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 is in bed screaming covering his ears, the shadow of the camera is visible.
The voice-over during the end of the end credits cites the seven movies in which Sean Connery played "James Bond".
The Japanese versions omits any scenes with genitals.
£4,703,433 (UK) (15 March 1996)
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