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Trainspotting (1996) - Plot Summary Poster

(1996)

Plot Summary

  • A wild, freeform, Rabelaisian trip through the darkest recesses of Edinburgh low-life, focusing on Mark Renton and his attempt to give up his heroin habit, and how the latter affects his relationship with family and friends: Sean Connery wannabe Sick Boy, dimbulb Spud, psycho Begbie, 14-year-old girlfriend Diane, and clean-cut athlete Tommy, who's never touched drugs but can't help being curious about them...

    - Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>
  • 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.

    - Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

Synopsis

Set in Edinburgh, the film begins with Mark Renton's ( ) narration as he and his friend...

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