Trainspotting (1996)

Release Date

February 23rd 1996

Cast and Crew

Directed by Danny Boyle

Produced by Andrew Macdonald

Screenplay by John Hodge

Based on Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

Starring:
Ewan McGregor as Mark "Rent Boy" Renton
Ewen Bremner as Daniel "Spud" Murphy
Jonny Lee Miller as Simon "Sick Boy" Williamson
Robert Carlyle as Francis "Franco" Begbie
Kevin McKidd as Thomas "Tommy" MacKenzie
Kelly Macdonald as Diane Coulston
Peter Mullan as Swanney "Mother Superior"

Plot and Summary

Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor), a young man with few prospects and fewer ambitions, lives in economically depressed Edinburgh. Like most of his friends, Renton is a heroin addict who loves the drug's blissful nothingness; financing his habit also provides excitement and challenges that his life otherwise lacks. Renton tries to clean up and get out the drug scene, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.

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