Trainspotting (film) Summary
Danny Boyle

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Trainspotting Summary

Summary and Analysis

Trainspotting opens with two men racing down the street; in the background, we hear a male voice making a persuasive speech that exhorts listeners to "choose life" and all the best it has to offer. We are also introduced to some of the main characters, including Renton, Sick Boy, Begbie, Spud and Tommy. However, at the end of the scene, Renton says, "I chose not to choose life. I chose something...

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