- The scene where the store detectives chase Renton down the street is reminiscent of the scene in A Hard Day's Night (1964) where The Beatles are pursued by fans.
- While watching the train, the four friends arrange themselves in the same manner as The Beatles did on the back of the album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band".
- The scene where the four friends cross the road and enter the hotel is reminiscent of the cover of the album "Abbey Road".
- The scene where Renton wakes up on the couch in the morning at Diane's home and says hello to someone passing through the hallway while covered with a blanket to his chin, is reminiscent of a scene in Help! (1965) where Ringo is found in a trunk of a car covered up with a blanket, and upon being found, says hello.
"All the boys were quite naughty and were drinking, so I was drinking. I'd been in the pub for hours with various people who weren't filming scenes, and Shirley Henderson [who played Gail] said, 'You might want to stop drinking'. She was totally right. I think I was actually hungover by the time I did the scene. I was so young. I was flipping between the excitement of these boys I was hanging around with because they were all so cool and charismatic and had lots of stories and then being a nervous wreck and hiding in the toilets."