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- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 13, 2011
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: Miramax Lionsgate
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Making Of Trainspotting
- Trainspotting Retrospective
- Interviews with Filmmakers (Director Danny Boyle, Author Irvine Welsh, Producer Andrew MacDonald and Screenwriter (John Hodge)
- Behind The Needle ("Multi-Angle" Behind-The-Scenes Special)
- Cannes Film Festival Interviews
- Biographies: Cast and Crew
- Feature Commentary
- Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
- Teaser Trailer
- Theatrical Trailer
- Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - French
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Performer:||Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle, Kelly Macdonald, Peter Mullan, James Cosmo & Eileen Nicholas|
|Directed by||Danny Boyle|
|Edited by||Masahiro Hirakubo|
|Screenwriting by||John Hodge|
|Original story by||Irvine Welsh|
|Director of Photography:||Brian Tufano|
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"We called him Mother Superior on account of the length of his habit."
- Renton (EWAN McGREGOR), about one of his dope-dealing friends.
"Choose life. Choose a job. Chose a career. Choose a family. Choose a... big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol and dental insurance. Choose fixed- income mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends.... But why would I want to do a thing like that' I chose not to choose life: I chose something else. And the reasons' There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you've got heroin'"
- Renton (EWAN McGREGOR)
"[Begbie] didn't do drugs, he did people."
- Renton (EWAN McGREGOR)
"You know Rents, for a vegetarian, you're a mean shot"
- Sick Boy (Johnny Lee Miller)
...The lasting after-effect of watching TRAINSPOTTING is a sense of exhilaration...
Sight and Sound
...A larkish black comedy, paced like a Beatles musical yet grounded by the charming misanthropy of Irvine Welsh's best-selling novel....[With] a starmaking performance from Ewan McGregor...
Scabrous, brutal and hip, TRAINSPOTTING is a CLOCKWORK ORANGE for the '90s....[The] performances are terrific at all levels...
...Thrillingly squalid, scabrously funny... -- Rating: A
...A dark, Tarantino-style humor courses through its veins...This hip rave-up is zippily entertaining....Ewan McGregor delivers his needle-sharp narration with raw charisma -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
As in his first film, Shallow Grave, Boyle's up-your-nose style of filmmaking is a ghoulish hoot. Full Review
Rating: 4/5 -- What's interesting, viewing the film now, is how it manages to be both inarguably of its time, the mid 90s, but also has not dated nearly as badly as most youth culture movies tend to. Full Review
A kinetic, intimate look inside the subculture of heroin abuse, this acclaimed adaptation of Irvine Welsh's novel follows the misadventures of Renton, a brash, twenty-something Edinburgh junkie, and his nihilistic chums Tommy, Spud, Sick Boy and Begbie. Alternately comic and off-putting, the film ultimately comes down to Renton's choice between self-destruction or life. The stellar soundtrack should not be missed.
Friends | Black Comedy | British | Drugs | Family Interaction | Substance Abuse | Self-Discovery | Recommended | Disturbing | Lowlife | Theatrical Release | Scotland | Drug Addiction | Friendships | Family Crises | Essential Cinema | Based On A Novel
- A Figment Film in association with the Noel Gay Motion Picture Company.
- Shown out of competition at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival.
- Released theatrically in New York City July 19, 1996.
- Additional cast: Peter Mullan (Swanney); Eileen Nicholas (Mrs. Renton); Pauline Lynch (Lizzy); Shirley Henderson (Gail); Stuart McQuarrie (Gavin); Dale Winton (Game Show Host); Annie Louise Ross (Gail's Mother); Billy Riddoch (Gail's Father); Fiona Bell (Diane's Mother); Hugh Ross, Victor Eadie (Men); Kate Donnelly (Woman); Finlay Welsh (Sheriff); Eddie Nestor (Estate Agent).
- Additional credits: Lesley Stewart (production manager); Claire Hughes, Ben Johnson (assistant directors); Simon Bray (steadicam operator); Graham Johnston (make-up designer); Robert McCann (make-up and hair); Mark Taylor (sound re-recording mixer).
- Filmed on a budget of $2.3 million.
- The novel "Trainspotting" is based on also inspired a play that was performed in London's West End before the film was released.
- Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Classification.
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