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*Introducing the Players*
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*Trainspotting*

*Introducing the Players*


Producer: Andrew MacDonald

Director: Danny Boyle

Writer: Irvine Welsh

Screen Writer: John Hodge

Running from the police after caught stealing.


"Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a f--ing big television. Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin-openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisure wear and matching luggage. Choose a three piece suite on higher purchase, and arrange the f--king fabrics. Choose DIY and wonder who the f--k you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch and watch mind numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing f--king junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pishing your last into a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish f--ked up brats that you'd spawned to replace yourself. Choose your future. Choose life...

"But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life. I chose something else and the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you've got heroin?"

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Trainspotting is an incredible story about 5 lads from the underbelly of Edinburgh, sometime in the 80's, who spent their time, getting wasted, going clubbing, shooting up, getting pissed. You, the viewer, just keep repeating the above for as long as you can manage.

Mark Renton;Hates being called Rent boy!!

* Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) - smarter than the rest, tries to give up heroin but fails miserably. (They were his lines at the beginning of this page.) He manages, however plausibly, to convince a judge that he has seen the error of his ways, and avoids ending up behind bars, for a shop lifting/ stealing spree. See above picture as he is running away from the law.


* Spud (Ewen Bremner) - Not so smart, sweet but nerdish. Does time for the same crime that Renton avoided. Has a very unfortunate "accident" when his girlfriend of six weeks decides it is time they had sex. Unfortunate indeed, not only does the act not take place but his actions involve his now ex-girlfriend's family, who will each probably develop an obsessive compulsive disorder to constantly clean themselves.

* Sickboy (Jonny Lee Miller) - The James Bond wannabe, forever alluding to his 007 hero in everything he does. Like 007, he declares that heroin has personality, as he flicks the heel of his shoe closed, which is filled with drug-taking paraphernalia. Also a hopeless womaniser, he does succeed more times than he fails. Which is rarely. (Fail, that is.)


* Tommy (Kevin McKidd) - The last of the lads to start injecting, but the only one to suffer the fatal consequences. Due, really, through a betrayal by a best mate, who either forgot what he did, or was past caring. This is a character you really feel for. He never told lies, never took drugs and never cheated on anyone. Tommy is the player not in the Trainspotting promos, C.D's and Videos. I think they felt a female should be there, and if there was one it should have been Alison. I'm glad that someone finally included him as # 6, though really, he was the man who really made you think about the dangers of heroin.


* Begbie (Robert Carlyle) - And then there is Begbie! His hypocritical comments in two scenes as he knocks back a large glass of lager, followed by a whisky chaser, on Renton's drug life are" No way would I poison my life with that shite" and "Clear up your f--king act Sunshine. Cut out that shite forever." As he orders another round of strong alcoholic beverages. Begbie didn't do "drugs". He did people. That's what he got off on. The metal side of a knife or just his fists to prove who was top dog. He only vented his anger on his friends very occasionally, and that was when they were brave enough to confront him. Enough said...

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