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  • Poison (1991)
  • R
    85 min | Drama, Horror, Romance
Poison (1991)
R
85 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

A boy shoots his father and flies out the window. A man falls in love with a fellow inmate in prison. A doctor accidentally ingests his experimental sex serum, wreaking havoc on the community.
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Director
Writers
Jean Genet (inspired by the novels of Jean Genet with quotations from "Miracle of the Rose", "Our Lady of the Flowers" and "Thief's Journal") | Todd Haynes
Producer
Composer
Cinematographer
Casting Directors
Karim Aïnouz (as Karim Ainouz) | Laura Barnett | Andrew Harpending | John Michael Kelsey (as John Kelsey)
Production Designer
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Release date
Jan 1991 (United States)

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82 cast members
Name Known for
Edith Meeks
Felicia Beacon (segment "Hero") Felicia Beacon (segment "Hero")   See fewer
Millie White
Millie Sklar (segment "Hero") Millie Sklar (segment "Hero")   See fewer
Buck Smith
Gregory Lazar (segment "Hero") Gregory Lazar (segment "Hero")   See fewer
Anne Giotta
Evelyn McAlpert (segment "Hero") Evelyn McAlpert (segment "Hero")   See fewer
Lydia Lafleur
Sylvia Manning (segment "Hero") Sylvia Manning (segment "Hero")   See fewer
Ian Nemser
Sean White (segment "Hero") Sean White (segment "Hero")   See fewer
Rob LaBelle
Jay Wete (segment "Hero") Jay Wete (segment "Hero")   See fewer
Evan Dunsky
Dr. MacArthur (segment "Hero") Dr. MacArthur (segment "Hero")   See fewer
Marina Lutz
Hazel Lamprecht (segment "Hero") Hazel Lamprecht (segment "Hero")   See fewer
Barry Cassidy
Officer Rilt (segment "Hero") Officer Rilt (segment "Hero")   See fewer
Richard Anthony
Edward Comacho (segment "Hero") Edward Comacho (segment "Hero")   See fewer
Angela M. Schreiber
Florence Giddens (segment "Hero") Florence Giddens (segment "Hero")   See fewer
Justin Silverstein
Jake (segment "Hero") Jake (segment "Hero")   See fewer
Chris Singh
Chris (segment "Hero") Chris (segment "Hero")   See fewer
Edward Allen
Fred Beacon (segment "Hero") Fred Beacon (segment "Hero")   See fewer
Carlos Jimenez
Jose (segment "Hero") Jose (segment "Hero")   See fewer
Larry Maxwell
Dr. Graves (segment "Horror") Dr. Graves (segment "Horror")   See fewer
Susan Norman
Nancy Olsen (segment "Horror") (as Susan Gayle Norman) Nancy Olsen (segment "Horror") (as Susan Gayle Norman)   See fewer
Al Quagliata
Deputy Hansen (segment "Horror") Deputy Hansen (segment "Horror")   See fewer
Michelle Sullivan
Prostitute (segment "Horror") Prostitute (segment "Horror")   See fewer
Parlan McGaw
Newscaster (segment "Horror") Newscaster (segment "Horror")   See fewer
Frank O'Donnell
Old Doctor (segment "Horror") Old Doctor (segment "Horror")   See fewer
Melissa Brown
Woman in the Alley / Additional Voices (segment "Horror") Woman in the Alley / Additional Voices (segment "Horror")   See fewer
Joe Dietl
Man in the Alley (segment "Horror") Man in the Alley (segment "Horror")   See fewer
Don Damico
Doctor 1 / Cop 2 / Additional Voices (segment "Horror") Doctor 1 / Cop 2 / Additional Voices (segment "Horror")   See fewer
Charles Cavalier
Cop 1 (segment "Horror") Cop 1 (segment "Horror")   See fewer
Kyle De Camp
Neighbor (segment "Horror") (as Kyle deCamp) Neighbor (segment "Horror") (as Kyle deCamp)   See fewer
Aimee Scheff
Neighbor (segment "Horror") Neighbor (segment "Horror")   See fewer
Jessica
Nurse (segment "Horror") Nurse (segment "Horror")   See fewer
Lorraine Traverson
Nurse (segment "Horror") Nurse (segment "Horror")   See fewer
Phil W. Petrie
Doctor (segment "Horror") Doctor (segment "Horror")   See fewer
John C. Nadeau
Doctor (segment "Horror") (as John Nadeau) Doctor (segment "Horror") (as John Nadeau)   See fewer
James Cagnard
Bartender (segment "Horror") (as Jim Cagnard) Bartender (segment "Horror") (as Jim Cagnard)   See fewer
Lauren Zalaznick
Waitress (segment "Horror") Waitress (segment "Horror")   See fewer
Chris Henricks
Sleazy Man (segment "Horror") Sleazy Man (segment "Horror")   See fewer
Leah Mullen
Little Girl (segment "Horror") Little Girl (segment "Horror")   See fewer
Elyse Steinberg
Little Girl (segment "Horror") Little Girl (segment "Horror")   See fewer
Bruce Cook
