A wild, freeform, Rabelaisian trip through the darkest recesses of Edinburgh low-life, focusing on Mark Renton and his attempt to give up his heroin habit, and how the latter affects his relationship with family and friends: Sean Connery wannabe Sick Boy, dimbulb Spud, psycho Begbie, 14-year-old girlfriend Diane, and clean-cut athlete Tommy, who's never touched drugs but can't help being curious about them...
Director: Danny Boyle
Writer: Irvine Welsh (based on the novel by), John Hodge (screenplay)
Released: 09 Aug 1996
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 23 wins & 33 nominations.
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We took morphine
But let's face it
Doesn't it make you proud to be Scottish
I don't mean to harass you
It wasn't just the baby that died that...
Take the best orgasm you've ever had
Do you shee the beasht
You're not getting any younger
That lassie got glassed
But what they forget is the pleasure of...
What are you talking about
Begbie didn't do drugs either
I wished that I'd gone down instead of...
Picture the scene
Did you think I would leave you crying
It was awful
I really am the luckiest guy in the...
I fantasize about a massive pristine...
My pleasure in other people's leisure
Not by decision
This was typical of Mikey Forrester
Tommy knew he'd caught the virus
I quite enjoyed the sound of it all
Heroin had robbed Renton of his sex...
You could always get the truth from...
What a penetrating goal that was
Fucking say something
The ultimate hit
Who needs reasons when you've got heroin
She read it in Cosmopolitan
For it was the source of much of our...
This is a good fucking laugh
Let's face it
Stolen only hours earlier from one of my...
Heroin makes you constipated
And just for a moment
I went to Craigy
You better clean up your fuckin' act
Well it's not our fault
Small time wasters with an accidental...
The day you die
Renton - Ewan McGregor
Spud - Ewen Bremner
Sick Boy - Jonny Lee Miller
Tommy - Kevin McKidd
Begbie - Robert Carlyle
Diane - Kelly Macdonald
Swanney - Peter Mullan
Mr. Renton - James Cosmo
Mrs. Renton - Eileen Nicholas
Allison - Susan Vidler
Lizzy - Pauline Lynch
Gail - Shirley Henderson
Gavin - Stuart McQuarrie
Mikey Forrester - Irvine Welsh
Game Show Host - Dale Winton
Dealer - Keith Allen
Andreas - Kevin Allen
Gail's Mother (as Ann-Louise Ross) - Annie Louise Ross
Gail's Father - Billy Riddoch
Diane's Mother - Fiona Bell
Diane's Father - Vincent Friell
Man - Hugh Ross
Man - Victor Eadie
Woman - Kate Donnelly
Sheriff - Finlay Welsh
Estate Agent - Eddie Nestor
Pub Heavy - Tom Delmar
Renton's Nurse - Rachael Fleming
Store Security Officer (plain clothes) - John Hodge
Flat Buyer - Andrew Macdonald
Sports Commentator (voice) - Archie MacPherson
Taxi Driver - Stuart McGugan
Pub Goer - Arnold Montey
Dj - Dirk Robertson