Trainspotting (1996)

Choose life.

  • Genre: Drama, Crime
  • Release Date: 1996-02-23
  • User Rating: 8/10 from 5559 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 34min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Channel Four Films
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
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Mark 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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  • Ewan McGregor

    as Mark "Rent Boy" Renton
  • Ewen Bremner

    as Daniel "Spud" Murphy
  • Jonny Lee Miller

    as Simon "Sick Boy" Williamson
  • Robert Carlyle

    as Francis "Franco" Begbie
  • Kelly Macdonald

    as Diane Coulston
  • Kevin McKidd

    as Thomas "Tommy" MacKenzie
  • 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
  • Keith Allen

    as Dealer
  • Kevin Allen

    as Andreas
  • Irvine Welsh

    as Mikey Forrester
  • Eddie Nestor

    as Estate Agent
  • Annie Louise Ross

    as Gail's Mother
  • Billy Riddoch

    as Gail's Father
  • Dale Winton

    as Game Show Host
  • Hugh Ross

    as Man
  • Victor Eadie

    as Man 2
  • Kate Donnelly

    as Woman
Directing Danny Boyle Director
Writing Irvine Welsh Author
Writing John Hodge Screenplay
Production Andrew Macdonald Producer
Camera Brian Tufano Director of Photography
Editing Masahiro Hirakubo Editor
Production Andy Pryor Casting
Production Gail Stevens Casting
Art Kave Quinn Production Design
Art Tracey Gallacher Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Robert McCann Makeup Artist
Production Lesley Stewart Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Rachael Fleming Costume Design
Directing David Gilchrist First Assistant Director
Art Irene Harris Art Department Assistant
Art Niki Longmuir Assistant Art Director
Art Paul Curren Painter
Art Stewart Cunningham Standby Painter
Camera Adrian McCarthy Grip
Camera Simon Bray Steadicam Operator
Camera Liam Longman Still Photographer
Camera Mike Valentine Underwater Camera
Costume & Make-Up Robert McCann Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Graham Johnston Makeup Designer
Costume & Make-Up Penny Crawford Set Dressing Artist
Crew Brian Adams Carpenter
Crew Eric Smith Driver
Crew Stuart Clarke Scenic Artist
Crew William Adams Security
Sound Colin Nicolson Sound Recordist
Crew Scott Cowan Utility Stunts
Directing Anne Coulter Script Supervisor
Sound Richard Fettes Dialogue Editor
Lighting Mark Ritchie Best Boy Electric
Lighting Arthur Donnelly Electrician
Lighting Willie Cadden Gaffer
Production Andrew Bainbridge Location Manager
Production Jenifer Booth Production Accountant
Production Shellie Smith Production Coordinator
Sound Tony Cook Boom Operator
Sound James Boyle Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Jonathan Miller Sound Effects Editor
Crew David Aukin Thanks
Directing Claire Hughes Second Assistant Director
Directing Ben Johnson Third Assistant Director
Art Stephen Wong Art Department Trainee
Art Mat Bergel Dressing Prop
Camera Neil Davidson Camera Trainee
Camera Lewis Buchan Clapper Loader
Camera Bob Shipsey Focus Puller
Costume & Make-Up Stephen Noble Wardrobe Supervisor
Editing Denton Brown Assistant Editor
Production Charlie Hiscott Location Assistant
Sound Allen Dam Music Consultant
Crew Michael Queen Floor Runner
Crew John Duncan Generator Operator
Production Kirstin McDougall Production Runner