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Trainspotting [Blu-ray]

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  • A Figment Film in association with the Noel Gay Motion Picture Company. Shown out of competition at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival. Released theatrically in New York City July 19, 1996. Additional cast: Peter Mullan (Swanney); Eileen Nicholas (Mrs. Renton); Pauline Lynch (Lizzy); Shirley Henderson (Gail); Stuart McQuarrie (Gavin); Dale Winton (Game Show Host); Annie Louise Ross (Gail's Mother); Billy Riddoch (Gail's Father); Fiona Bell (Diane's Mother); Hugh Ross, Victor Eadie (Men); Kate Donnelly (Woman); Finlay Welsh (Sheriff); Eddie Nestor (Estate Agent). Additional credits: Lesley Stewart (production manager); Claire Hughes, Ben Johnson (assistant directors); Simon Bray (steadicam operator); Graham Johnston (make-up designer); Robert McCann (make-up and hair); Mark Taylor (sound re-recording mixer). Filmed on a budget of $2.3 million. The novel "Trainspotting" is based on also inspired a play that was performed in London's West End before the film was released. Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Classification.
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  • Credits
    Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle, Kelly MacDonald, Kelly McDonald, Peter Mullan, James Cosmo, Eileen Nicholas
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Electrifying....Harrowing and hilarious..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...The lasting after-effect of watching TRAINSPOTTING is a sense of exhilaration..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...A dark, Tarantino-style humor courses through its veins...This hip rave-up is zippily entertaining....Ewan McGregor delivers his needle-sharp narration with raw charisma" -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
    USA Today

    "...Thrillingly squalid, scabrously funny..." -- Rating: A
    Entertainment Weekly

    "Scabrous, brutal and hip, TRAINSPOTTING is a CLOCKWORK ORANGE for the '90s....[The] performances are terrific at all levels..."
    Variety

    "...A larkish black comedy, paced like a Beatles musical yet grounded by the charming misanthropy of Irvine Welsh's best-selling novel....[With] a starmaking performance from Ewan McGregor..."
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