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T2 Trainspotting (2017)

R | | Drama | 31 March 2017 (USA)
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After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie.


Danny Boyle


John Hodge, Irvine Welsh (based on the books Porno and Trainspotting by)
3,396 ( 448)
6 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Ewan McGregor ... Renton
Logan Gillies Logan Gillies ... Simon (aged 9)
Ben Skelton Ben Skelton ... Renton (aged 9)
Aiden Haggarty Aiden Haggarty ... Spud (aged 9)
Daniel Smith Daniel Smith ... Begbie (aged 9)
Elijah Wolf ... Tommy (aged 9)
Robert Carlyle ... Begbie / Begbie's Father
Steven Robertson ... Stoddart
Ewen Bremner ... Spud
John Kazek John Kazek ... Tom (Rehab Group)
Shirley Henderson ... Gail
Charlie Hardie Charlie Hardie ... Fergus (aged 9)
Scott Aitken Scott Aitken ... Farmer
Gordon Kennedy ... Tulloch
Jonny Lee Miller ... Simon


First there was an opportunity......then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle). Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Face your past. Choose your future.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use, language throughout, strong sexual content, graphic nudity and some violence | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Irvine Welsh: Begbie's friend Mikey Forrester. See more »


Spud and Renton both state that Renton left Spud £4,000 at the end of Trainspotting. "His share." If you go back and watch Trainspotting the money is in £2,000 bundles. Renton only leaves 1 bundle in the box at the airport. See more »


Diane: So, are you the woman in the video?
Veronika: My face is not seen.
Diane: Do you have any identifying marks? Tattoos on your buttocks?
Veronika: Certainly not.
Diane: On your perineum?
Renton: [softly] It's the bit of skin between your vagina and your bumhole.
Veronika: That's disgusting.
Diane: So you're not vajazzled.
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Crazy Credits

The initial final credits appear over modified scenes of tower blocks and other buildings being demolished. Once the cast credits appear, the background changes to amorphous, swirling, mainly black/ white/ grey shapes. See more »


Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart
Performed by Vera Lynn
Words and Music by Geoffrey Parsons, John Turner (as James John Phillips), Eberhard Storch
Courtesy of Decca Music Group Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
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User Reviews

It was OK, If you're looking for it to be more than that, too bad.
18 March 2017 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

It's an OK movie. Don't really need to see the first one to like the second one, as it's about four people reconnecting with each other after twenty years, and most of the story's content is like that. Although, most of the plot does revolve around what happen in the original movie and is implemented with the idea that you did see the first one as Mark stupidly returns to his old stomping grounds knowing he stole money from his "mates"(As they say across the pond) and you can only imagine what happen afterwards.

The Franco character was the most interesting to catch up with. Despite spending most of his time in jail since the last movie, he seemed to have the most interesting situation to come back to, with a wife who did not truly miss him and a son who's becoming a man far different than the one he is as Franco has the same mentality he had when he got locked up, that no longer fits.

When we last left Mark, it seemed like he was going to do something more with his life, but as it turned out that was not the case as he has some what of a mid-life crisis when he realized his life sucks.

While Sick Boy (Now preferring Simon) and Spud seem to be stuck where they were Twenty Years ago (It happens, especially when drugs are in the mix).

T2 does not seem as lively as the originally, but in many ways this makes perfect sense, as the movie is all about getting older, and the type of person you are in your Twenties vs. who your are later in life.

It has it's amusing moments, but it does make me question weather Danny Boyle made this sequel simply for nostalgia reasons. He does not seem like that type of filmmaker, yet this movie falls into the great sequel trap as I felt not enough has changed in the past twenty years and I was expecting more.

Although I did like how the film making was done to reflected how these characters have not changed. Using a lot of camera angles and other tricks Boyle did in the very first movie.

I like the first movie, but not that much to really care about T2, but it did make me wonder what would happen next to these guys. For those of you who did love the original that much, I think you are in for a little bit of a let down.


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English | Bulgarian | Scots

Release Date:

31 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK See more »


Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$170,575, 19 March 2017

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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