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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.

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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")
... Kev (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
Jenny McCrindle ... Evelyn (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
... 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")
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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

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Film Four | Zeitgeist Films

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1 January 1999 (UK)  »

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Acid House  »

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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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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

Boab: I've had a fuckin' hard time, and now I've just met God. The cunt's gonna turn us into an insect.
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References From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) See more »

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Slow Graffiti
Written and Performed by Belle & Sebastian
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The darker side of Irvine Welsh
10 September 2000 | by See 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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