Orrin Hatch, who has criticized Hollywood's depiction of violence,
has a cameo in the drug-war drama TRAFFIC.
movie includes scenes of nudity, sex, drug use and profanity and is
rated R, Hatch said he participated because of its anti-drug message.
see how they could have made it without violence and still accurately
portray the drug culture - and how degrading it is,'' the Utah Republican
in a scene in which actor Michael Douglas, portraying a man nominated
as the nation's drug czar, talks to senators at a party. Hatch, chairman
of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was among several committee members
who agreed to do cameos.
my staff the movie would be about how drugs destroy families, and
I thought that would be worthwhile,'' Hatch said.
The film, directed by Steven Soderbergh, opens Dec. 27 in New York
and Los Angeles. (courtesy of the Associated Press