Trainspotting (1996)

Choose life.

  • Genre: Drama, Crime
  • Release Date: 1996-02-23
  • User Rating: 7.9/10 from 9369 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 34min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Figment Films
  • 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 Renton
  • Ewen Bremner

    as Spud
  • Jonny Lee Miller

    as Sick Boy
  • Kevin McKidd

    as Tommy
  • Robert Carlyle

    as Begbie
  • Kelly Macdonald

    as Diane
  • Peter Mullan

    as Swanney
  • James Cosmo

    as Renton's Father
  • Eileen Nicholas

    as Renton's Mother
  • Susan Vidler

    as Allison
  • Pauline Lynch

    as Lizzy
  • Shirley Henderson

    as Gail
  • Stuart McQuarrie

    as Gavin
  • 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
  • Vincent Friell

    as Diane's Father
  • Hugh Ross

    as Man
  • Victor Eadie

    as Man
  • Kate Donnelly

    as Woman
  • Finlay Welsh

    as Sheriff
  • Eddie Nestor

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