*Introducing the Players*
Producer: Andrew MacDonald
Director: Danny Boyle
Writer: Irvine Welsh
Screen Writer: John Hodge
"Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a f--ing big television. Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin-openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisure wear and matching luggage. Choose a three piece suite on higher purchase, and arrange the f--king fabrics. Choose DIY and wonder who the f--k you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch and watch mind numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing f--king junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pishing your last into a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish f--ked up brats that you'd spawned to replace yourself. Choose your future. Choose life...
"But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life. I chose something else and the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you've got heroin?"
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Trainspotting is an incredible story about 5 lads from the underbelly of Edinburgh, sometime in the 80's, who spent their time, getting wasted, going clubbing, shooting up, getting pissed. You, the viewer, just keep repeating the above for as long as you can manage.
* Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) - smarter than the rest, tries to give up heroin but fails miserably. (They were his lines at the beginning of this page.) He manages, however plausibly, to convince a judge that he has seen the error of his ways, and avoids ending up behind bars, for a shop lifting/ stealing spree. See above picture as he is running away from the law.
* Sickboy (Jonny Lee Miller) - The James Bond wannabe, forever alluding to his 007 hero in everything he does. Like 007, he declares that heroin has personality, as he flicks the heel of his shoe closed, which is filled with drug-taking paraphernalia. Also a hopeless womaniser, he does succeed more times than he fails. Which is rarely. (Fail, that is.)