Trainspotting

Trainspotting (1996)

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Trainspotting is the tale of Scottish heroin junkies and their lives in Edinburgh. The motley crew of addicts (Mark Renton, Spud, Alison), an unhinged man whose drug is hurting people (Begbie) and the clean ones, (Tommy, Gail, Lizzy). Mark makes a decision to quit heroin and is joined by his friends (one of which just comes off it to prove to Mark he can do it easier than he can). While off the skag, the friends go through numerous unfavourable events, prompting them to resume their addiction, but a tragic turn of events makes Mark resolve to leave his old life behind and go to work in London. He soon finds out that he can't always leave his past behind that easily.

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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Tommy: Doesn't it make you proud to be Scottish?
Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: It's SHITE being Scottish! We're the lowest of the low. The scum of the fucking Earth! The most wretched, miserable, servile, pathetic trash that was ever shat into civilization. Some hate the English. I don't. They're just wankers. We, on the other hand, are COLONIZED by wankers. Can't even find a decent culture to be colonized BY. We're ruled by effete arseholes. It's a SHITE state of affairs to be in, Tommy, and ALL the fresh air in the world won't make any fucking difference.

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Trivia: Ewen Bremner, who plays Spud, performed in the production of "Trainspotting" as Renton for a year before landing the role of Spud in the film.

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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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