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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: All in one 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, which makes him switch bodies with a newborn baby. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@bigpond.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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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 USA:

$7,459, 8 August 1999

Gross USA:

$142,783
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sean Connery was originally offered the role of God but declined. See more »

Quotes

Colin 'Coco' Bryce: [about to be breast-fed] Phwoar, ya dirty cunt, ye. You've got some set a' jugs on ye, right enough, doll. Business gear.
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References Die Hard (1988) See more »

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By The Time I Get To Phoenix
Written by Jimmy Webb
Performed by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
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Fantastic, True to the core!
7 September 2004 | by EdinburghGirlSee all my reviews

I love this film. I think it is really funny, truthful and entertaining, I own this DVD and often sit down to watch it at home. As someone who was born,lives, works and socializes in the areas of this movie i found it hilliours and so accurate!

The characters in this film do actually exist in Edinburgh, I see them daily. You do get guys like Boab walking around feeling sorry for them self. And there is plenty Coco Bryce's bouncing around as well as the odd Larry looking for trouble.

I don't see why people slate this film for not being the 'trainspotting2' the wanted?! WHERE DOES IT SAY THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE TRAINSPOTTInG2?

To be honest I prefer the acid house to train spotting anyway because i feel it is a better likeness to the sort of people named 'lower class' who make up a large part of our population in Edinburgh. which both films try to explain and i think acid house does a better job!

Everyone here who commented from outside Scotland say they are offended by it, its not just a sick twisted movie. This is an actual account of many peoples experiences and lifes.......think about that next time u slate it.

Because I know you wouldn't say that to them personally.

Well done a great movie!!!


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