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The Acid House (1998)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Fantasy  -  1 January 1999 (UK)
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Three twisted tales of abuse, drugs, displaced personalities and insect life by Scottish writer Irving Welsh.

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Boab (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
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God (segment "The Granton Star Cause") / Drunk (segment "A Soft Touch") / Priest (segment "The Acid House")
Garry Sweeney ...
Kev (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
Jenny McCrindle ...
Evelyn (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
Simon Weir ...
Tambo (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
Iain Andrew ...
Grant (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
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Parkie (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
Pat Stanton ...
Barman (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
Alex Howden ...
Boab Snr (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
Annie Louise Ross ...
Doreen (segment "The Granton Star Cause") (as Ann Louise Ross)
Dennis O'Connor ...
PC Cochrane (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
John Gardner ...
Sgt. Morrison (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
William Blair ...
Workmate ("The Granton Star Case") / Deck ("A Soft Touch")
Gary McCormack ...
Workmate (segment "The Granton Star Cause") / Larry (segment "A Soft Touch")
Malcolm Shields ...
Workmate (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
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Three twisted tales from the seamy side of Scotland and the mind of Irvine Welsh. The Granton Star Cause: in the same day a young Leith lad is dumped by his football team, his girlfriend and his parents, arrested and beaten up by the police and turned into a fly by God, whom he meets in a pub. The Soft Touch: a man is too soft to do anything when his wife moves in with the thug upstairs. The Acid House: while tripping on acid, Coco Bryce is struck by lightning, causing him to switch bodies with a newborn baby. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@bigpond.com>

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$7,459 (USA) (6 August 1999)

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$142,783 (USA) (3 December 1999)
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The film was deemed deeply offensive by the UK tabloid press for its inclusion of a swearing, foul-mouthed God. See more »

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Colin 'Coco' Bryce: COCO FUCKIN' BRYCE!
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Beautiful Insanity
17 November 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watch a lot of extreme cinema and am always wary of fakery and sensationalism, but I felt that The Acid House had the intelligence and heart needed to back up its shocking stories. It is like a cross between "Happiness" and "Requiem for a Dream," with magic and surrealism to boot. The Scottish accents are incomprehensible (thank goodness for the subtitles) but fascinating. "Trainspotting" is, I think, a better film overall, but this one sure gains points for audacity, intensity, and wit.


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