• The Young Poisoner's Handbook (1996)

The Young Poisoner's Handbook

Release Date: January 2nd, 1996

DVD Release Date: April 5th, 2005

R |1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary

Graham Young (Hugh O'Conor) is a teenage misfit living in suburban London in the 1960s. He hates his stepmother (Ruth Sheen) but loves chemistry, and the two impulses unite in a wicked plot to slowly poison her. After she dies, he's found guilty and sent to a psychiatric hospital, where an idealistic doctor (Antony Sher) thinks he can be cured. Upon release, Graham finds a job, but struggles to fight back his old urges for murder. The film is based on the true story of the "Teacup Murderer."

Cast: Hugh O'Conor, Antony Sher, Ruth Sheen, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Charlotte Coleman, Paul Stacey, Samantha Edmonds, John Abbott

Director: Benjamin Ross

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Pandora Cinema

Distributors: Polygram

Keywords: Family , Murder , Father , 1950s , School , Growing up , 1970s , London , 1960s , Revenge , Cheeky , Dark , House , Sister ,