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.
The scene where Renton is hit by a car took two hours and twenty takes to film, complete with a whole lot of intervention from the on-set nurse.
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 ...
During the pub brawl seen from above, some guys clearly just do pretend to hit each other.
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) (15 December 1996)
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