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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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1 January 1999 (UK)  »

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Acid House  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

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$142,783 (USA) (3 December 1999)
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Trivia

The film was deemed deeply offensive by the UK tabloid press for its inclusion of a swearing, foul-mouthed God. See more »

Quotes

Doreen: Tell us who ye've been seein'.
Boab Snr: Dolly Parton.
Doreen: I can't hear ye.
Boab Snr: Dolly Parton!
Doreen: That fuckin' slut? I knew it. Who else?
Boab Snr: Anna Ford... and that Madonna, but just the once.
Doreen: Scumbag. Bastard. Ya dirty fuckin' prick! You know what this means...
Boab Snr: No, no Doreen... not the shite. I can't eat your shite.
Doreen: I'm gonna shite in your mouth. It's what we both want. Don't deny it.
Boab Snr: Shite in my mouth!
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Disappointing adaptation of a brilliant novel
7 June 2003 | by (Amsterdam, Holland) – See all my reviews

Acid House written by Irvine Welsh(the best modern writer)is a brilliant "short stories" novel.The movie however is pretty disappointing.I expected it to be somewhat like Trainspotting,the classic Welsh adaptation and one of the best movies ever made.

The stories are not as good as they were written down.The acting makes it up a little and the Scottish dialogues are great. 5/10


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