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.
Danny Boyle was excited by the story's potential to be the "most energetic film you've ever seen - about something that ultimately ends up in purgatory or worse."
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 has sex with Diane, he has nothing on his penis, but once he gets kicked out into the hallway, he pulls a condom off.
Profile pictures of the cast are shown during the beginning of the end credits.
A version aired on Channel 4's HD trial in London replaced parts of the Renton and Diane sex scene with additional shots of Tommy, and crowd scenes from the football match he was inadvertently watching.
£4,703,433 (UK) (15 March 1996)
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