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Trainspotting (1996) Poster

(1996)

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References 

The Avengers (1961) (TV Series)
The Hustler (1961)
Goldfinger (1964)
Pussy Galore mentioned.
Thunderball (1965)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
When Spud and Renton are sitting alone together on a couch at a bar, the walls behind them have white words such as "voloko." These are the same words and style behind Alex and his three droogs in A Clockwork Orange.
The Exorcist (1973)
Taxi Driver (1976)
RoboCop (1987)
Tommy has a RoboCop VHS in his apartment.
Goodfellas (1990)
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)
It is one of the VHS tapes that Mark drops at the start of the movie.
Pulp Fiction (1994)

Referenced in 

The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #1.3 (1996) (TV Episode)
Video box set shown with shades, lighter and metal rizla holder shown.
The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #1.4 (1996) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as one of the year's best films.
The Sunday Show: Christmas Special (1996) (TV Episode)
At Cannes, Dennis asks Virginia Bottomley if this film will be "a great shot in the arm for the British film industry".
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Revenge of the Creature (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: "Fishspotting"
No Sweat: Episode #1.2 (1997) (TV Episode)
Greg has a Trainspotting film poster on his bedroom wall.
Goodnight Sweetheart: Come Fly with Me (1997) (TV Episode)
Film mentioned by Gary
Dobermann (1997)
movie poster in the street
WCW Monday Nitro: Episode #1.111 (1997) (TV Episode)
The debut of Scott Vick's ring name Sick Boy.
The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #2.1 (1997) (TV Episode)
Poster in toilet during Ken Korda segement.
The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #2.2 (1997) (TV Episode)
Video box in foreground of the special edition videos scene.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Overdrawn at the Memory Bank (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: Corpsespotting.
Spice World (1997)
Falsche Liebe (1997) (TV Movie)
Who's the Caboose? (1997)
Poster on wall of Susan's L.A. apartment.
Siskel & Ebert: Gattaca/The House of Yes/A Life Less Ordinary/FairyTale: A True Story/Sunday (1997) (TV Episode)
Roger Ebert mentions the movie in reference to Danny Boyle.
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates: How Time Flies (1998) (TV Episode)
poster in video store
Run Lola Run (1998)
duplicates the shot in which Renton in Trainspotting is almost hit by a car
Following (1998)
Human Traffic (1999)
Lulu mentions the title during the interview.
Fight Club (1999)
on shelf in video store
Time and Tide (2000)
A poster for Trainspotting (1996) can be seen on Tyler's door, when the cop went out.
This I Wish and Nothing More (2000)
Ringo wears a T-shirt with the movie's title
The Junkies (2000) (Short)
Spin City: Trainstopping (2001) (TV Episode)
title reference
Lammbock (2001)
when Kai is searching the drugs in the toilet it references "Trainspotting" where Renton does the same
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Formula 51 (2001)
Luster (2002)
soundtrack posters in record shop
Spun (2002)
Ross halucinating that his swimming with drugs and underwater mines, similar to scene where Renton searches for heroin in the toilet
Last Exit (2003)
Maria is a heroin addict and some drug scenes were influenced by the movie
100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Stuck on You (2003)
Cher mentions the film in a conversation with her agent.
Saw (2004)
The scene that has a character search through a dirty toilet, was inspired by a similar scene in Trainspotting.
Jersey Girl (2004)
Video case is shown in a video store.
A Question to Asclepios (2004) (Short)
Drug den
Blue Murder: Up in Smoke (2004) (TV Episode)
One detective refers to another's observation of surveillace video tape as "Tram Spotting."
Edgar & Simon's Flip Chart (2004) (Video)
It can be read on the flip-chart that one characters favourite album is the "Trainspotting Soundtrack"
Long Way Round (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
A cop pulls Ewan McGregor over to tell him that he really enjoyed Trainspotting
Match Point (2005)
near the end of the film, Ewen Bremner (as Inspector Dowd) refers to a heroin addict with multiple convictions. Bremner played a heroin addict with multiple convictions in trainspotting.
Twist of Fate (2005) (Short)
Poster visible in the kitchen.
Bonkers (2005)
'Lust for Life' sequence is referenced. Instead of junkies, children are running.
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (Video)
Video case is shown.
Top Gear: Episode #8.4 (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jeremy
Banzai Motherfucker! (2006)
Homage
50 Films to See Before You Die (2006) (TV Movie)
Mention is made of someone turning down a role in this film to star in Three Colors Blue.
The End of 'Life on Mars' (2007) (Video)
Referenced by name
Dil Dosti Etc (2007)
Its poster is seen in the room of Apurv
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Helicopter (2007) (TV Episode)
The chase scene in the beginning, the music is same and Chuck gets hit by a car and falls on its hood
Team Fortress 2 (2007) (Video Game)
The achievement 'Brainspotting'
Yperoha plasmata: Mary Poppins (2007) (TV Episode)
dialogue
Lilli (2007)
movie is mentioned
The Cult of...: Hamish Macbeth (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Comedy Connections: Rab C. Nesbitt (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Both movies are directed by Danny Boyle and both feature a scene where a character dives into a filthy toilet and emerges covered in feces.
House M.D.: Adverse Events (2008) (TV Episode)
During a differential, House observes that none of his team have seen Trainspotting since one can become worse off after getting clean of drugs.
Kevin Smith: Sold Out - A Threevening with Kevin Smith (2008) (Video)
"I was Transpotting it into the toilet"
Game Boys (2008)
"If I brought the damn Atari out of the house, then Ray will start to see babies crawl across the celing."
Mystery Team (2009)
A similar scene where a character reaches inside a toilet drenched in feces.
My Life as a Trailer (2009) (Short)
Poster seen on the wall
Movie Connections: Trainspotting (2009) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Dev D (2009)
Drinking scenes shot in a similar style and head in toilet scene.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 3 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $4,000 question
Crank: High Voltage (2009)
"that Trainspotted fella"
Double or Nothing (2009) (Short)
The narrators joke that all good Brit films (Trainspotting and Lock Stock) start with a chase and mock Four Weddings.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Monkeybone (2009) (TV Episode)
"We then rip off Trainspotting..."
The Supermarket (2009)
Shot of Spud looking inside box mimicked
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $10,000 question
Reindeerspotting - Escape from Santaland (2010)
Titles of the movies
Midnight Movie Review: Halloween Horror Top 25, nr. 5: 28 Days Later (2010) (TV Episode)
as another film from Danny Boyle
Top Gear: Episode #15.9 (2010) (TV Episode)
Film mentioned during intro for Danny Boyle
Special Collector's Edition: Supercop (2011) (TV Episode)
Appears on the list of Blu-ray releases of February/March
Celebrity Naked Ambition (2011) (TV Movie)
Talked about
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Rainn Wilson/Epic Meal Time/Serj Tankian (2011) (TV Episode)
Rainn Wilson says his son watched the film to prepare for a role playing a train in a school play
Brows Held High: Alice (2011) (TV Episode)
The toilet scene is recalled when Alice is pulled through a drawer
The Wright Stuff: Episode #17.73 (2012) (TV Episode)
Today's guest panelist Irvine Welsh spoke of his new book, a prequal to 'trainspotting' the international best-seller and film!
Nurse Jackie: Slow Growing Monsters (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.55 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Ewan McGregor was in the film
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
Archer: The Papal Chase (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the ISIS crew.
Sunshine on Leith (2013)
When Davy runs through the Edinburgh streets to catch Yvonne, he is nearly hit by a car and places his hands on the bonnet in an identical manner to Renton. Unlike the Trainspotting character, however, Davy simply apologises and moves on.