Dr. Strick (segment "Horror") Dr. Strick (segment "Horror")   See fewer
Andrew Bishop
Child's Hands (segment "Horror") Child's Hands (segment "Horror")   See fewer
Tom McCullough
Townsperson (segment "Horror") Townsperson (segment "Horror")   See fewer
Chava Tiger
Townsperson (segment "Horror") Townsperson (segment "Horror")   See fewer
Jack Tiger
Townsperson (segment "Horror") Townsperson (segment "Horror")   See fewer
Frankie Waters
Townsperson (segment "Horror") Townsperson (segment "Horror")   See fewer
Richard Hansen
Narrator (segment "Horror") (voice) Narrator (segment "Horror") (voice)   See fewer
Gary Ray
Additional Voices / Canon (segments "Horror" and "Homo") Additional Voices / Canon (segments "Horror" and "Homo")   See fewer
Joseph Glick
Additional Voices (segment "Horror") (voice) (as Joe Glick) Additional Voices (segment "Horror") (voice) (as Joe Glick)   See fewer
Scott Renderer
John Broom (segment "Homo") John Broom (segment "Homo")   See fewer
James Lyons
Jack Bolton (segment "Homo") Jack Bolton (segment "Homo")   See fewer
John R. Lombardi
Rass (segment "Homo") Rass (segment "Homo")   See fewer
Tony Pemberton
Young Broom (segment "Homo") Young Broom (segment "Homo")   See fewer
Andrew Harpending
Young Bolton (segment "Homo") Young Bolton (segment "Homo")   See fewer
Tony Gigante
Inspector (segment "Homo") Inspector (segment "Homo")   See fewer
Douglas Gibson
Van Roven (segment "Homo") (as Douglas F. Gibson) Van Roven (segment "Homo") (as Douglas F. Gibson)   See fewer
John Leguizamo
Chanchi (segment "Homo") (as Damien Garcia) Chanchi (segment "Homo") (as Damien Garcia)   See fewer
Les Simpson
Miss Tim (segment "Homo") Miss Tim (segment "Homo")   See fewer
Joey Grant
Jamoke (segment "Homo") Jamoke (segment "Homo")   See fewer
David Danford
Basco (segment "Homo") Basco (segment "Homo")   See fewer
Jason Bauer
Doran (segment "Homo") Doran (segment "Homo")   See fewer
Ken Schatz
Preacher (segment "Homo") Preacher (segment "Homo")   See fewer
Maurice Clapisson
Guard 1 (segment "Homo") Guard 1 (segment "Homo")   See fewer
Matthew Ebert
Guard 2 (segment "Homo") Guard 2 (segment "Homo")   See fewer
Marie-Françoise Vachon
Foster Mother (segment "Homo") (as Marie Francoise Vachon) Foster Mother (segment "Homo") (as Marie Francoise Vachon)   See fewer
Michael Silverman
Foster Father (segment "Homo") Foster Father (segment "Homo")   See fewer
Shaun Wilson
Broom Age 6 (segment "Homo") Broom Age 6 (segment "Homo")   See fewer
Nino Bua
Fontenal Inmate (segment "Homo") Fontenal Inmate (segment "Homo")   See fewer
Wayne Compton
Fontenal Inmate (segment "Homo") Fontenal Inmate (segment "Homo")   See fewer
Ray Dragon
Fontenal Inmate (segment "Homo") (as Raymond Dragen) Fontenal Inmate (segment "Homo") (as Raymond Dragen)   See fewer
John Duffy
Fontenal Inmate (segment "Homo") Fontenal Inmate (segment "Homo")   See fewer
John McGhee
Fontenal Inmate (segment "Homo") Fontenal Inmate (segment "Homo")   See fewer
Michael A. Miranda
Fontenal Inmate (segment "Homo") (as Michael Miranda) Fontenal Inmate (segment "Homo") (as Michael Miranda)   See fewer
Anthony J. Ribustello
Fontenal Inmate (segment "Homo") (as Anthony Rubustillo) Fontenal Inmate (segment "Homo") (as Anthony Rubustillo)   See fewer
Jonathan Smit
Fontenal Inmate (segment "Homo") Fontenal Inmate (segment "Homo")   See fewer
Oscar Tevez
Fontenal Inmate (segment "Homo") Fontenal Inmate (segment "Homo")   See fewer
Gideon Joslyn Brown
Baton Inmate (segment "Homo") Baton Inmate (segment "Homo")   See fewer
John Gleeson Connolly
Baton Inmate (segment "Homo") (as John Connolly) Baton Inmate (segment "Homo") (as John Connolly)   See fewer
Tom Cross
Baton Inmate (segment "Homo") Baton Inmate (segment "Homo")   See fewer
Eric Cubano
Baton Inmate (segment "Homo") Baton Inmate (segment "Homo")   See fewer
Dani Michaeli
Baton Inmate (segment "Homo") Baton Inmate (segment "Homo")   See fewer
Jim Fletcher
Background Voices (segment "Homo") (voice) Background Voices (segment "Homo") (voice)   See fewer
Tom Wayland
Background Voices (segment "Homo") (voice) Background Voices (segment "Homo") (voice)   See fewer
Norman Yugutta
Background Voices (segment "Homo") (voice) Background Voices (segment "Homo") (voice)   See fewer
Kelly Reichardt
Townsperson (segment "Horror") (uncredited) Townsperson (segment "Horror") (uncredited)   See fewer
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