R | | Drama
Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Scott Rudin apparently wanted to give Danny Boyle, John Hodge and Andrew Macdonald $250,000 towards making any film they wanted, off the back of Shallow Grave (1994). Boyle dismissed the offer as 'ridiculous', adding, 'We haven't even met the guy.'
Mark "Rent-boy" Renton:
Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed ...
When Begbie throws the beer glass behind him over the the balcony, it has less than a quarter of beer still left in the glass. Then after the cut-scene with Tommy telling the truth about the Pool Table incident, the scene continues & is then immediately followed by another shot with an empty, & dry looking beer glass. It isn't even wet looking, let alone spilling the small amount of beer that was previously left in the glass when Begbie chucked it over.
The voice-over during the end of the end credits cites the seven movies in which Sean Connery played "James Bond".
£4,703,433 (UK) (15 March 1996)
$16,501,785 (USA) (13 December 1996)
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