Featured in 

The 69th Annual Academy Awards (1997) (TV Special)
I Love 1990's: I Love 1996 (2001) (TV Episode)
Feature on the film
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
50 Films to See Before You Die (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips shown.
The South Bank Show: Irvine Welsh (2006) (TV Episode)
Extracts shown
Movie Connections: Trainspotting (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown
De wereld draait door: Episode #4.149 (2009) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Star Trek/Rudo y Cursi/Next Day Air (2009) (TV Episode)
Child neglect from dealing with drugs
Scotland on Screen (2009) (TV Movie)
Clips shown and discussed
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.32 (2009) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Ewan McGregor's films
The Hour: Episode #7.31 (2010) (TV Episode)
Footage shown during Danny Boyle's bio segment.
Brows Held High: Alice (2011) (TV Episode)
The toilet scene is recalled when Alice is pulled through a drawer
The Nostalgia Chick: Reality Bites (2012) (TV Episode)
Lindsay compares it to Reality Bites
De wereld draait door: Episode dated 11 March 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
The opening fragment, featuring Ewan McGregor, is shown.
Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 British Films (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips
Dream Me Up Scotty! (2013) (TV Movie)
Footage from this is included as an example of Scottish accents on screen.

Spoofs 

Inferno (1980)
Phenomena (1985)

Spoofed in 

The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #1.1 (1996) (TV Episode)
"Toytrainspotting" - spoof reenacted with soft toys.
RocketMan (1997)
Family Guy: Love Thy Trophy (2000) (TV Episode)
The end credits is a parody of a scene from Transpotting.
Happy Birthday Shakespeare (2000) (TV Movie)
Snatch. (2000)
Star Wars: Episodio Pi - Sithspotting (2002) (Short)
first scene of the film spoofed
The Simpsons: The Regina Monologues (2003) (TV Episode)
Bart and Lisa get high on British candy and run around the UK similar to Renton, Spud and Sick Boy at the beginning of Trainspotting. Also, Maggie crawls the ceiling and twists her head 360 degrees, spoofing Renton's reaction to going cold turkey.
Drawn Together: The Other Cousin (2004) (TV Episode)
when Bamm-Bamm is on the ceiling
Hot Fuzz (2007)
The scene where Nick Angel chases the purple-track-suit-clad shoplifter is almost a shot-for-shot parody of the opening sequence in Trainspotting (1996).
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Baby Cakes (2012) (TV Episode)
Pinkie sees a baby crawling on the ceiling twisting its head 360 degrees
Bob's Burgers: The Unnatural (2013) (TV Episode)
When Tina sees the baby on the ceiling

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