From left: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Renton (Ewan McGregor) and Begbie (Robert Carlyle) in Trainspotting.

Trainspotting – Danny Boyle’s drug-addled cult classic is still potent two decades later

Ahead of the arrival next month of the sequel T2, the original Trainspotting is getting a re-release – and despite the film’s flaws, it stands up well as a realistic portrayal of the lows (and highs) of drug addiction

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From left: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Renton (Ewan McGregor) and Begbie (Robert Carlyle) in Trainspotting.
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