The Young Poisoner's Handbook Poster

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