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 park where Renton and Sick Boy discuss was also the site of the grave in Danny Boyle's previous film, Shallow Grave (1994).
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 ...
When Begbie strikes the seated man with the pool cue, he clearly hits the seat. The back of the chair is covered by the man's jacket and the cue hits the chair underneath the jacket.
The voice-over during the end of the end credits cites the seven movies in which Sean Connery played "James Bond".
The UK cinema version was uncut but video versions were cut by 14 seconds by the BBFC and slightly edited the needle puncturing the skin during Renton's overdose scene. In 2002 these cuts were waived.
£4,703,433 (UK) (15 March 1996)