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The Acid House (1998)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 1 January 1999 (UK)
Three twisted tales of abuse, drugs, displaced personalities, and insect life by Scottish writer Irvine Welsh.

Director:

Paul McGuigan

Writers:

Irvine Welsh (screenplay), Irvine Welsh (stories)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen McCole ... Boab (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
Maurice Roëves ... God (segment "The Granton Star Cause") / Drunk (segment "A Soft Touch") / Priest (segment "The Acid House")
Garry Sweeney ... Kev (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
Jenny McCrindle Jenny McCrindle ... Evelyn (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
Simon Weir ... Tambo (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
Iain Andrew Iain Andrew ... Grant (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
Irvine Welsh ... Parkie (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
Pat Stanton Pat Stanton ... Barman (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
Alex Howden Alex Howden ... Boab Snr (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
Annie Louise Ross Annie Louise Ross ... Doreen (segment "The Granton Star Cause") (as Ann Louise Ross)
Dennis O'Connor Dennis O'Connor ... PC Cochrane (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
John Gardner John Gardner ... Sgt. Morrison (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
William Blair William Blair ... Workmate ("The Granton Star Case") / Deck ("A Soft Touch")
Gary McCormack Gary McCormack ... Workmate (segment "The Granton Star Cause") / Larry (segment "A Soft Touch")
Malcolm Shields ... Workmate (segment "The Granton Star Cause")
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Storyline

Three twisted tales from the seamy side of Scotland and the mind of Irvine Welsh. The Granton Star Cause: All in one day a young Leith lad is dumped by his football team, his girlfriend. and his parents; arrested and beaten up by the police; and turned into a fly by God, whom he meets in a pub. The Soft Touch: A man is too soft to do anything when his wife moves in with the thug upstairs. The Acid House: While tripping on acid, Coco Bryce is struck by lightning, which makes him switch bodies with a newborn baby. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@bigpond.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Acid House See more »

Filming Locations:

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,459, 8 August 1999

Gross USA:

$142,783
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kevin McKidd and Ewen Bremner both starred in another Film 4 film based on a book by Irvine Welsh about drug addiction in Scotland: Trainspotting (1996) See more »

Quotes

Doreen: Tell us who ye've been seein'.
Boab Snr: Dolly Parton.
Doreen: I can't hear ye.
Boab Snr: Dolly Parton!
Doreen: That fuckin' slut? I knew it. Who else?
Boab Snr: Anna Ford... and that Madonna, but just the once.
Doreen: Scumbag. Bastard. Ya dirty fuckin' prick! You know what this means...
Boab Snr: No, no, Doreen... not the shite. I can't eat your shite.
Doreen: I'm gonna shite in your mouth. It's what we both want. Don't deny it.
Boab Snr: Shite in my mouth!
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Connections

Featured in The South Bank Show: Irvine Welsh (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

On Your Own
Written by Simon Jones, Pete Salisbury (as Peter Salisbury), Nick McCabe and Richard Ashcroft
Performed by The Verve
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Pure Invine welsh!
8 October 1999 | by Sean KerrSee all my reviews

This is unbelievable! Has all the usual Irvine Welsh ingredients - scabby parts of Edinburgh like Pilton, lots of colourful language, plenty of violence, sex/nudity and masses of humour. Although much of the humour will cross many peoples line of bad taste, this is absolutely hilarious. Being from just outside Edinburgh, the scary thing is that these type of people actually exist.

Many of the cast from Trainspotting, Small faces and Looking out for Jo Jo reappear.

This is tremendous for all the above reasons. The soundtrack is pretty impressive too.


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