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Directed by:Danny Boyle Distributed by:Miramax Films (USA)
PolyGram Filmed Entertainment (worldwide) Cast:Ewan McGregor
Jonny Lee Miller
Trainspotting is a 1996 British film directed by Danny Boyle based on the novel Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh. The movie is about a group of heroin addicts in late 1980s Edinburgh and their passage through life. It stars Ewan McGregor as Mark Renton, Ewen Bremner as Spud, Jonny Lee Miller as Sick Boy, Kevin McKidd as Tommy, Robert Carlyle as Begbie and Kelly Macdonald as Dianne. Author Irvine Welsh also has a brief appearance as hapless drug dealer Mikey Forrester.
The Academy Award-nominated screenplay, by John Hodge, was adapted from Welsh's novel. It does not contain any references to the non-drug-related hobby of train spotting. The title is a reference to an episode in the original book (not included in the film) where Begbie and Renton meet "an auld drunkard" in the disused Leith Central railway station, which they are visiting to use as a toilet. He asks them, in a weak attempt at a joke, if they are "trainspottin'"
A wild, freeform, Rabelaisian trip through the darkest recesses of Edinburgh low-life, focusing on Mark Renton and his attempt to give up his heroin habit, and how the latter affects his relationship with family and friends: Sean Connery wannabe Sick Boy, dimbulb Spud, psycho Begbie, 14-year-old girlfriend Diane, and clean-cut athlete Tommy, who's never touched drugs but can't help being curious about them...
Directed by:Sean Penn Cast:Emile Hirsch Vince Vaughn Catherine Keener Marcia Gray Harden Written by: Jon Krakauer (book)
Based on a true story. After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters who shape his life
Two years he walks the earth. No phone, no pool, no pets, no cigarettes. Ultimate freedom. An extremist. An aesthetic voyager whose home is the road. So now, after two rambling years comes the final and greatest adventure. The climactic battle to kill the false being within and victoriously conclude the spiritual revolution. No longer to be poisoned by civilization, he flees, and walks alone upon the land to become lost in the wild. -Alexander Supertramp, May 1992.
Cover of paperback, depicting the bus in which McCandless stayed before his death.
Definitely one of my favorite movie of all times. I admire him so much for his courage that he had to do this, to accomplish his dream . A lot of people these days choose to stick to the society, to have the perfect career, perfect family, perfect life even though life isn't about that . Nowadays the money has invaded our mind and we started to forget the beauty of life. Anyways, its a touching movie based on a true story of a man who made his dream become reality. Its a must see, maybe it will change your thinking.