Trainspotting

Movie • 1996 • Crime  

Report
Mark 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.
This movie contains 55 potentially triggering events.
Removes Ads!
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
216 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
41
Unanswered Triggers
Is existentialism debated?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
0
Is someone's mouth covered?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
0
Abandonment
Yes
3
No
0
Yes
14
No
0
6
TheCassandraComplex
A baby is neglected and dies.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
3
No
0
2
forufourfour
[Spoiler]
Tommy's kitten is shown alone after his death and was neglected beforehand. We're told it was fine once it was found.
1 comment | Add comment
Abuse
Yes
10
No
0
3
petezaparti
Neglect is a form of abuse
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Is someone stalked?
22 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
21
1
Seccers
There's a graphic moment where a woman is hit with a glass in a bar.
1 comment | Add comment
Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
49 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
6
Yes
0
No
7
Is someone gaslighted?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
19
Is someone abused with a belt?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is a child abused?
73 supporters
Yes
48
No
0
11
Seccers
Child neglect.
1 comment | Add comment
Addiction
26
Seccers
If you're asking this trainspotting probably isn't for you.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there addiction?
9 supporters
Yes
61
No
0
15
Seccers
This movie is about heroin addiction.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
48
No
5
6
Dorianaz9
Begbie
3 comments | Add comment
Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
75 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
7
Does a horse die?
57 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
31
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
102 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
36
Are animals abused?
119 supporters
Yes
37
No
0
7
pumpkinattack
A bull terrier is shot with a BB gun in the rear.
5 comments | Add comment
Yes
0
No
21
Is there a dead animal?
66 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
19
Is an animal sad?
47 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
2
Are rabbits harmed?
41 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Does a cat die?
107 supporters
Yes
0
No
38
2
TheCassandraComplex
Tommy’s kitten is fine.
1 comment | Add comment
Does a pet die?
93 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
9
Does a dragon die?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
30
Are there spiders?
30 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
28
Are there alligators/crocodiles??
3 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
8
Are there snakes?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
23
Are there sharks?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Are there bugs?
19 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
21
Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is someone drugged?
1 supporters
Yes
5
No
6
4
forufourfour
No-one is drugged unknowingly or against their will
2 comments | Add comment
Is there pedophilia?
70 supporters
Yes
8
No
0
2
mileyxilsa
The main character unknowingly has sex with a minor
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
5
No
2
2
mileyxilsa
There is an abstract scene where the main character imagines going inside a toilet
1 comment | Add comment
Is rape mentioned?
46 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
3
TheGrandDisciple
Begbie is a violent and ill tempered alcoholic who starts bar fight or sucker punches and beats people down
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
10
No
0
1
TheCassandraComplex
Main character’s parents restrain him to prevent him from seeking heroin.
1 comment | Add comment
Is someone sexually assaulted?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
26
No
1
Yes
0
No
5
Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
22 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
20
Yes
2
No
2
0
pyruvate
Spud's hand gets cut by Begbie
1 comment | Add comment
Are there dislocations?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Is there throat mutilation?
19 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Does someone struggle to breathe?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
6
No
9
Is there decapitation?
19 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Is there cannibalism?
26 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
18
Is someone crushed to death?
18 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
9
Is someone choked?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Is someone burned alive?
26 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
26
Yes
0
No
23
4
forufourfour
Renton hallucinates descending into a grave-like hole in the ground but is not covered over
1 comment | Add comment
Is there body horror?
31 supporters
Yes
13
No
2
5
TheCassandraComplex
Main character hallucinates a deceased baby crawling on the ceiling and turning her head around 180 degrees to look at him.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there amputation?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
20
Does a head get squashed?
40 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
27
Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
9
Is there a hanging?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
21
Does someone asphyxiate?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
6
No
1
Are any teeth damaged?
29 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
22
Does someone become unconscious?
3 supporters
Add comment
Yes
9
No
0
Does someone break a bone?
16 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
23
Yes
32
No
1
3
TheGrandDisciple
The main character possibly has a seizure while is O.D.ing on Heroin
1 comment | Add comment
Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
51 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
11
Is there finger/toe mutilation?
33 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
27
Is someone tortured?
59 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
24
Yes
0
No
8
1
TheGrandDisciple
Renton is pulled and dragged down stairs by his legs but he doesn't fall
1 comment | Add comment
2
Colleen Werner
No, but there is a scene where the main character is standing atop a brick wall and seems to consider jumping off.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there eye mutilation?
65 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
28
Is someone stabbed?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
2
Is there excessive gore?
57 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
9
Children
Is an infant abducted?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
8
Does a kid die?
31 supporters
Yes
72
No
0
19
TheGrandDisciple
A dead and slightly decaying baby is shown on the camera. Dead at least a couple of days to a week. It was graphic and the camera pans across her at least twice. She's shown in the same state later crawling across the ceiling during a withdrawal hallucination
4 comments | Add comment
Is a minor sexualized?
65 supporters
Add comment
Yes
14
No
0
Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Death
1
TheGrandDisciple
In a sence. Renton is forced into breaking his sobriety amd injecting a batch of heroin. So he sacrificed his sobriety
1 comment | Add comment
Does a major character die?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
8
No
0
Does a non-human character die?
16 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
9
Does someone die?
11 supporters
Yes
11
No
0
3
forufourfour
[Spoiler] Tommy dies offscreen from Toxoplasmosis with AIDS complications
1 comment | Add comment
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
7
Yes
0
No
5
Drugs/Alcohol
Yes
21
No
0
4
Jessie_1904
This movie is about heroin addicts, there is an overdose scene

