A corrupt, junkie cop with Borderline Personality Disorder attempts to manipulate his way through a promotion in order to win back his wife and daughter while also fighting his own borderline-fueled inner demons.
Three teenage brothers, gang-member Bobby, troubled mama's boy Alan and self-assured prankster Lex, reside in a downtrodden section of Glasgow, Scotland, circa 1968. But while Bobby and ... See full summary »
A modernization of the classic western in which the Cowboys are a struggling local amateur soccer team, the Indians run a nearby Tandoori restaurant and the bandits are a group of menacing ... See full summary »
Mean, gritty, dirty and low and that's just the Policeman Gary Keltie (Ken Stott) out for retribution for the horrendous crimes against the helpless people of Edinburgh during the nineteen ... See full summary »
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
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During the wedding scuffle scene, actor Tam Dean Burn accidentally broke one of Neill Fulton's ribs. See more »
Tell us who ye've been seein'.
I can't hear ye.
That fuckin' slut? I knew it. Who else?
Anna Ford... and that Madonna, but just the once.
Scumbag. Bastard. Ya dirty fuckin' prick! You know what this means...
No, no Doreen... not the shite. I can't eat your shite.
I'm gonna shite in your mouth. It's what we both want. Don't deny it.
Shite in my mouth!
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This is unbelievable! Has all the usual Irvine Welsh ingredients - scabby parts of Edinburgh like Pilton, lots of colourful language, plenty of violence, sex/nudity and masses of humour. Although much of the humour will cross many peoples line of bad taste, this is absolutely hilarious. Being from just outside Edinburgh, the scary thing is that these type of people actually exist.
Many of the cast from Trainspotting, Small faces and Looking out for Jo Jo reappear.
This is tremendous for all the above reasons. The soundtrack is pretty impressive too.
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