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Trainspotting (1996) Movie Information

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190

Avg. Rating:

3.12/4

# of Ratings:

485

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

07/19/1996

Director:

Danny Boyle

Actors:

Ewan McGregor
Ewen Bremner
Jonny Lee Miller
Kevin McKidd
Robert Carlyle
Kelly Macdonald

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

A man is deep into drugs and drug dealing as he tries to get out despite the influence of his addict and his pals.

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Matthew Brady 02/08/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

The story is about a man is deep into drugs and drug dealing as he tries to get out despite the influence of his addict and his pals. This movie is so good and messed up in a good way. the movie has it's WTF sense like the toilet sense and the begining. never take drugs or you might die or you just go crazy and lose everything.

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Ivana 07/12/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

Goods soundtracks and drugs effects scenes. A funny movie about a everybody's question: Choose life.

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FSUNoles27TS 12/06/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

This movie was absolutely great. I was always thrown off by the DVD cover and never looked into watching it until a read what it was about. The movie is epically awesome with so many twists and turns, and ups and downs. The chemistry between this drug addicted group of friends is entertaining. It has its sad movement as all drug addiction movies do. A must see for all. ---Spoiler--- Nothing made me happier than seeing that the main character left behind a stack of cash for his one loyal buddy.

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  Gabe
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12/14/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

They've got a Lust for Life

In my opinion 3 films released in the '90's defined the next generation of moviemaking. Clerks and Pulp Fiction (both 1994) and Trainspotting. I believe every movie made after these 3, with the exception of sci-fi films, could be traced back to one of these three films.

The influence of Clerks can be seen in films like The Blair Witch Project (1999) and any other found footage ad low-budget movie.

Pulp Fiction still resonates today. Basically every director who made his first film after 1994 wanted to be the next Tarantino. These films had lots of over-the-top violence and wordy dialogue that usually didn't work because the master, Tarantino didn't write it.

But what about Trainspotting, it's a little bit harder to describe. It's more a stylistic or visual thing. Requiem fo...

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4/4 

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  Yojimbo
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03/02/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Trainspotting" by Yojimbo

A group of Scottish junkies and misfits try to make their way in 90s Britain. Trainspotting is a true zeitgeist movie, and sums up perfectly the time in which it was made. Irvine Walsh's story is well observed and full of amusing tirades against 90s society with drug references that are non-judgmental, trying to show both the cheese in the mousetrap of addiction as well as its terrible consequences. Despite the grim subject matter, there are a lot of laughs to be had cleverly counterpointed with the horror and degradation that a drug habit can cause. This is the film that rightly catapulted Ewan McGregor to international stardom with Robert Carlyle deserving an honourable mention as the hateful and clearly psychotic Begby. The plot is slightly flimsy but the film has a lot of energy and a...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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  Daniel Corleone
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10/27/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Trainspotting review

A group of friends Mark Renton's (Ewan McGregor), Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), clean living health buff Tommy (Kevin McKidd) and the war freak Francis Begbie (Robert Carlyle) encounter various escapades. Renton chooses to be a heroin addict, Tommy dies of toxoplasmosis (The parasite infects most genera of warm-blooded animals, including humans, but the primary host is the felid (cat) family.), Spud goes to prison (instead of Renton who was with him when they were caught stealing), Sick Boy loses a baby and makes a deal for a bag of heroin and Begbie become violently infuriated after losing 16,000 in the end of the deal. I suggest using subtitles for the thick accents and to not miss the amazing dialogues.

A film that stresses maturation, effects of drug abuse,...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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