Top 17 T2 Trainspotting Movie Facts

Following is our collection of T2 Trainspotting facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of T2 Trainspotting film message.

When Renton sits at the table with his dad, it looks like a shadow sits in the mother's spot, who has waited for him to return, until she died.
When Renton sits at the table with his dad, it looks like a shadow sits in the mother's spot, who has waited for him to return, until she died.
In this scene of Trainspotting 2, Mark's shadow is shown as his dead mother while they talk about her
In this scene of Trainspotting 2, Mark's shadow is shown as his dead mother while they talk about her

T2 Trainspotting Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - There's a boy playing with a blue (Obi-Wan) lightsaber outside Renton's (Ewan MacGregor's) old home
    There's a boy playing with a blue (Obi-Wan) lightsaber outside Renton's (Ewan MacGregor's) old home
  • 1 - T2 Trainspotting - The fictional company IGS's logo is a carefully designed nod to G4S, a much-hated UK security firm (info in comment)
    T2 Trainspotting - The fictional company IGS's logo is a carefully designed nod to G4S, a much-hated UK security firm (info in comment)
  • Sick Boy puts on a Sean Connery accent whilst stealing from an ATM as a throwback to his obsession to SC in the original film

  • 1 - Wallpaper is *similar* to the carpet in The Shining; note that Spud is trying to write, & tempted when Mark/Simon (the twins) shoot up (play)
    Wallpaper is *similar* to the carpet in The Shining; note that Spud is trying to write, & tempted when Mark/Simon (the twins) shoot up (play)

T2 Trainspotting Hidden Details

1 - During the singing scene it's shown by accident the camera used to get the "mic shots".
During the singing scene it's shown by accident the camera used to get the "mic shots".
1 - Begbie walks past the hospital's "zero tolerance" poster about violence, after mugging a staff member to get a disguise
Begbie walks past the hospital's "zero tolerance" poster about violence, after mugging a staff member to get a disguise
1 - Spud's bag of memories, collected from Gail, is where he got his old shades for some scenes in the 2nd film.
Spud's bag of memories, collected from Gail, is where he got his old shades for some scenes in the 2nd film.

Begbie reads one of Spud's stories on the wall; "The sweat was lashing offay Sick Boy." This is the opening line of the original Trainspotting novel.

1 - Intro to "Trainspotting": Rents falls and stays on the floor with no change of shot. He's "Trainspotting" life. End to T2: Rents keeps his balance and "Tunnel" vision occurs. He's now "on" the train, riding life and not "Spotting" it anymore.
Intro to "Trainspotting": Rents falls and stays on the floor with no change of shot. He's "Trainspotting" life. End to T2: Rents keeps his balance and "Tunnel" vision occurs. He's now "on" the train, riding life and not "Spotting" it anymore.

The opening words in Spud's writings are the same as in Irvine Welsh's novel the films are based on.

1 - Sickboy (the serial chancer/scammer) has multiple charity collection tins in his flat, but not his bar, surely for getting free ?s in the street
Sickboy (the serial chancer/scammer) has multiple charity collection tins in his flat, but not his bar, surely for getting free ?s in the street
1 - The end credits show Spud's flat now has a SAFEDEM banner like it's neighbour's, and both towers are being demolished
The end credits show Spud's flat now has a SAFEDEM banner like it's neighbour's, and both towers are being demolished
1 - Spud/Renton/Sickboy's walk (to remember Tommy) mirrors both a T1 scene with Tommy & promo-only T2 shots including Begbie
Spud/Renton/Sickboy's walk (to remember Tommy) mirrors both a T1 scene with Tommy & promo-only T2 shots including Begbie
1 - Sickboy's Bar Snacks menu realistically had some letters pulled off by bored/drunk customers, e.g. to make it say "sand iches" [itches]
Sickboy's Bar Snacks menu realistically had some letters pulled off by bored/drunk customers, e.g. to make it say "sand iches" [itches]

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of T2 Trainspotting. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.