erin Brockovich); Best Supporting Actor (Del Toro)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Director (also cited for Erin Brockovich)
National Society of Film Critics: Best Director (also cited for Erin Brockovich); Best Supporting Actor (Del Toro)
National Board of Review: Best Director (also cited for Erin Brockovich)
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Supporting Actor (Del Toro); Best Adapted Screenplay
Satellite Awards: Best Picture (Drama); Best Director; Best Ensemble Cast

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