Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor), a young man with few prospects and fewer ambitions, lives in economically depressed Edinburgh. Like most of his friends, Renton is a heroin addict who loves the drug's blissful nothingness; financing his habit also provides excitement and challenges that his life otherwise lacks. Renton's two best friends are also junkies: Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), a snappy dresser obsessed with James Bond, and Spud (Ewan Bremner), a guileless nerd who suggests Pee Wee Herman's debauched cousin. Renton and his pals also hang out with Begbie (Robert Carlyle), a borderline psychotic who loathes junkies even though he drinks like a fish. After one too many brushes with the law, Renton kicks heroin and moves to London, where he finds a job, a flat, and something close to peace of mind. However, Sick Boy, Begbie, and Spud all arrive at his doorstep on the trail of a big score, leading Renton back into drugs and crime.
Edinburgh (Scotland) -- Fiction.
Heroin abuse -- Scotland -- Edinburgh -- Fiction.
Welsh, Irvine. Trainspotting -- Film adaptations.
Young men -- Scotland -- Edinburgh -- Fiction.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Alliance Films, production company.
Boyle, Danny, film director.
Bremner, Ewen, actor.
Carlyle, Robert, 1961- actor.
Channel Four Films (Firm), production company.
Figment Films (Firm), production company.
Hirakubo, Masahiro, editor of moving image work.
Hodge, John, 1964- screenwriter.
MacDonald, Kelly, 1976- actor.
Macdonald, Andrew, 1966- film producer.
McGregor, Ewan, 1971- actor.
McKidd, Kevin, actor.
Miller, Jonny Lee, actor.
Miramax Films, production company.
Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm), publisher.
Noel Gay Motion Picture Company, production company.
Tufano, Brian, director of photography.
motion picture adaptation of (work): Welsh, Irvine. Trainspotting [DVD].