The Acid House


1h 58m 1998

Brief Synopsis

A trilogy of dark, surreal and caustic comedies. In "The Granton Star Cause", Boab finds his life falling apart on all fronts: sacked from his job, dumped by his girlfriend and thrown out of the house by his parents. He meets someone in a pub who radically changes his life and allows him some brief

Film Details

Also Known As
Acid House
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Film4 Productions; Filmfour; Filmfour International; General Screen Enterprises; Glasgow Film Fund; Vtr
Distribution Company
Zeitgeist Films; Argus Entertainment; Central Film Verleih Gmbh; CinTart; Film4 Productions; Filmauro Distribuzione; Filmfour; Mars Distribution; New Vision Films; Rialto Films; Senator Film Verleih; Wild Bunch AG; Zeitgeist Films; Zeitgeist Films
Location
Scotland, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m

Synopsis

A trilogy of dark, surreal and caustic comedies. In "The Granton Star Cause", Boab finds his life falling apart on all fronts: sacked from his job, dumped by his girlfriend and thrown out of the house by his parents. He meets someone in a pub who radically changes his life and allows him some brief revenge on the world. In "A Soft Touch", Johnny's upstairs neighbor is stealing both his electricity supply and his girlfriend. And in "Acid House", club kid Coco mysteriously changes bodies with a newborn baby, leaving his family thinking he is brain damaged and the baby's parents finding themselves with a foul-mouthed prodigy.

Cast

Stephen Mccole

Boab ("The Granton Star Cause")

Maurice Roeves

Drunk ("A Soft Touch"), God ("The Granton Star Cause"), Priest ("The Acid House")

Garry Sweeney

Kev ("The Granton Star Cause")

Jenny Mccrindle

Evelyn ("The Granton Star Cause")

Simon Weir

Tambo ("The Granton Star Cause")

Iain Andrew

Grant ("The Granton Star Cause")

Irvine Welsh

Parkie ("The Granton Star Cause")

Pat Stanton

Barman ("The Granton Star Cause")

Alex Howden

Boab Senior ("The Granton Star Cause")

Ann Louise Ross

Doreen ("The Granton Star Cause")

Dennis O'connor

Pc Cochrane ("The Granton Star Cause")

John Gardner

Sergeant Morrison ("The Granton Star Cause")

William Blair

Deek ("A Soft Touch"), Workmate ("The Granton Star Cause")

Gary Mcormack

Larry ("A Soft Touch"), Workmate ("The Granton Star Cause")

Malcolm Shields

Workmate ("The Granton Star Cause")

Stewart Preston

Rafferty ("The Granton Star Cause")

Kevin Mckidd

Johnny ("A Soft Touch")

Michelle Gomez

Catriona ("A Soft Touch")

Tam Dean Burn

Alec ("A Soft Touch")

Scott Imrie

Pool Player ("A Soft Touch")

Niall Greig Fulton

Alan ("A Soft Touch")

Cas Harkins

Skanko ("A Soft Touch"), Skanko ("The Acid House")

Morgan Simpson

Chantel--The Baby ("A Soft Touch")

Marnie Kidd

Chantel--The Toddler ("A Soft Touch")

Alison Peebles

Mother ("A Soft Touch")

Joanne Riley

Diana ("A Soft Touch")

Sarah Gudgeon

New Girl ("A Soft Touch")

Katie Echlin

Wendy ("A Soft Touch")

William Mcguigan

Publicist Singer ("A Soft Touch")

Ewen Bremner

Coco ("The Acid House")

Martin Clunes

Rory ("The Acid House")

Jemma Redgrave

Jenny ("The Acid House")

Arlene Cockburn

Kirsty ("The Acid House")

Jane Stabler

Emma ("The Acid House")

Doug Eadie

Coco'S Father ("The Acid House")

Andrea Mckenna

Coco'S Mother ("The Acid House")

