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Trainspotting (1996)

R
94 min | Drama

Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
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Writers
Irvine Welsh (based on the novel by) | John Hodge (screenplay)
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Box Office
Budget
$ 3,500,000
Opening Wknd
$ 262,000
Gross (USA)
$ 16,501,785
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Release date
Aug 9, 1996 (United States)

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33 cast members
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Ewan McGregor
Renton Renton   See fewer
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Jonny Lee Miller
Sick Boy Sick Boy   See fewer
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Peter Mullan
Swanney Swanney   See fewer
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James Cosmo
Mr. Renton Mr. Renton   See fewer
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Eileen Nicholas
Mrs. Renton Mrs. Renton   See fewer
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Susan Vidler
Allison Allison   See fewer
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Stuart McQuarrie
Gavin / US Tourist Gavin / US Tourist   See fewer
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Irvine Welsh
Mikey Forrester Mikey Forrester   See fewer
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Dale Winton
Game Show Host Game Show Host   See fewer
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Keith Allen
Dealer Dealer   See fewer
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Kevin Allen
Andreas Andreas   See fewer
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Annie Louise Ross
Gail's Mother (as Ann-Louise Ross) Gail's Mother (as Ann-Louise Ross)   See fewer
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Billy Riddoch
Gail's Father Gail's Father   See fewer
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Fiona Bell
Diane's Mother Diane's Mother   See fewer
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Vincent Friell
Diane's Father Diane's Father   See fewer
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Finlay Welsh
Sheriff Sheriff   See fewer
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Eddie Nestor
Estate Agent Estate Agent   See fewer
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Tom Delmar
Pub Heavy (uncredited) Pub Heavy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rachael Fleming
Renton's Nurse (uncredited) Renton's Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Hodge
Store Security Officer (plain clothes) (uncredited) Store Security Officer (plain clothes) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Andrew Macdonald
Flat Buyer (uncredited) Flat Buyer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Archie MacPherson
Sports Commentator (voice) (uncredited) Sports Commentator (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stuart McGugan
Taxi Driver (uncredited) Taxi Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dirk Robertson
Dj (uncredited) Dj (uncredited)   See fewer
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8.2 / 10 | 564,393 votes