Trainspotting

$16m

DBO
18 1996 94 minutes Facebook

Synopsis

Danny Boyle's explosive film tracks the misadventures of young men in Edinburgh trying to find their way out of joblessness, aimless relationships and drug addiction. Some are successful, while others hopelessly are not. Based on Irvine Walsh's novel, Trainspotting melds grit with poetry, resulting in a film of harsh truths and stunning grace.

Credits

Awards

1997 Academy Awards

Nominated

  • Best Screenplay - Adaptation

Featured Clips

Trainspotting - Unhappiness and Pain

Trainspotting - Unhappiness and Pain

Baby Dawn falls victim to the group's neglectful habits. In this scene: Renton (Ewan McGregor), Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), Begbie (Robert Carlyle), Allison (Susan Vidler)

Trainspotting - Errands

Trainspotting - Errands

A newly-sober Renton feels disconnected from his heroin-addict friends. In this scene: Renton (Ewan McGregor), Begbie (Robert Carlyle)

Trainspotting - The Worst Toilet in Scotland

Trainspotting - The Worst Toilet in Scotland

After losing his suppositories in the toilet, Renton has no other option but to do the unthinkable. In this scene: Renton (Ewan McGregor)

Trainspotting  - Official Trailer (HD)

Trainspotting - Official Trailer (HD)

Danny Boyle's explosive film tracks the misadventures of young men in Edinburgh trying to find their way out of joblessness, aimless relationships and drug addiction. Some are successful, while others hopelessly are not. Based on Irvine Walsh's novel, Trainspotting melds grit with poetry, resulting in a film of harsh truths and stunning grace. Starring, in alphabetical order: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle

Trainspotting - The Plan

Trainspotting - The Plan

When Sick Boy stumbles into a deal he can't pass up, he and the guys try to recruit now straight-laced Renton into their scheme. In this scene: Renton (Ewan McGregor), Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), Begbie (Robert Carlyle)

Trainspotting - Lust For Life

Trainspotting - Lust For Life

When it comes to life, Renton opts for the road less traveled. In this scene: Renton (Ewan McGregor), Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), Begbie (Robert Carlyle), Tommy (Kevin McKidd)

Trainspotting - One Hit

Trainspotting - One Hit

Even with the state-sponsored addiction program, Renton can't make it through the day without one more hit. In this scene: Renton (Ewan McGregor), Swanney (Peter Mullan)

Trainspotting - Change of Plans

Trainspotting - Change of Plans

While the guys are sleeping, Renton decides to alter the plan to his own benefit. In this scene: Renton (Ewan McGregor), Begbie (Robert Carlyle)

Trainspotting - Finished

Trainspotting - Finished

Renton decides he is finished with heroin... after one more hit. In this scene: Renton (Ewan McGregor), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), Swanney (Peter Mullan)

Trainspotting - I'm Going to Change

Trainspotting - I'm Going to Change

Renton carries out his plan to choose a life , one just like yours. In this scene: Renton (Ewan McGregor), Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), Begbie (Robert Carlyle)

Trainspotting - Living Like This

Trainspotting - Living Like This

To maintain his drug habit, Renton steals from a variety of sources, including his parents. In this scene: Renton (Ewan McGregor), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller)

Trainspotting - Profit and Loss

Trainspotting - Profit and Loss

With a new job and a new flat, Renton is still clean and "almost content," until an old friend comes knocking. In this scene: Renton (Ewan McGregor), Diane (Kelly Macdonald), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), Spud (Ewen McGregor)

Trainspotting - Junkie Limbo

Trainspotting - Junkie Limbo

After his parents lock him in his room to get sober, Renton awaits the sickening effects of withdrawal. In this scene: Renton (Ewan McGregor), Diane (Kelly Macdonald)

Now Playing: Trainspotting - Unhappiness and Pain
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ewam Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Susan Vidler

Baby Dawn falls victim to the group's neglectful habits. In this scene: Renton (Ewan McGregor), Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), Begbie (Robert Carlyle), Allison (Susan Vidler)