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Trainspotting, 1996

Trainspotting
Directed by: Danny Boyle
Written by: John Hodge
Language:  English
Country:  UK
Runtime:  94 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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Profile of Trainspotting

The mood of Trainspotting is disturbing, stylized, and cynical. The plot centers around drug abuse, social misfits, and misfits. It features irreverent humor. Trainspotting is a drama and music-oriented movie. Stylistically, it includes a voice over. In approach, it is realistic. The pacing of Trainspotting is fast. It takes place, at least partly, in an urban environment. The setting is Scotland. Trainspotting happens in the 1990s. The musical score is electronica and rock. It is based on a book. Trainspotting is known for being a cult favorite, a modern classic, and controversial. Note that it includes drugs/alcohol, nudity, and sexual content.

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Summary

The life of a heroin addict (Ewan McGregor) in Edinburgh, Scotland. more

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Language: English
Country: UK
Release date: 19 July 1996
Runtime: 94 min

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Ewan McGregor Ewan McGregor As Renton
Ewen Bremner Ewen Bremner As Spud
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Two of the fastest, most involving hours in recent film.
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Scabrous, brutal and hip, Trainspotting is a "Clockwork Orange" for the '90s.
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Such a strong Scottish accent used on this movie, but I like it. This movie is amazing although I wouldn't say Ewan made this movie shone. The good plot that made it
07.September.2014 |  by: Zahrina Yustisia Noorputeri
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epic
01.July.2014 |  by: Asimina Gonzalez
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Such a good movie
17.June.2014 |  by: Fernanda Pereira Lima
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one of my all time favorites
06.April.2014 |  by: royrulator
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dbdf
03.February.2014 |  by: zealandman
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Why hasn't Ewan McGregor acted this well ever again
Dude, I love you. Thank you for redeeming the Star Wars prequels from the pit of despair. But you make us BELIEVE you do heroin. You were golden, magical and encompass so much grime and redemption. The part of this movie that has stayed with me the...
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22.June.2009 |  by: Laura
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Laura rated this title
The triles $ tribulations of heroin addiction. William Burrows once said he cound'nt understand why anybody would not take opiates. Anyway. Its a toss up, feeling good this instance (& having no 'life') Or staying clean & dealing with THOSE triles &...
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14.May.2009 |  by: Philip V. szuszitzky
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My sister made me watch it (she knew I was a fan of Ewan McGregor) and she tempted me even more telling me I'd see his cute little butt! So, I gave in and watched it. I am not usually the kind of person to watch movies about druggies/junkies/drug...
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23.March.2009 |  by: Kristyn
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Trainspotting
Great defining movie of the 90's which depicts the events of one person who "chose not to choose life," and chooses heroin instead. Almost as good as the book.
13.March.2009 |  by: Liam
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a must movie
Movie about the heroin culture ,get bizarre some time even funny
04.September.2008 |  by: rotem.nevgaunker
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rotem.nevgaunker rated this title
Such a good film!
If there ever was a film that could convince teenagers "Don't do drugs" - this is the one. It is cool, witty and funny on one hand, but rough on the other hand. It's a sad story about how drug abuse is such a hard habit to stop. It illustrates what...
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14.August.2008 |  by: ralph.wiggum
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