Lists: Drama, Crime / Heist, Dark comedy

Brief Synopsis: "Renton is living the dream and that dream is Heroin. As Renton struggles with the agony and ecstasy of his life we follow him and his increasingly unstable mates. Drinking, fighting, drugs, sex and the most disgusting toilet in Scotland. Choose Trainspotting."

Overall Ranking: 1198 (Rank from 1996: # 13)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 41.67%
Regular 41.67%
Half-Popped 16.67%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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People Involved

  • Ewan McGregor (Renton)
  • Ewen Bremner (Spud)
  • Jonny Lee Miller (Sick Boy)
  • Kevin McKidd (Tommy)
  • Kelly Macdonald (Diane)
  • Peter Mullan (Swanney)
  • James Cosmo (Mr. Renton)
  • Eileen Nicholas (Mrs. Renton)
  • Susan Vidler (Allison)
  • Pauline Lynch (Lizzy)
  • Shirley Henderson (Gail)
  • Stuart McQuarrie (Gavin/US Tourist)
  • Irvine Welsh (Mikey Forrester)
  • Robert Carlyle (Begbie)
  • Danny Boyle (Director)