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

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Trivia

Filming took place in the height of summer. This was problematic when it came to the night shoots - given it doesn't get dark in Scotland until around 11pm in the summer and the sun's up again by 4.30am. On the plus side, the short nights meant that Danny Boyle and co could cram an awful lot of filming into one day (the director was usually on set around 7am and often didn't finish until 8.30pm), which given the fact they didn't have that long to make the movie came in very handy indeed.


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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 Doctor slapping Renton's face has no rings on her hand initially, then she has rings on both hands.


Crazy Credits

Profile pictures of the cast are shown during the beginning of the end credits.


Alternate Versions

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.


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Perfect Day
Performed by
Lou Reed
Words and Music by Lou Reed
Published by Screen Gems - EMI Music Ltd
Courtesy of BMG UK Ltd on behalf of BMG Music

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