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.
Kelly Macdonald, although supposedly 14 in the film, was 19 when making it. It was released on her 20th birthday.
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 ...
Although the film is set in Edinburgh, you can clearly see the Campsie Fells that are situated to the north of Glasgow, 50 miles away.
Profile pictures of the cast are shown during the beginning of the end credits.
£4,703,433 (UK) (15 March 1996)
$16,501,785 (USA) (13 December 1996)
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