R | | Drama
After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie.
This is the first sequel that Danny Boyle has directed and the second sequel overall that he has produced (Boyle produced 28 Weeks Later (2007), the sequel to 28 Days Later... (2002)). He was considered as director for the fourth movie in the Alien franchise (which ultimately became Alien: Resurrection (1997), but passed on the opportunity over creative differences with the studio, and went on to do A Life Less Ordinary (1997) instead.
What are you gonna do?
Veronika: I'm going to be the madame in Simon's bordello.
Renton: But really... What are you gonna do?
Veronika: I don't know. I should go home. But... To go home with nothing? No qualification, no career, not even bringing money.
Renton: What's at home?
Veronika: You ...
In the scenes shot around the "Port Sunshine" pub you see local Scotrail electric trains running past, (the actual pub is in Clydebank), but they have dubbed the sound of high speed express diesel trains.
The initial final credits appear over modified scenes of tower blocks and other buildings being demolished. Once the cast credits appear, the background changes to amorphous, swirling, mainly black/ white/ grey shapes.
English, Bulgarian, Scots
$170,575 19 March 2017