Heroin addict Mark Renton stumbles through bad ideas and sobriety attempts with his unreliable friends -- Sick Boy, Begbie, Spud and Tommy. He also has an underage girlfriend, Diane, along for the ride. After cleaning up and moving from Edinburgh to London, Mark finds he can't escape the life he left behind when Begbie shows up at his front door on the lam, and a scheming Sick Boy follows.
- Year: 1996
- Country: United Kingdom
- Genre: Drama, Crime
- Studio: Noel Gay Motion Picture Company, Figment Films, Film4 Productions, Miramax
- Keyword: london, england, scotland, based on novel or book, drug addiction, anti hero, drug dealer, nightclub, junkie, heroin, cold turkey, edinburgh, scotland, modern society, hallucination, friendship, monologue, surrealism, dark comedy, stealing, drug rehabilitation, drug dealing, drugs, cult film, schoolgirl, recovering addict, illegal drugs, social realism, drug culture, sex with a minor
- Director: Danny Boyle
- Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle, Kelly Macdonald