Trainspotting (1996)

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Corrected entry: When Renton and Spud are being chased by the security guards, in one shot they are running across Hanover Street, then in the next shot they have jumped about half a mile away to Calton Road.

Correction: It may not have been 'real time'.


Corrected entry: When Spud heads downstairs after spending the night in his girlfriend's bed he is carrying sheets heavily soiled with his own feces. Nobody notices until someone wrenches the sheets out of his hands, spraying the room and everyone in it. Didn't anyone notice the smell? It should have filled the whole house.

Correction: They may well have noticed the smell but nobody would have thought it was coming from the bedsheets. It's not a mistake for nobody to remark on it, the family had a guest and were being polite.


Corrected entry: In the 4:3 version on dvd, when Renton hallucinates the baby, when there's a shot from behind the baby, just under it you can see a bit of the device used to pull it along.

Correction: The baby's head movement, the shape of his body and the track to pull him along are all meant to look like a robot, like something weird and creepy, therefore underlining the fact that Renton is hallucinating.

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Corrected entry: When Renton is going through withdrawal and hallucinating in the shot showing him he has only sheets covering him but from his POV there's a brown quilt.

Correction: That's the point: he's hallucinating.

Continuity mistake: When Renton goes home with Diane, after they finish having sex, she tells him to get out and leave the room. As Renton sits up, it's very obvious that he's not wearing any protection. Not thirty seconds later, he peels off his condom in the hallway.

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Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suit on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked up brats you spawned to replace yourselves. Choose your future. Choose life... But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life. I chose somethin' else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you've got heroin?

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Question: Was the song "Perfect Day" written for this film, or did it exist previously?

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Chosen answer: "Perfect Day" was originally on Lou Reed's album "Transformer" released in 1972.


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