Edinburgh heroin addict Mark Renton buys opium suppositories from dealer Mikey Forrester to help him quit. After his final hit, and a violent spell of diarrhea caused by cessation of heroin, he locks himself in his flat to endure the withdrawal period. Finding that his sex drive has returned, he leaves a club with a girl, Diane, and they have sex in her bedroom. In the morning, he realises that Diane is underage and that her "flatmates" are her parents. Diane threatens to reveal the encounter if he ends the relationship.

Renton and his friends, oafish but good-natured Spud and con artist Sick Boy, start using heroin again. His friend Tommy, a clean-cut athlete whose girlfriend has dumped him after a chain of events initiated by Renton, also begins using. Fellow addict Allison discovers that her infant daughter Dawn has died without the group noticing; all are horrified, especially Sick Boy, Dawn's father.

MPAA Rating:R
Country:United Kingdom
Produced By:Andrew Macdonald
Directed By:Danny Boyle
Written By:Irvine Welsh, John Hodge
Cast:Irvine Welsh, Ewen Bremner, Robert Carlyle, Vincent Friell, Kelly Macdonald, Eileen Nicholas, Susan Vidler, James Cosmo, Fiona Bell, Annie Louise Ross, Ewan McGregor, Keith Allen, Stuart McQuarrie, Jonny Lee Miller, Shirley Henderson, Dale Winton, Kevin McKidd, Billy Riddoch, Andrew Macdonald, Tom Delmar, Hugh Ross, Pauline Lynch, Victor Eadie, Kate Donnelly, Finlay Welsh, Eddie Nestor, Peter Mullan, Kevin Allen, John Hodge
In Theaters:Aug 09, 1996
Runtime:1 hour 34 minutes
Production:Channel Four Films, Figment Films, The Noel Gay Motion Picture Company
Box Office:$16,501,785
Available On:Itunes, Netflix, Vudu
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