Billy Mcelhaney

Felix--The Paramedic ("The Acid House")

Ricky Callan

Tam--The Driver ("The Acid House")

Barbara Rafferty

Doctor Callaghan ("The Acid House")

Stephen Docherty

Nurse Boyd ("The Acid House")

Ronnie Mccann

Andy ("The Acid House")

John Gardner

Crew

Barry Adamson

Song Performer ("The Sweetest Embrace"), Song Performer ("The Man With The Golden Arm" "The Vibes Ain'T Nothing But The Vibes")

Barry Adamson

Song

Lynn Aitken

Costume Designer

Richard Ashcroft

Song ("On Your Own")

Rohan Banyard

Art Director ("The Granton Star Cause")

Sara Barr

Production Manager

Rupert Barrington

Fly Wrangler ("The Granton Star Cause")

Steve Begg

Visual Effects Animator (Film Factory At Vtr)

Mark Berger

Dubbing Mixer

Marc Bolan

Song

Marc Bolan

Song Performer ("Hot Love")

Simon Bray

Steadicam Operator ("A Soft Touch") ("The Acid House")

Allan Brereton

Sound Recordist ("The Granton Star Cause")

Richard Bridgland

Production Designer

Zoe Cain

Film Recording (Film Factory--Vtr/Digital Visual Effects)

Neil Calder

1st Assistant Director ("A Soft Touch") ("The Acid House")

Glen Campbell

Song Performer ("By The Time You Get To Phoenix"), Song Performer ("Rhinestone Cowboy")

Nick Cave

Song Performer ("By The Time You Get To Phoenix" "The Sweetest Embrace")

William Paul Clark

1st Assistant Director ("A Soft Touch") ("The Acid House")

Rod Clarke

Fly Photographer ("The Granton Star Cause")

Sally Clayton

Visual Effects Compositor (Film Factory At Vtr)

Peter Connelly

Visual Effects Compositor (Film Factory At Vtr)

Dorothy Connolley

Script Supervisor ("A Soft Touch") ("The Acid House")

Richard Fearless

Songs ("The Cantino Sessions" "Claiming Marilyn")

Geoff Felix

Animated Extras Puppeteer ("A Soft Touch") ("The Acid House")

Sarah Fidelo

Makeup Designer ("A Soft Touch") ("The Acid House")

Noel Gallagher

Song ("Wonderwall"), Song ("Going Nowhere")

Simon Giles

Digital Visual Effects Supervisor & Producer (Film Factory At Vtr/Digital Visual Effects)

Alison Goring

1st Assistant Director ("The Granton Star Cause")

John Gow

Dubbing Editor

Mark Gravil

Post-Production

Mike Gunn

Production Designer

Kelvin Guy

Scenic Artist ("A Soft Touch") ("The Acid House")

Martin Hayward

Song ("Nothing To Be Done")

Steve Hellier

Songs ("The Cantino Sessions" "Claiming Marilyn")

Fiona Henderson

Production Manager

Sue Howard

Animated Extras Puppeteer ("A Soft Touch") ("The Acid House")

Brian Howell

Sound Recordist ("A Soft Touch")

Andrew Hulme

Sound Design

Andrew Hulme

Editor

Simon Jones

Song ("On Your Own")

Tommy Keenan

Graffiti Artist ("A Soft Touch") ("The Acid House")

Dylan Kendle

Title Director (Pink)

Jean Kerr

Art Director ("A Soft Touch") ("The Acid House")

Carolynne Sinclair Kidd

Casting Consultant

Carolynne Sinclair Kidd

Associate Producer

Fiona King

Wardrobe Supervisor ("The Granton Star Cause")

Jonathan Klahr

Animated Extras Puppeteer ("A Soft Touch") ("The Acid House")

Marilyn Macdonald

Makeup Designer ("The Granton Star Cause")

Ian Madden

1st Assistant Director ("The Granton Star Cause")

