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.
For the scene where Renton sinks into the floor after overdosing on heroin, the crew built a platform above a trap door and lowered Ewan McGregor down.
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 ...
After Renton's court arraignment when he gets high and is enveloped by the red carpet, he has no belt. But once Mother Superior drags him to the street he's now wearing a belt.
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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