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Renton and his pals, Sick Boy, Spud, Tommy and psychotic Begbie, are part of a disenfranchised generation of heroin-addled youngsters in 1980s Edinburgh. Renton tries to escape the clutches of his addiction, but succumbs to temptation with his posse. The spectre of HIV looms large over the Scottish capital and when death finally comes calling, Renton must decide whether to clean up his act or continue down the path to self-annihilation.

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Rated: 18
Release date: Friday February 23 1996
Duration: 89 mins

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