From the USA Network:
Based on the Academy Award-winning
movie, Traffic: The Miniseries is a three-part USA
Network Original Miniseries which takes an inside look
at the highly lucrative world of illegal trafficking, a
world in which supply and demand isn't just for drugs:
it's also for goods, weapons, and even human beings.
Traffic: The Miniseries explores the dark, inner
workings of these illicit trade organizations, as well
as the secret agents that risk their lives to apprehend
the elusive criminals who are a part of it.
Elias at an advance screening of "Traffic," Nov.
Traffic: The Miniseries follows the
story of Mike McKay (Elias
Koteas), a field agent with the United States Drug
Enforcement Agency who has traveled to Afghanistan to
help dismantle that country's drug export operation.
After making a fateful decision that effectively
destroys his credibility, no one will believe him when
Mike tries to tell his superiors that an Afghani drug
shipment on its way to American shores also includes
something that poses a much greater danger to the
country. Meanwhile, back at Mike's Seattle home, his
wife Carole (Mary
McCormack) and son Tyler (Justin Chatwin) become
pawns in a D.E.A. investigation that also involves
Mike's long-time partner, Brent Delaney (Martin
Traffic: The Miniseries also follows the story of Ben
Getty), an ambitious young Ivy League graduate who
has just lost a fortune due to bad real estate
investments. Strapped for cash, Ben goes to work for his
father's Seattle-based garment business, and soon
discovers that his dad has developed close ties to the
Chinese underworld through the company's shipping
operations. After his father's unexpected death, Ben
takes over the business, and Ronny Cho (Nelson
Lee), his father's Chinese contact, approaches Ben
to try and keep the same "arrangement" that he had with
Ben's dad. Ben then learns that the arrangement involves
allowing Ronny to use the company's shipping containers
for smuggling other cargo - including the shipment of
illegal aliens into the United States.
And finally, Traffic: The Miniseries follows the story
of Adam Kadyrov (Cliff
Curtis), a Seattle cab driver who entered the United
States illegally through Ronny Cho's immigrant smuggling
operation. Adam is eagerly awaiting the arrival of his
wife and daughter, who are also being smuggled into the
country, but he soon learns that the ship carrying his
family has gone down at sea with all hands lost. The
sinking is reported to be an accident, but when bodies
begin washing up on shore with bullet holes in the backs
of their heads, Adam begins to doubt the report's
validity. Desperate to know what really happened to his
family, Adam begins to investigate, and the trail
quickly leads him to even more murders - and puts his
own life in grave danger.
Before long, the lives of all three men become
intertwined in ways they never could have foreseen and
don't understand... until the very end. Traffic: The
Miniseries is the story of an industry where the power
and seduction of money lures the innocent into a harsh,
unforgiving, and dangerous world - a world in which
wealth and power eclipses the value of human life.
Steven Hopkins of "24" produced and
directed the first two hours. The mini-series was
filmed in and around British Columbia, Canada.
N.Y. Post review of "Traffic"
By Linda Stasi
Not just a drug bust anymore
review of "Traffic"
By Alessandra Stanley
No Traffic Clone
N.Y. Daily News Traffic Review
Third "Traffic" adds terrorism and immigration
N.Y. Daily Times Traffic Review
By Hugh Hart