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TRAINSPOTTING Screenplay by John Hodge Produced by Andrew MacDonald Directed by Danny Boyle Cast List: Ewan McGregor Renton Ewen Bremner Spud Jonny Lee Miller Sick Boy Kevin McKidd Tommy Robert Carlyle Begbie Kelly McDonald Diane Peter Mullan Swanney EXT. STREET ¨C DAY Legs run along the pavement. They are Mark Renton's.

Just ahead of him is Spud. They are both belting along.

As they travel, various objects (pens, tapes, CDs, toiletries, ties, sunglasses, etc.) either fall or are discarded from inside their jackets.

They are pursued by two hard-looking Store Detectives in identical uniforms. The men are fast, but Renton and Spud maintain their lead.

RENTON (V.O.) Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family, Choose a fucking big television, Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players, and electrical tin openers.

Suddenly, as Renton crosses a road, a car skids to a halt, inches from him.

In a moment of detachment he stops and looks at the shocked driver, then at Spud, who has continued running, then at the Two Men, who are now closing in on him.

He smiles.

INT. SWANNEY'S FLAT ROOM ¨C DAY In a bare, dingy room, Renton lies on the floor, alone, motionless and drugged.

RENTON (V.O.) Choose good health, low cholesterol and dental insurance. Choose fixed-interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends.

EXT. FOOTBALL PITCH ¨C NIGHT On a flood lit five-a-side pitch, Renton and his friends are taking on another team at football.

The opposition all wear an identical strip (Arsenal), whereas Renton and his friends wear an odd assortment of gear.

Three girls ¨C Lizzy, Gail, and Allison and Baby ¨C stand by the side, watching.

The boys are outclassed by the team with the strip but play much dirtier.

As each performs...