Trainspotting (1996)

Choose life.

  • Genre: Drama, Crime
  • Release Date: 1996-02-23
  • User Rating: 7.9/10 from 9010 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 34min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Noel Gay Motion Picture Company
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: Danny Boyle
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Heroin addict Mark Renton stumbles through bad ideas and sobriety attempts with his unreliable friends -- Sick Boy, Begbie, Spud and Tommy. He also has an underage girlfriend, Diane, along for the ride. After cleaning up and moving from Edinburgh to London, Mark finds he can't escape the life he left behind when Begbie shows up at his front door on the lam, and a scheming Sick Boy follows.

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  • Ewan McGregor

    as Mark "Rent Boy" Renton
  • Ewen Bremner

    as Daniel "Spud" Murphy
  • Jonny Lee Miller

    as Simon "Sick Boy" Williamson
  • Kevin McKidd

    as Thomas "Tommy" MacKenzie
  • Robert Carlyle

    as Francis "Franco" Begbie
  • Kelly Macdonald

    as Diane Coulston
  • Peter Mullan

    as Swanney "Mother Superior"
  • James Cosmo

    as Mr. Renton
  • Eileen Nicholas

    as Mrs. Renton
  • Susan Vidler

    as Allison
  • Pauline Lynch

    as Lizzy
  • Shirley Henderson

    as Gail Houston
  • Stuart McQuarrie

    as Gavin Temperley
  • Irvine Welsh

    as Mikey Forrester
  • Dale Winton

    as Game Show Host
  • Keith Allen

    as Dealer
  • Kevin Allen

    as Andreas
  • Annie Louise Ross

    as Gail's Mother
  • Billy Riddoch

    as Gail's Father
  • Fiona Bell

    as Diane's Mother
  • Hugh Ross

    as Man
  • Victor Eadie

    as Man
  • Kate Donnelly

    as Woman
  • Finlay Welsh

    as Sheriff
  • Eddie Nestor

    as Estate Agent
Camera Brian Tufano Director of Photography
Directing Danny Boyle Director
Production Andrew Macdonald Producer
Production Gail Stevens Casting
Writing Irvine Welsh Novel
Writing John Hodge Screenplay
Editing Masahiro Hirakubo Editor
Production Andy Pryor Casting
Art Kave Quinn Production Design
Art Tracey Gallacher Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Robert McCann Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Robert McCann Hairstylist
Production Lesley Stewart Production Manager
Directing David Gilchrist First Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Rachael Fleming Costume Design
Sound James Boyle Assistant Sound Editor
Crew David Aukin Thanks
Lighting Mark Ritchie Best Boy Electric
Sound Ray Merrin Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew Tom Lucy Stunts
Crew Terry Forrestal Stunt Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Stephen Noble Wardrobe Supervisor
Sound Jonathan Miller Sound Effects Editor
Art Gordon Fitzgerald Property Master
Crew Nrinder Dhudwar Stunts
Visual Effects Grant Mason Visual Effects
Crew Paul Heasman Stunts
Sound Mark Taylor Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Camera Mike Valentine Underwater Camera
Crew Andreas Petrides Stunts
Art Scott Keery Standby Property Master
Camera Lewis Buchan Clapper Loader
Camera Liam Longman Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up Graham Johnston Makeup Designer
Crew Michael Queen Floor Runner
Art Penny Crawford Set Dresser
Crew Tom Delmar Stunts
Camera Bob Shipsey Focus Puller
Crew Stuart Clarke Scenic Artist
Sound Colin Nicolson Sound Recordist
Camera Neil Davidson Camera Trainee
Art Mat Bergel Dressing Prop
Sound Brian Saunders Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Production Andrew Bainbridge Location Manager
Camera Adrian McCarthy Grip
Sound Richard Fettes Dialogue Editor
Crew Eric Smith Driver
Crew Scott Cowan Utility Stunts
Art Irene Harris Art Department Assistant
Art Niki Longmuir Assistant Art Director
Art Paul Curren Painter
Art Stewart Cunningham Standby Property Master
Camera Simon Bray Steadicam Operator
Crew Brian Adams Carpenter
Crew William Adams Security
Directing Anne Coulter Script Supervisor
Lighting Arthur Donnelly Electrician
Lighting Willie Cadden Gaffer
Production Jenifer Booth Production Accountant
Production Shellie Smith Production Coordinator
Sound Tony Cook Boom Operator
Art Piero Jamieson Dressing Prop
Directing Ben Johnson Third Assistant Director
Crew Richard Hammatt Stunts
Art Bobby Gee Painter
Crew John Watt Carpenter
Art Stephen Wong Art Department Trainee
Directing Claire Hughes Second Assistant Director
Editing Denton Brown Assistant Editor
Production Charlie Hiscott Location Assistant
Sound Allen Dam Music Consultant
Crew John Duncan Generator Operator
Production Kirstin McDougall Production Runner
Crew Richard Hassall Carpenter
Crew Peter Knotts Carpenter
Art Bert Ross Standby Carpenter
Visual Effects Tony Steers Visual Effects
Art Lorna J. Stewart Art Department Assistant
Art James Patrick Painter