1 comment | Add comment
Family
Is someone kidnapped?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
17
Does a parent die?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
23
Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
17
Is a child's toy destroyed?
18 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
13
Does a family member die?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
34 supporters
Yes
4
No
24
7
Anonymous
Not a jumpscare per se, but still: the protagonists withdrawal-induced hallucinations make him see a baby crawling on the ceiling whose head spins around Exorcism-style before it suddenly drops onto the camera.
1 comment | Add comment
Is someone possessed?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
25
Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
26
Are there clowns?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
28
Are there natural bodies of water?
0 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
3
Is trypophobic content shown?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Is there a shower scene?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
23
Are there mannequins?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Gross
Yes
28
No
0
7
cassandrasaurus
Quite explicitly, someone has explosive diarrhea and is soiled.
1 comment | Add comment
Does someone vomit?
60 supporters
Yes
28
No
31
10
calvie
No one v*ms in this film. There is two scenes where gagging is heavily involved, but no v*m imagery or sound.
The first scene is toward the beginning when a character is searching desperately for a bathroom and begins gagging on the way. Later, the same character emerges from water and spits out water, but no v*m.
The second scene with gagging is where a person goes to bed rather intoxicated and wakes up, gagging about what they did to the sheets.
6 comments | Add comment
Is someone eaten?
20 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Yes
10
No
0
3
garyking
Mark Renton has an on-screen poop in 'The Worst Toilet in Scotland'. You see him from the front, and there is graphic sound. He then fishes around in the toilet bowl sludge, having dropped something down, before falling in. The entire bathroom is also incredibly grim, as expected.

