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The Acid House (film)

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Director  Paul McGuigan
Initial DVD release  August 28, 2001
Language  English
6.3/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama
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Release date  2 July 1998 (1998-07-02)
Writer  Irvine Welsh (screenplay), Irvine Welsh (stories)
Initial release  December 31, 1998 (Australia)
Nominations  British Academy Television Award for Best Single Drama
Cast  Stephen McCole (Boab), Maurice Roeves (God), Garry Sweeney (Kev), Jenny McCrindle (Evelyn), Ewen Bremner (Coco Brice), Jemma Redgrave
Similar movies  Lust, Caution, In the Mood for Love, Cloud 9, Bridget Jones's Diary, Noah, Ghostbusters

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The Acid House is a film adaptation of Irvine Welsh's short story collection The Acid House. Welsh himself wrote the screenplay, and appears as a minor character in the film.


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The 1998 film, directed by Paul McGuigan, dramatises three stories from the book:

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  • "The Granton Star Cause" is a comedy, where Boab is having a very bad day indeed. His parents throw him out so they can indulge in sado-masochism and he is sacked from his job, dumped by his girlfriend and dropped from his football team. It has elements of Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis. One of the characters is a pitiless and profane God, who transforms him into a fly as punishment for wasting his life.
  • "A Soft Touch": Kevin McKidd plays a cuckolded husband while Gary McCormack is Larry, the ruthless upstairs neighbour who steals his electricity and his wife, played by Michelle Gomez.
  • "The Acid House": An acid trip and a bolt of lightning result in amiable schemie Coco Brice exchanging bodies with the baby of a middle class couple.

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    All three sections are independent, but are linked by setting and by the reappearance of incidental characters, in particular Maurice Roëves who appears variously as an inebriated wedding guest, a figure in a dream, and a pub patron. All three of his parts symbolise a human manifestation of God.

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    The film offended elements of the UK tabloid press with a depiction of a cynical and jaded, foul-mouthed God. In some English-speaking countries (such as Canada and the United States) it has been screened with subtitles because of the heavy Edinburgh accents.


    “The Granton Star Cause”
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  • Maurice Roëves - God
  • Stephen McCole - Boab
  • Garry Sweeney - Kev
  • Jenny McCrindle - Evelyn
  • Simon Weir - Tambo
  • Iain Andrew - Grant
  • Irvine Welsh - Parkie
  • Pat Stanton - Barman
  • Alex Howden - Boab Snr
  • Annie Louise Ross - Doreen (as Ann Louise Ross)
  • Dennis O'Connor - PC Cochrane
  • John Gardner - Sgt. Morrison
  • William Blair - Workmate
  • Gary McCormack - Workmate
  • Malcolm Shields - Workmate
  • Stewart Preston - Rafferty

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    “A Soft Touch”
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  • Maurice Roëves - Drunk
  • Kevin McKidd - Johnny
  • Michelle Gomez - Catriona
  • Tam Dean Burn - Alec
  • Scott Imrie - Pool Player
  • Niall Greig Fulton - Alan
  • Cas Harkins - Skanko
  • Morgan Simpson - Chantal, Baby
  • Marnie Kidd - Chantal, Toddler
  • Alison Peebles - Mother
  • Joanne Riley - New Girl
  • Katie Echlin - Wendy
  • William 'Giggs' McGuigan - Pub Singer
  • William Blair - Deck
  • Gary McCormack - Larry
  • “The Acid House”
  • Maurice Roëves - Priest
  • Ewen Bremner - Colin 'Coco' Bryce
  • Martin Clunes - Rory
  • Jemma Redgrave - Jenny
  • Arlene Cockburn - Kirsty
  • Jane Stabler - Emma
  • Doug Eadie - Coco's Father
  • Andrea McKenna - Coco's Mother
  • Cas Harkins - Skanko
  • Billy McElhaney - Felix the Paramedic
  • Ricky Callan - Tam the Driver
  • Barbara Rafferty - Dr. Callaghan
  • Stephen Docherty - Nurse Boyd
  • Ronnie McCann - Andy
  • References

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