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 dyed his hair blonde for 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 ...
When Renton and Spud are in the restaurant to share a soda with 2 straws, once they finish there's one straw sticking out towards Renton, but as the camera moves between shots of them the straw is either pointed at Spud or is gone altogether.
Profile pictures of the cast are shown during the beginning of the end credits.
Two seconds of the film were removed to attain an "R" rating in the USA: one second during the sex scene between Renton and Diane when one of the two reached between their legs; the other second was of needle piercing the skin during Renton's shooting up at Mother Superior. The American DVD release of the film restores both the above cuts.
£4,703,433 (UK) (15 March 1996)
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