First there was an opportunity......then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle). Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance. Written by
Sony Pictures Entertainment
In the opening sequence a cyclist is seen wearing a skeleton mask. This is a direct reference to the Trainspotting novel where skeleton masks were used in the front cover. See more »
It is frequently mentioned that the events of this film take place 20 years after the events in the original movie. Renton states that he is now 46 years old. There is a flashback to the characters as children, and it is explicitly stated in the end credits that the characters are all 9 years old. Therefore, Sick Boy would surely know that 20 years ago when Tommy died, Tommy was nearer to 26 years of age, not "22 or 23". See more »
First, there's an opportunity. Then... there's a betrayal.
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Deep Blue Day
Performed by Brian Eno
Written by Brian Eno, Roger Eno and Daniel Lanois
Courtesy of Virgin EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
Published by Opal Music Ltd.
All rights administered by Bucks Music Group Ltd. See more »
Like everyone else, I loved the original, who didn't? Maybe my mum. Which is exactly the idea of rock n roll. It was a cultural master piece, the music, fashion, the poster. Being a film poster designer at the time we were all in ore or how ground breaking & cool that poster was.
This is by no means a bad film. I just think it shouldn't have been made.
The constant nostalgia references are tedious. Begbie's character is a total parody, so much so that I cringed when ever he was on screen.
The soundtrack was easily forgettable too. And why oh why did they have to keep playing remixes of the old tracks? Again, tedious.
As for the choose speech, a total cringe festival.
They should have made more of the brothel idea.
Some films are best left as master pieces. This should have been left to the one film
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