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 used twins to play the part of baby Dawn, which meant neither baby was forced to be in front of the camera for too long. All of the cast would play with the two babies between takes to break the tension of the often difficult scenes they were about to shoot.
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 ...
The Doctor slapping Renton's face has no rings on her hand initially, then she has rings on both hands.
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.
$262,673 21 July 1996
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