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Writers:
Irvine Welsh (screenplay)
Irvine Welsh (stories)
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Release Date:
31 December 1998 (Australia) See more »
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Plot:
Three twisted tales of abuse, drugs, displaced personalities and insect life by Scottish writer Irving Welsh. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
6 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Disappointing adaptation of a brilliant novel See more (47 total) »

Cast

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Stephen McCole ... Boab (segment "The Granton Star Cause")

Maurice Roëves ... 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")

Irvine Welsh ... 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")
Stewart Preston ... Rafferty (segment "The Granton Star Cause")

Kevin McKidd ... Johnny (segment "A Soft Touch")

Michelle Gomez ... Catriona (segment "A Soft Touch")
Tam Dean Burn ... Alec (segment "A Soft Touch")
Scott Imrie ... Pool Player (segment "A Soft Touch")

Niall Greig Fulton ... Alan (segment "A Soft Touch")
Cas Harkins ... Skanko (segment "A Soft Touch") / Skanko (segment "The Acid House")
Morgan Simpson ... Chantal, Baby (segment "A Soft Touch")
Marnie Kidd ... Chantal, Toddler (segment "A Soft Touch")
Alison Peebles ... Mother (segment "A Soft Touch")
Joanne Riley ... Diana (segment "A Soft Touch")
Sarah Gudgeon ... New Girl (segment "A Soft Touch")
Katie Echlin ... Wendy (segment "A Soft Touch")
William 'Giggs' McGuigan ... Pub Singer (segment "A Soft Touch")

Ewen Bremner ... Colin 'Coco' Bryce (segment "The Acid House")

Martin Clunes ... Rory (segment "The Acid House")

Jemma Redgrave ... Jenny (segment "The Acid House")
Arlene Cockburn ... Kirsty (segment "The Acid House")
Jane Stabler ... Emma (segment "The Acid House")
Doug Eadie ... Coco's Father (segment "The Acid House")
Andrea McKenna ... Coco's Mother
Billy McElhaney ... Felix the Paramedic (segment "The Acid House")
Ricky Callan ... Tam the Driver (segment "The Acid House")
Barbara Rafferty ... Dr. Callaghan (segment "The Acid House")
Stephen Docherty ... Nurse Boyd (segment "The Acid House")
Ronnie McCann ... Andy (segment "The Acid House")
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kirsty Mitchell ... Julie (uncredited)
Callum J. Stewart ... Football Player 1 (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul McGuigan 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Irvine Welsh  screenplay
Irvine Welsh  stories

Produced by
David Muir .... producer
Colin Pons .... production executive: YMPA/SON
Carolynne Sinclair Kidd .... associate producer
Alex Usborne .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dan Mudford 
 
Cinematography by
Alasdair Walker (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Andrew Hulme 
 
Production Design by
Richard Bridgland 
Mike Gunn 
 
Art Direction by
Rohan Banyard 
Jean Kerr 
 
Costume Design by
Lynn Aitken 
Pam Tait 
 
Makeup Department
Nikki Brannan .... makeup assistant
Sarah Fidelo .... makeup designer
Marilyn MacDonald .... makeup designer
Marie Rodgers .... makeup assistant
 
Production Management
Sara Barr .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Neil Calder .... first assistant director
Bill Clark .... first assistant director
Alison Goring .... second assistant director
Ian Madden .... first assistant director
Karen McConnell .... second assistant director
Ted Mitchell .... third assistant director
Jodi Moore .... third assistant director
Kathleen Wishart .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Ben Barry .... construction crew
Jamie Baxter .... construction manager
Stephen Bryce .... painter
Penny Crawford .... production buyer
Chris Cull .... property master
Andy Duly .... stand-by carpenter
Ewen Duncan .... stand-by art director
Henry Gallagher .... painter
Kelvin Guy .... scenic artist
Cliona Harkin .... assistant art director
Irene Harris .... stand-by art director
Tommy Keenan .... graffiti artist
Peter Knotts .... stand-by carpenter
Niki Longmuir .... assistant art director
Rob McCallum .... storyboard artist
Anne McCredie .... stand-by props
Paul McNamara .... chargehand dressing props
Jim Patrick .... painter
Alan Payne .... art department assistant
Elaine Robertson .... art department assistant
Malcolm Rogan .... painter
Tony Sheridan .... property master
Carol Soutar .... painter
Mike McLoughlin .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Mark Berger .... supervising re-recording mixer
Allan Brereton .... sound recordist
Alan Collins .... sound facility engineer: ardmore sound
Tony Cook .... boom operator
Sarah Gaines .... mix assistant
John Gow .... dubbing editor
Brian Howell .... sound recordist
Andrew Hulme .... sound designer
Alan MacNicol .... boom operator
Douglas Murray .... dubbing mixer
Gerard Roche .... assistant sound editor
Becky Thomson .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Rick Marr .... animatronics technician
Rick Marr .... puppeteer
 
Visual Effects by
Steven Begg .... visual effects animator
Sally Clayton .... effects compositor
Peter Connelly .... effects compositor
Simon Giles .... visual effects producer
Simon Giles .... visual effects supervisor
Dylan Kendle .... title sequence design
Luke Pendrell .... title sequence design
 
Stunts
Michael Scott-Law .... stunt coordinator
Michael Scott-Law .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Bates .... lighting technician
Simon Bray .... Steadicam operator
John Butler .... rigger
Jamie Coulter .... key grip
Neil Davidson .... clapper loader
Stuart Farmer .... gaffer
Alick Fraser .... clapper loader
Derek Guyer .... lighting technician
Iain Johnstone .... grip
Frank McConologue .... lighting technician
Alan McSheehy .... focus puller
Terry Pate .... key grip
Al Rae .... Steadicam operator
Howard Smith .... Steadicam operator
Mick Toher .... lighting technician
Colette Valvona .... video operator
Graham Walker .... lighting technician
 
Casting Department
Carolynne Sinclair Kidd .... casting consultant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fiona King .... wardrobe supervisor
Ruth Kirton .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Mike Fraser .... negative cutter
 
Other crew
Zoe Cain .... effects film recordist
Laura Cochrane .... production coordinator
Stephen Colvil .... runner
Dorothy Connolley .... script supervisor
Mike Cowap .... assistant to producer
Mike Cowap .... production assistant
Jim Dunn .... location assistant
Donald MacKinnon .... location assistant
Katie McCorkindale .... floor runner
Nic Muirson .... production coordinator (as Nic Murison)
Bobby Seiler .... production runner
Amanda Street .... international sales: FilmFour
Beverley Syme .... assistant location manager
Janis Watt .... script supervisor
Fiona Winning .... location manager
Trevor Young .... effects film recordist
 

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111 min
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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:
Colin 'Coco' Bryce:I'm gettin' a wee bit hungry, though, eh.
Jenny:Oh, I'll take you home and make you something.
Colin 'Coco' Bryce:Eh, I was thinkin' a wee bit more of the... tit.
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Movie Connections:
References From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)See more »
Soundtrack:
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Disappointing adaptation of a brilliant novel, 7 June 2003
Author: erwan_ticheler from Amsterdam, Holland

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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