There is also a later scene where Spud soils the bed at a girls house. The soiled sheets are shown, but the actual event is not.
1 comment | Add comment
Does someone spit?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
35
No
1
Is there audio gore?
33 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
13
Is there farting?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
3
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
11
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
14
Yes
6
No
1
2
forufourfour
Spud is jailed for robbery - we don't see him in prison, just the trial and sentencing, and he is released before the end of the film.
1 comment | Add comment
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Are there transphobic slurs?
34 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
2
garyking
Not particularly, however Begbie does describe meeting a trans woman at a club and being shocked and disgusted when he realises she is trans. No more comment is made after this.
1 comment | Add comment
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
18 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Is there bisexual cheating?
19 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
8
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
26
Yes
52
No
0
3
Anonymous
many of the scenes involving syringes (mostly filled with heroin) being injected into the different characters, show close ups of the injections
2 comments | Add comment
Is there a mental institution scene?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
19
Is there a hospital scene?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
37
No
0
Is there menstruation?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Yes
0
No
30
5
Anonymous
Someone dies of AIDS
1 comment | Add comment
Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
4
2
no mental illness is specifically mentioned, but some of their actions could be attributed to mental illness
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
24
No
7
0
Jessie_1904
no cutting but more of self destruction
1 comment | Add comment
Is autism misrepresented?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Is a mentally ill person violent?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
6
No
7
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
9
Yes
0
No
7
1
forufourfour
Three scenes in which the main character hallucinates due to heroin withdrawal or overdose. The first occurs when he has to put his hands in a filthy toilet and imagines diving into it and swimming in the ocean. The second when he hallucinates descending into a grave - much of the following sequence is shown from his point of view with the edges of the hole bordering the screen. And the third after he is locked into his bedroom by his parents - this is a long scene in which the dimensions of the room warp and he hallucinates a baby crawling across the ceiling and falling onto him, and visits from his friends which could be real. This is the most difficult to tell from reality.
1 comment | Add comment
Does someone have a meltdown?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
4
No
1
Is there misophonia?
29 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
7
Is there ABA therapy?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
7
Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
8
Is there body dysmorphia?
19 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
21
2
forufourfour
Renton mentions suicidal thoughts in the abstract at least once but no-one seriously threatens to do so
1 comment | Add comment
Are there anxiety attacks?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
17
Yes
28
No
1
2
mileyxilsa
When the main character is going through withdrawal, there are certain parts that could be claustrophobic
1 comment | Add comment
Does someone have an eating disorder?
26 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
23
Is there autism specific abuse?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
19
Yes
0
No
24
Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
22 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
1
Are there underwater scenes?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
5
No
0
Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
23
No
0
Is there shakey cam?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
27
No
1
Is there screaming?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
5
No
0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
9
No
0
2
kyurem336
A few scenes take places in nightclubs
1 comment | Add comment
Paranoia
2
forufourfour
Characters watch people in the park through binoculars
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
13
No
1
2
debora
the main character narrates some parts and talks to the audience
1 comment | Add comment
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
8
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
21
Are there abortions?
13 supporters
Yes
0
No
22
2
cassandrasaurus
No. However (SPOILERS) an infant (about six months old) dies from neglect and shown looking very much dead.
1 comment | Add comment
2
TheCassandraComplex
Baby frequently seen throughout the film, both alive and dead. The main character hallucinates the dead baby crawling on the ceiling in the throes of heroin withdrawal.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
0
No
29
4
cassandrasaurus
No. However (SPOILERS) an infant dies from neglect and shown looking very much dead. Might be upsetting for someone who has gone through a stillbirth or late miscarriage to see this.
1 comment | Add comment
Does a pregnant person die?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
27
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
34 supporters
Yes
0
No
16
1
TheCassandraComplex
Not really but someone is called a “fat c*nt” as an insult.
1 comment | Add comment
2
itsthecolleenlife
There is a scene where a cis male character (Begbie) meets a trans woman at a club and they are later making out in the back of a car, at one point when Begbie reaches up her skirt he feels her genitals and quickly withdraws and acts horrified/disgusted, but no further violence is depicted or implied
1 comment | Add comment
Does the black guy die first?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
25
Yes
25
No
3
6
Dron
After Begbie's encounter with a trans woman, he tells Renton "I'm no a fucking buftie."
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
0
No
18
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
23 supporters
Add comment
Yes
20
No
1
Is there hate speech?
21 supporters
Add comment
Yes
26
No
1
Is a minority is misrepresented?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Does an LGBT person die?
26 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
25
Yes
1
No
14
Are there n-words?
22 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
16
Is there aphobia?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Race
Is there blackface?
20 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Relationships
Yes
18
No
0
3
SiRenfield
A man has a relationship with an underage girl although he isn’t aware of it when they first meet and is presented as an “oh f***” moment when he learns the truth but it’s still a huge plot point
1 comment | Add comment
Religious
Is religion discussed?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Are there demons or Hell?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Sex
Yes
41
No
0
5
Graphic sex scenes in one part of the movie. There is a penis in full view in several parts
1 comment | Add comment
Is someone sexually objectified?
25 supporters
Add comment
Yes
6
No
2
Are there nude scenes?
26 supporters
Add comment
Yes
14
No
1
Is there bestiality?
53 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
7
Is there BDSM?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Does someone lose their virginity?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
58 supporters
Yes
0
No
22
2
itsthecolleenlife
No incest but there is a sexual relationship that is implied to be pedophilic (the older partner is in his early 20s, the younger partner is around 14-15). Not that this is an excuse, but the sexual aspect of the relationship is initiated by the younger partner and while the older partner expresses hesitance/discomfort when he finds out her age, she insists on having it continue and threatens to blackmail him.
1 comment | Add comment
Sexism
Yes
0
No
7
Sickness
Yes
6
No
2
3
TheCassandraComplex
A character gets toxoplasmosis and has a stroke. Mentioned only, not shown.
1 comment | Add comment
0
trashbirdfilmwatcher
One of the character becomes HIV positive and develops AIDS.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Is someone terminally ill?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
2
Social
Yes
7
No
0
2
Jessie_1904
people living in heroin houses

1 comment | Add comment
Are there anti-abortion themes?
24 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Are there fat suits?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
24
Are there end credit scenes?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
2
Yes
1
No
22
5
Seccers
Open to interpretation.
1 comment | Add comment
Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
Yes
24
No
3
5
TheGrandDisciple
He's not hit by a car, a car slams on it's breaks and he rolls across the hood on his back
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
10
No
0
0
Jessie_1904
at the start of the movie a car breaks to avoid hitting the main character

1 comment | Add comment
Does a plane crash?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
23
Yes
37
No
0
1
pumpkinattack
The protagonist is hit by a car at the beginning of the film.
2 comments | Add comment
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
2 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
21
Is there blood/gore?
37 supporters
Add comment
Yes
29
No
0
Does someone drown?
11 supporters
Yes
0
No
27
5
Seccers
However there is an underwater scene.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
1
No
18
0
trashbirdfilmwatcher
A dog gets shot in the butt. No blood or gore is shown. It’s what I believe is a pellet gun.
1 comment | Add comment