is a film
directed by Steven Soderbergh
that explores the intricacies of the illegal drug
trade from a number of perspectives: user, politician, trafficker. It stars Michael Douglas
Based loosely around the Channel 4 television series Traffik, the film avoids sanctimony and was responsible for renewed discussion of drug issues in the United States.
Soderbergh won an Academy Award for Directing for the film.
Rumour has it that George W. Bush sat down with his drug czar and told him to watch Traffic, saying, this is what the drug situation is like in America.