Trainspotting (1996)

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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.

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  • Kelly Macdonald in Trainspotting (1996)
  • Robert Carlyle in Trainspotting (1996)
  • Danny Boyle in Trainspotting (1996)
  • Ewen Bremner in Trainspotting (1996)
  • Ewen Bremner in Trainspotting (1996)
  • Robert Carlyle and Jonny Lee Miller in Trainspotting (1996)

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Did You Know?

Trivia

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)


Quotes

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 ...


Goofs

The amount of beer on Begbie's shirt after making the heroin deal.


Crazy Credits

The voice-over during the end of the end credits cites the seven movies in which Sean Connery played "James Bond".


Alternate Versions

Differences between the original cut of the film and its North American release include:

  • Many scenes and voice-overs re-dubbed throughout the entire film, sometimes with altered words: bird/girl, ken/know, skag/smack, post/mail
  • Added titles: "The worst toilet in Scotland", "The first day of the Edinburgh Festival", subtitles during Spud and Tommy's bar conversation
  • Removed: a shot at the end of Renton and Diane's sex scene (blacked out) and a shot of the needle entering Mark's arm before he overdoses (replaced with a repeated facial close-up)


Soundtracks

Think About the Way (Bom Digi Digi Bom...)
Performed by Ice MC
Written by Roberto Zanetti
Published by Extravaganza Publishing/Artemis B.V.
By kind permission of Warner Chappell Music Ltd
Courtesy of Robyx Srl/Warner Music UK Ltd

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