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.
Jonny Lee Miller's character, Sick Boy, is obsessed with James Bond trivia. Miller is the grandson of Bernard Lee, who played "M" in the Bond series until 1979. His cast mate Robert Carlyle would later play the villain in the Bond movie The World Is Not Enough (1999)
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 ...
The amount of beer on Begbie's shirt after making the heroin deal.
The voice-over during the end of the end credits cites the seven movies in which Sean Connery played "James Bond".
Differences between the original cut of the film and its North American release include:
£4,703,433 (UK) (15 March 1996)
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