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The Acid House (1998)

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

Director:

Paul McGuigan

Writers:

Irvine Welsh (screenplay), Irvine Welsh (stories)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Jenny McCrindle ... Evelyn (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
Simon Weir ... Tambo (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
Iain Andrew Iain Andrew ... Grant (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
Irvine Welsh ... Parkie (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
Pat Stanton Pat Stanton ... Barman (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
Alex Howden Alex Howden ... Boab Snr (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
Annie Louise Ross Annie Louise Ross ... Doreen (segment "The Granton Star Cause") (as Ann Louise Ross)
Dennis O'Connor Dennis O'Connor ... PC Cochrane (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
John Gardner John Gardner ... Sgt. Morrison (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
William Blair William Blair ... Workmate ("The Granton Star Case") / Deck ("A Soft Touch")
Gary McCormack 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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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>

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Acid House See more »

Filming Locations:

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£42,751 (United Kingdom), 3 January 1999, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,459, 8 August 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$142,783, 5 December 1999
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kevin McKidd & Ewen Bremner both starred in another Film 4 film based on a book by Irvine Welsh about drug addiction in Scotland; Trainspotting (1996) See more »

Quotes

Rory: Awww, the wee Tom-Tom. Goo goo, ga ga.
Colin 'Coco' Bryce: Shut your fuckin' mouth, you, ya specky git.
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References From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Leave Home
Written by Ed Simons (as Simons) and Sedgwick
Performed by The Chemical Brothers
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The darker side of Irvine Welsh
10 September 2000 | by rob-236See all my reviews

Irvine Welsh's follow up to Trainspotting hits the screen as three short stories set in Edinburgh, all with a few of Welsh's trade marks, drug culture, depression, the working class and Hibernian football club. Uneasy to watch in places, it is no less than very well written, 2 of the stories having a darkly comic twist to them while the 2nd story a serious (and shockingly realistic) plot to it. Will not appeal to most, including myself to a point, but will no doubt adopt a cult following.


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