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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.
"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)
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