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This nOde last updated May 27th, 2003 and is permanently morphing...
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Irvine Welsh (novel)
Tagline: Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a starter home. Choose dental insurance, leisure wear and matching luggage. Choose your future. But why would anyone want to do a thing like that?
Plot Outline: 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.
Cast overview, first billed only:
Ewan McGregor (_Star Wars - The Phantom Menace_ (vhs/ntsc)) .... Mark "Rents" Renton
Ewen Bremner .... Daneil "Spud" Murphy
Jonny Lee Miller .... Simon David "Sick Boy" Williamson (_Hackers_ (vhs/ntsc))
Kevin McKidd .... Tommy
Robert Carlyle .... Francis (Franco) Begbie
Pauline Lynch .... Lizzy
Shirley Henderson .... Gail
Stuart McQuarrie .... Gavin/US Tourist
Irvine Welsh .... Mikey
Dale Winton .... Game Show Host
MPAA: Rated R for graphic heroin use and resulting
depravity, strong language,
sex, nudity and some violence.
Runtime: UK:93 / USA:94 / Sweden:94
Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
Certification: UK:18 / USA:R / Finland:K-16 / Germany:16 (bw) / Hong Kong:III / Iceland:16 IS/Italy:VM14 / Japan:R / Australia:R / New Zealand:R18 / Norway:15/Portugal:M/18 / South Africa:18 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / Netherlands:16 / Brazil:18
Renton: "It's Iggy Pop."
Diane: "Whatever. I mean, the guy's dead anyway."
Renton: "Iggy Pop is not dead. He toured last year. Tommy went to see him."
Diane: "The point is, you've got to find something new."
Renton (voice over): "She was
right. I had to find something new. There was only one thing for it."