T2 Trainspotting

Synopsis: First there was an opportunity......then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle). Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Danny Boyle
Production: TriStar Pictures
  6 wins & 5 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.2
Metacritic:
67
Rotten Tomatoes:
79%
R
Year:
2017
117 min
$2,395,410
Website
656 Views

I'm afraid it's a no, Frank.

Well, well, well.

That's a body blow, I can tell you.

I am sorry.

A blow.

No two ways about that.

Five more years, eh?

What do they think I am?

They think I'm like one of those cunts

in the Bible that live forever?

Is that what they think?

-I'm not sure. They make an assessment.

-I've written letters, you know.

Letters to every cunt.

Even wrote to the Queen.

-You've written to the Queen?

-Aye.

Never got back to us, like.

Too f*cking busy to speak

to the working classes.

Different story when she needs a soldier.

"Step this way, Mr. Begbie."

"Sign here, Mr. Begbie."

I didn't know you'd served in the army.

I haven't. How could I?

I've been in the f*cking jail for 20 years.

-You not f*cking notice?

-Of course, of course.

Diminished responsibility.

If that cunt in the original trial had put on

a proper defense

of diminished responsibility,

I could've walked out that door a free man.

I think, for you, that the best policy...

Did you mention it?

The diminished responsibility.

Did you mention it?

-At the hearing?

-Aye. Did you?

-I felt it was more constructive...

-Didn't f*cking mention it.

I cannot believe it.

What was the last f*cking thing I told you?

Mind and mention

the diminished responsibility,

you f*cking dumb cunt!

I think it would be better

if we brought this meeting to a close,

and you and I get together

once you've had time

to reflect upon the situation.

So you gonna press

that little yellow button or no?

Cunt!

Daylight saving.

Me, I'm no one way or another

when it comes to daylight.

Like, neither a saver nor a spender.

More like just agnostic, you know?

Unfortunately, daylight hasn't shown

the same ambivalence towards me.

I had a job... Construction.

Laboring, a bit of carpentry,

a bit of plumbing now and again.

I mean, it wasn't my first choice of vocation,

but the cuts at the benefit office

made it clear.

No coal, no dole.

So, I'm off the skag.

I'm seeing Gail, little Fergus,

though he's not so little anymore,

but this was back then.

Basically, I'm holding it together.

Then, one morning, I gets to work

and gets fired for being an hour late.

And then, one hour late at the DSS

to explain why I lost the job.

And an hour late to appeal

against losing my benefits.

And an hour late

for my work-focused interview.

An hour late for

my supervised visit with little Fergus.

And late again to

social services to explain why.

Eventually, I let on to it. It was the clocks.

Going forward one hour.

British Summer Time, they calls it.

It wasn't even warm.

I was still wearing a jumper.

"Happens every year, Mr. Murphy."

How was I supposed to know?

I've been on skag for 15 years.

You know how it is...

Daylight isn't exactly high on your agenda

when you got a habit.

It's for farmers and that.

Dudes who need to tend to the livestock.

It's not for junkies who need to score.

So that was me. No job, no money.

No access to the little fella.

And then you went back on the heroin.

My best friend.

Actually, only friend who's never left us.

What is this?

-This is for you.

-What?

It's a recording.

A keepsake so the memory need never fade.

-Who are you?

-I'm your blackmailer.

And your salvation.

You cooperate with me,

no one will ever see this video.

Now, my research suggests that,

as deputy headmaster of one of

Edinburgh's leading private schools,

you earn, near enough, 70,000 per annum.

It's not in my interest

to squeeze you too hard,

and it's not in your interest to provoke me.

So let's meet in the middle.

10% of your salary per annum.

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John Hodge

John Hodge is a British screenwriter and dramatist, most noted for his adaptation of Irvine Welsh's novel Trainspotting into the script for the film of the same title. His first play Collaborators won the 2012 Olivier Award for Best New Play. more…

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