Three twisted tales of abuse, drugs, displaced personalities and insect life by Scottish writer Irving Welsh.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (stories)

WAYS TO
WATCH:

See all
6 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ecstasy II (2011)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Small drug smuggler from Scotland is trying to figure out his way through life until he meets beautiful girl from Canada who seeks a change after bad relationship she just got out of it.

Director: Rob Heydon
Stars: Adam Sinclair, Kristin Kreuk, Billy Boyd
Good Arrows (2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A darts player slides into depression after an heart attack spooks him so much he loses his skill.

Directors: Helen Grace, Irvine Welsh
Stars: Jonny Owen, Katy Brand, Brian Hibbard
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

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 »

Director: Jeremy Wooding
Stars: Sean Pertwee, Robert Vaughn, Phillip Rhys
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Chronicles the rise and fall of a prominent, and particularly ruthless English gangster.

Director: Paul McGuigan
Stars: Malcolm McDowell, David Thewlis, Paul Bettany
Filth I (2013)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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.

Director: Jon S. Baird
Stars: James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan
The Reckoning II (2002)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A priest on the lam takes up with a traveling band of actors, who then discover a murder has occurred and try to solve it by recreating the crime in a play.

Director: Paul McGuigan
Stars: Willem Dafoe, Paul Bettany, Marian Aguilera
Bad Blood (2005)
Short | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

While Davie befriends Alan Venters, the serial rapist responsible for his girlfriend's HIV related death and his own infection; he struggles to find the perfect means of revenge. Davie soon... See full summary »

Director: Kyle Leydier
Stars: Alan Cumming, Jim Shield, Claudette Mink
Dockers (TV Movie 1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Bill Anderson
Stars: Ken Stott, Crissy Rock, Katy Lamont
Small Faces (1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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 »

Director: Gillies MacKinnon
Stars: Iain Robertson, Joe McFadden, Steven Duffy
Human Traffic (1999)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Five friends spend one lost weekend in a mix of music, love and club culture.

Director: Justin Kerrigan
Stars: John Simm, Lorraine Pilkington, Shaun Parkes
Trainspotting (1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.

Director: Danny Boyle
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller
Nuts I (2007)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Irvine Welsh
Stars: Joe McKinney, Olga Wehrly, James Akpotor
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Boab (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
...
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")
...
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")
...
Workmate (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 January 1999 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Acid House  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£42,751 (UK) (1 January 1999)

Gross:

$142,783 (USA) (3 December 1999)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Quotes

Sgt. Morrison: So, what's been happening tonight, Brian?
PC Cochrane: Well, there's the rapist. The guy that stabbed the boy in the shopping centre. And this comedian down here.
Sgt. Morrison: Well, I've had a wee word with our rapist. Seems a nice enough young fellow. Tells us the whore was askin' for it. It's the way of the world, Brian. As for the guy that stabbed the boy - well, silly wee bugger, but... boys will be boys. What's the story with this tube-stake?
PC Cochrane: Caught him smashing up a telephone box.
Sgt. Morrison: [disgusted] Tsk tsk.
See more »

Connections

References My Ain Folk (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweetest Embrace
Written and Performed by Barry Adamson & Nick Cave
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Pure Invine welsh!
8 October 1999 | by (Abu Dhabi, UAE) – See all my reviews

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.


10 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Scottish dialect kris-149
TERIBLE DO NOT WATCH bassx-2
well, welsh is not perfect harryh13
Is this film worth watching? x_Jessee_x
one simple question.. acidbathory
Northern Soul fruitswillis
Discuss The Acid House (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?