Sebastian Maniscalco

Song

Sebastian Maniscalco

Song Performer

Rik Marr

Animated Extras Puppeteer ("A Soft Touch") ("The Acid House")

Nick Mccabe

Song ("On Your Own")

Rob Mccallum

Storyboard Artist ("A Soft Touch") ("The Acid House")

William Mcguigan

Song Performer ("That'S Life")

Ted Mitchell

1st Assistant Director ("The Granton Star Cause")

Jodi Moore

1st Assistant Director ("A Soft Touch") ("The Acid House")

David Muir

Producer

Doug Murray

Dubbing Mixer

Tracy O'brien

Animated Extras Puppeteer ("A Soft Touch") ("The Acid House")

Oasis

Song Performer ("Going Nowhere")

Beth Orton

Song Performer ("Precious Maybe")

Beth Orton

Song

Stephen Pastel

Song ("Nothing To Be Done")

Luke Pendrell

Title Director (Antirom)

Colin Purves

Animated Extras Puppeteer ("A Soft Touch") ("The Acid House")

Alistair Rae

Steadicam Operator ("The Granton Star Cause")

Porter Ricks

Song Performer ("Nautical Dub")

Peter Salisbury

Song ("On Your Own")

Bernice Simpson

Song ("Nothing To Be Done")

Howard J Smith

Steadicam Operator ("The Granton Star Cause"))

Tom Sparks

Flame Artist (Smoke And Mirrors)

Pam Tait

Costume Designer

Brian Taylor

Song ("Nothing To Be Done")

Alex Usborne

Producer

Alasdair Walker

Director Of Photography

Janis Watt

Script Supervisor ("The Granton Star Cause")

Jimmy Webb

Song ("By The Time You Get To Phoenix")

Larry Weiss

Song

Larry Weiss

Song ("Rhinestone Cowboy")

Irvine Welsh

Other

Irvine Welsh

Screenwriter

Nik Williams

Other

Kathleen Wishart

1st Assistant Director ("A Soft Touch") ("The Acid House")

Aggi Wright

Song ("Nothing To Be Done")

Trevor Young

Film Recording (Film Factory--Vtr/Digital Visual Effects)

Film Details

Also Known As
Acid House
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Film4 Productions; Filmfour; Filmfour International; General Screen Enterprises; Glasgow Film Fund; Vtr
Distribution Company
Zeitgeist Films; Argus Entertainment; Central Film Verleih Gmbh; CinTart; Film4 Productions; Filmauro Distribuzione; Filmfour; Mars Distribution; New Vision Films; Rialto Films; Senator Film Verleih; Wild Bunch AG; Zeitgeist Films; Zeitgeist Films
Location
Scotland, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer August 6, 1999

Released in United States August 13, 1999

Released in United States May 1998

Released in United States August 1998

Released in United States September 1998

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States March 1999

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 13-24, 1998.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival August 16-30, 1998.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Zabaltegi) September 17-26, 1998.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (main program) January 27 - February 7, 1999

Shown at New York Underground Film Festival (opening night) March 10-14, 1999.

Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival (World Tour) March 18-28, 1999.

Scripter Irving Welsh previously authored the novel "Trainspotting" upon which the 1996 internationally acclaimed hit film version was based.

Feature directorial debut for Paul McGuigan.

Grossed approximately $500,000 in its U.K. run.

Released in United States Summer August 6, 1999

Released in United States August 13, 1999 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States May 1998 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 13-24, 1998.)

Released in United States August 1998 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival August 16-30, 1998.)

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Zabaltegi) September 17-26, 1998.)

Released in United States 1999 (US premiere at the 1999 New York Underground Film Festival.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (main program) January 27 - February 7, 1999)

Released in United States March 1999 (Shown at New York Underground Film Festival (opening night) March 10-14, 1999.)

Released in United States March 1999 (Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival (World Tour) March 18-28, 1999.)