About the film
london, england scotland based on novel or book drug addiction anti hero drug dealer nightclub junkie heroin cold turkey edinburgh, scotland modern society hallucination friendship monologue surrealism dark comedy stealing drug rehabilitation drug dealing drugs cult film recovering addict illegal drugs drug culture
Release Date: February 23, 1996
|Production Companies||:||Channel Four Films, Noel Gay Motion Picture Company, Figment Films, Miramax, Film4 Productions|
|Producers||:||Andrew Macdonald, Gail Stevens, Andy Pryor, Lesley Stewart, Andrew Bainbridge, Jenifer Booth, Shellie Smith, Charlie Hiscott, Kirstin McDougall|
|Writers||:||Irvine Welsh, John Hodge|
Heroin addict Mark Renton stumbles through bad ideas and sobriety attempts with his unreliable friends -- Sick Boy, Begbie, Spud and Tommy. He also has an underage girlfriend, Diane, along for the ride. After cleaning up and moving from Edinburgh to London, Mark finds he can't escape the life he left behind when Begbie shows up at his front door on the lam, and a scheming Sick Boy follows.