Trainspotting (1996) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Trainspotting

Danny Boyle, 1996

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Trainspotting
Irvine Welsh, 1993

Trainspotting is a movie directed by Danny Boyle in 1996 and based on the book of the same name by Irvine Welsh, first published in 1993. The movie features Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle, Kelly Macdonald, and others.

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RATING

8.1

/ 10

Movie Poster: Trainspotting (Danny Boyle, 1996)

8.1

/ 10

Book Cover: Trainspotting (Irvine Welsh, 1993)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of Trainspotting, the 1993 book by Irvine Welsh.

Trainspotting

Read by: Damien Witecka

Storyline

26-year-old Mark Renton is an unemployed heroin addict living with his parents in the suburbs of Edinburgh, Scotland. After several unsuccessful attempts to reintegrate into society, Renton, Sick Boy and Spud relapse into heroin use. Upon returning home after revival at a hospital, Renton’s parents lock him in his childhood bedroom and force him to go cold turkey.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Trainspotting, the 1996 movie by Danny Boyle

Year

1996

Minutes

93

Movie Rate

8.10

Source: IMDb

Movie

Trainspotting

Country: UK

Year: 1996

Length: 1h33m

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Cover of Trainspotting, the 1993 book by Irvine Welsh

Year

1993

Pages

430

Book Rate

8.12

S: Goodreads

Book

Trainspotting

Country: Scotland

First published in: 1993

Length: 430 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Other screen adaptations of the book

Movie poster
T2 Trainspotting (2017)
Movie by Danny Boyle

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Which is better?

Poster of Trainspotting, the 1996 movie by Danny Boyle

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Cover of Trainspotting, the 1993 book by Irvine Welsh

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IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of Trainspotting, the 1996 movie by Danny Boyle

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17 votes

4 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of Trainspotting, the 1993 book by Irvine Welsh

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18% No

14 votes

3 votes

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