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.
Renton has ginger hair in the book, to the point where he is described as resembling Alex McLeish. He has a shaved head in the film.
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.
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) (15 December 1996)
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