Trainspotting parents guide

Trainspotting Parent Guide

Trying to get clean.

Release date August 9, 1996

Set in Edinburgh, this gritty movie follows Renton (Ewan McGregor), who's desire to get break his heroin habit is challenged by his addiction and friends.

Why is Trainspotting rated R? The MPA rated Trainspotting R for graphic heroin use and resulting depravity, strong language, sex, nudity and some violence

Run Time: 94 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is Trainspotting rated R? Trainspotting is rated R by the MPAA for graphic heroin use and resulting depravity, strong language, sex, nudity and some violence

- Bloody injuries are shown after characters engage in fist-fights and brawls.
- The body of a dead child is shown in some detail. and decomingof A man is hit in the face with a beer glass and beaten briefly, his face is partly covered with blood.
- A child suffered because of a neglectful parent.
- Disturbing scenes related to drug induced hallucinations.

Sexual Content:
- Simulated sexual activity is shown.
- Female nudity is seen.
- A transvestite is depicted.


- Approximately 170 uses of a sexual expletive.
- Frequent scatological slang.
- Crude sexual slang and anatomical terms.
- Mild and moderate profanity.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
-Frequent and detailed scenes of illegal drug use, including heroin. 
- Characters suffer from hallucinations, sever withdrawal symptoms and drug related diseases.
- Characters smoke and drink , often in a bar setting..
- Detailed depiction of the use of a Morphine suppository.

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News About "Trainspotting"

This movie is based on Irvine Walsh's novel, Transpotting.

Cast and Crew

Trainspotting is directed by Danny Boyle and stars Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller .

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Trainspotting movie is September 13, 2011. Here are some details…

Trainspotting releases to home video (Blu-ray + Digital Copy) on September 13, 2011.

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Ewan McGregor can also be seen in the Star Wars franchise and The Impossible.