Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Bad Boy. 'C'mon Son, C'mon Son! YEEAAHH BAAAD BOOOYY!'
Cards. 'The cards, the last thing I told you was to mind the cards!'
|How much Gear did Mikey steal from the Russian sailors?||Trainspotting
2 kilos. 'About 2 kilos, so he tells me.'
kitten. It ended up giving him toxoplasmosis and killing him.
|According to Sick Boy, what does heroin have that counts?||Trainspotting
personality. 'I mean that's what counts right? Personality? Like heroin. Heroin has great personality.'
herself. Diane had a bunch of technicolor weird pics of herself in her room.
2 grand. At the end of the movie Spud opens the locker and finds one bundle of cash which the drug dealer told them were 2 grand bundles.
|How many doses of Methadone was Renton getting a day on his rehabilitation program?||Trainspotting
3. 'Three sickly sweet doses of Methadone a day instead of smack.'
10. In the beginning Renton was wearing a green soccer shirt with the number 10 on it.
Ewen Bremner. Ewan McGregor plays Renton, Robert Carlyle plays Begbie and Kevin McKidd is Tommy. Ewen Bremner has also starred in films such as 'Black Hawk Down' and 'Pearl Harbor'.
|At the job interview, what does Spud say attracts him to the leisure industry?||Trainspotting
Pleasure. Interviewer: "What attracts you to the leisure industry?"
Spud: "In a word: pleasure. Like, my pleasure in other people's leisure."
Spud fails to get the job in the end.
|When Renton takes a heroin overdose, what song is playing as he is taken to hospital?||Trainspotting
'Perfect Day' by Lou Reed. All four songs are in the 'Trainspotting' soundtrack but 'Perfect Day' was the one that was playing. This song became popular after the film's release and a charity single was released.
|At the very start of the film, what sport are the characters playing?||Trainspotting
Football/Soccer. The team they are playing against are the Carlton Athletic team who,in real life,are a group of people helping each other get over heroin addiction through playing sport. They taught the actors in the film about the experience of shooting heroin.
|How many times do we actually see a train in the movie?||Trainspotting
Twice. The train is seen pulling away from the station, as they set off on their walk in the great outdoors and also when they go back to Scotland for Tommy's funeral. Why the film is called 'Trainspotting' is never explained but if you read the book by Irvine Welsh, there is a chapter called 'Trainspotting at Leith Central Station' which is presumed to be the reason for the title 'Trainspotting'.
Hibs. There is a Hibs flag in Renton's bedroom. Hibs and Hearts are both teams from Edinburgh and Celtic and Rangers are Glasgow.
Sean Connery. Swanney tells us this at the beginning of the film and Sick Boy also does a brilliant Sean Connery impression, when he and Renton are about to shoot the Pitbull.
Danny Boyle. Danny Boyle directed the film, Andrew Macdonald produced it and Steven Spielberg and Ken Loach had nothing to do with it. Danny Boyle has also directed '28 Days Later' and 'Millions'.
|What is the name of the bar where Renton meets Diane?||Trainspotting
The Volcano. You can see the name Volcano when Renton is first talking to Diane, just before they get in the taxi together. Although the film is supposed to be set in Edinburgh the Volcano bar is actually in Glasgow.
Francis. His real name is Francis but he is usually called Begbie or Franco. He is played by Robert Carlyle who has also starred in films such as 'The Full Monty'.