Trainspotting (1996)

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Corrected entry: When Renton and Spud are being chased by the security guards, in one shot they are running across Hanover Street, then in the next shot they have jumped about half a mile away to Calton Road.

Correction: It may not have been 'real time'.


Corrected entry: When Spud heads downstairs after spending the night in his girlfriend's bed he is carrying sheets heavily soiled with his own feces. Nobody notices until someone wrenches the sheets out of his hands, spraying the room and everyone in it. Didn't anyone notice the smell? It should have filled the whole house.

Correction: They may well have noticed the smell but nobody would have thought it was coming from the bedsheets. It's not a mistake for nobody to remark on it, the family had a guest and were being polite.


Corrected entry: In the 4:3 version on dvd, when Renton hallucinates the baby, when there's a shot from behind the baby, just under it you can see a bit of the device used to pull it along.

Correction: The baby's head movement, the shape of his body and the track to pull him along are all meant to look like a robot, like something weird and creepy, therefore underlining the fact that Renton is hallucinating.

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Corrected entry: When Renton is going through withdrawal and hallucinating in the shot showing him he has only sheets covering him but from his POV there's a brown quilt.

Correction: That's the point: he's hallucinating.

Continuity mistake: When Renton visits the Mother Superior and overdoses, we see him remove his belt to use as a tourniquet. He sinks into the floor and Swanney drags him out to a taxi. When Swanney drags him into the taxi however, you can see Renton's belt around his waist. Why would Swanney go to the trouble to put Renton's belt back on if he didn't even put his coat on for him?

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Tommy: Doesn't it make you proud to be Scottish?
Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: It's SHITE being Scottish! We're the lowest of the low. The scum of the fucking Earth! The most wretched, miserable, servile, pathetic trash that was ever shat into civilization. Some hate the English. I don't. They're just wankers. We, on the other hand, are COLONIZED by wankers. Can't even find a decent culture to be colonized BY. We're ruled by effete arseholes. It's a SHITE state of affairs to be in, Tommy, and ALL the fresh air in the world won't make any fucking difference.

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Question: Was the song "Perfect Day" written for this film, or did it exist previously?

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Chosen answer: "Perfect Day" was originally on Lou Reed's album "Transformer" released in 1972.


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