Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Danny Boyle directed film about a group of friends that struggle with heroin addiction in Scotland. The film is based on a 1993 novel of the same name, written by Scottish writer Irvine Welsh.
Screenwriter John Hodge received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. The film was followed by a 2017 sequel titled T2 Trainspotting.