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  • The Young Poisoner's Handbook (1995)
  • R
    99 min | Crime, Drama
The Young Poisoner's Handbook (1995)
R
99 min | Crime, Drama

This film is based on a true story about a British teenager who allegedly poisoned family, friends, and co-workers. Graham is highly intelligent, but completely amoral. He becomes interested in science, especially chemistry, and begins to ...See moreThis film is based on a true story about a British teenager who allegedly poisoned family, friends, and co-workers. Graham is highly intelligent, but completely amoral. He becomes interested in science, especially chemistry, and begins to read avidly. Something of a social misfit, he is fascinated by morbid subjects such as poisons and murder. His family environment is intolerable to him and, in particular, his stepmother torments him. He decides to poison those who annoy him, first with antimony and later with thallium. He smugly thinks himself cleverer than all those around him, but nevertheless he is caught and sentenced to 'rehabilitation' at a psychiatric institution. Once there, he undertakes to deceive the new eminent psychiatrist sent there to 'cure' him, thereby securing his release. Written by Tad Dibbern See less
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Rob Lane (as Robert Lane) | Frank Strobel
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Feb 23, 1996 (United States)

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37 cast members
Name Known for
Tobias Arnold
Young Graham Young Graham   See fewer
Ruth Sheen
Molly Molly   See fewer
Hugh O'Conor
Graham Young Graham Young   See fewer
Norman Caro
Mr. Goez Mr. Goez   See fewer
Dorothea Alexander
Mrs. Goez Mrs. Goez   See fewer
Paul Stacey
Dennis Dennis   See fewer
Robert Demeger
Mr. Dexter Mr. Dexter   See fewer
Peter Pacey
Dickie Boone Dickie Boone   See fewer
Joost Siedhoff
Dr. Scott Dr. Scott   See fewer
Vilma Hollingbery
Aunty Panty Aunty Panty   See fewer
Frank Mills
Uncle Jack Uncle Jack   See fewer
Rupert Farley
Nurse Trent Nurse Trent   See fewer
Dirk Robertson
Nurse Hopwood Nurse Hopwood   See fewer
Chris Lawson
Prison Officer Prison Officer   See fewer
Malcolm Sinclair
Dr. Triefus Dr. Triefus   See fewer
Charlie Creed-Miles
Berridge Berridge   See fewer
Antony Sher
Dr. Ernest Zeigler Dr. Ernest Zeigler   See fewer
Cate Fowler
Social Services Woman Social Services Woman   See fewer
John Abbott
Chairman Chairman   See fewer
Anna Kollenda
Baby Donna Baby Donna   See fewer
Katja Kollenda
Baby Donna Baby Donna   See fewer
John Thomson
Nathan Nathan   See fewer
Jean Warren
Debra Smart Debra Smart   See fewer
Frank Coda
Billy Billy   See fewer
Tim Potter
Simon Simon   See fewer
Roger Frost
Factory Manager Factory Manager   See fewer
David Savile
Chief Medical Inspector Chief Medical Inspector   See fewer
Mark Chapman
Lab student (uncredited) Lab student (uncredited)   See fewer
Mark Kempner
Mark - Lab Technician (uncredited) Mark - Lab Technician (uncredited)   See fewer
Neil Rogers
Prison Officer (uncredited) Prison Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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