Poison (1991)

  • Genre: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1991-04-05
  • User Rating: 6.1/10 from 66 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 25min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Poison L.P.
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Todd Haynes
star 6.1/10
From 66 Ratings


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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  • Edith Meeks

    as Felicia Beacon ("Hero")
  • Millie White

    as Millie Sklar ("Hero")
  • Buck Smith

    as Gregory Lazar ("Hero")
  • Anne Giotta

    as Evelyn McAlpert ("Hero")
  • Lydia Lafleur

    as Sylvia Manning ("Hero")
  • Ian Nemser

    as Sean White ("Hero")
  • Rob LaBelle

    as Jay Wete ("Hero")
  • Evan Dunsky

    as Dr. MacArthur ("Hero")
  • Marina Lutz

    as Hazel Lamprecht ("Hero")
  • Barry Cassidy

    as Officer Rilt ("Hero")
  • Richard Anthony

    as Edward Comacho ("Hero")
  • Angela M. Schreiber

    as Florence Giddens ("Hero")
  • Justin Silverstein

    as Jake ("Hero")
  • Chris Singh

    as Chris ("Hero")
  • Edward Allen

    as Fred Beacon ("Hero")
  • Carlos Jimenez

    as Jose ("Hero")
  • Larry Maxwell

    as Dr. Graves ("Horror")
  • Susan Norman

    as Nancy Olsen ("Horror")
  • Al Quagliata

    as Deputy Hansen ("Horror")
  • Michelle Sullivan

    as Prostitute ("Horror")
  • Parlan McGaw

    as Newscaster ("Horror")
  • Frank O'Donnell

    as Old Doctor ("Horror")
  • Melissa Brown

    as Woman in the Alley / Additional Voices ("Horror")
  • Joe Dietl

    as Man in the Alley ("Horror")
  • Don Damico

    as Doctor 1 / Cop 2 / Additional Voices ("Horror")
  • Charles Cavalier

    as Cop 1 ("Horror")
  • Kyle De Camp

    as Neighbor ("Horror")
  • Aimee Scheff

    as Neighbor ("Horror")
  • Jessica

    as Nurse ("Horror")
  • Lorraine Traverson

    as Nurse ("Horror")
  • Phil W. Petrie

    as Doctor ("Horror")
  • John C. Nadeau

    as Doctor ("Horror")
  • James Cagnard

    as Bartender ("Horror")
  • Lauren Zalaznick

    as Waitress ("Horror")
  • Chris Henricks

    as Sleazy Man ("Horror")
  • Leah Mullen

    as Little Girl ("Horror")
  • Elyse Steinberg

    as Little Girl ("Horror")
  • Bruce Cook

    as Dr. Strick ("Horror")
  • Andrew Bishop

    as Child's Hands ("Horror")
  • Tom McCullough

    as Townsperson ("Horror")
  • Chava Tiger

    as Townsperson ("Horror")
  • Jack Tiger

    as Townsperson ("Horror")
  • Frankie Waters

    as Townsperson ("Horror")
  • Richard Hansen

    as Narrator (voice) (segment "Horror")
  • Gary Ray

    as Additional Voices / Canon ("Horror" / "Homo")
  • Joe Glick

    as Additional Voices ("Horror")
  • Scott Renderer

    as John Broom ("Homo")
  • James Lyons

    as Jack Bolton ("Homo")
  • John R. Lombardi

    as Rass ("Homo")
  • Tony Pemberton

    as Young Broom (segment "Homo")
  • Andrew Harpending

    as Young Bolton ("Homo")
  • Tony Gigante

    as Inspector ("Homo")
  • Douglas Gibson

    as Van Roven ("Homo")
  • John Leguizamo

    as Chancho ("Homo")
  • Les Simpson

    as Miss Tim ("Homo")
  • Joey Grant

    as Jamoke ("Homo")
  • David Danford

    as Basco ("Homo")
  • Jason Bauer

    as Doran ("Homo")
  • Ken Schatz

    as Preacher ("Homo")
  • Maurice Clapisson

    as Guard 1 ("Homo")
  • Matthew Ebert

    as Guard 2 ("Homo")
  • Marie-Françoise Vachon

    as Foster Mother ("Homo")
  • Michael Silverman

    as Foster Father ("Homo")
  • Shaun Wilson

    as Broom Age 6 ("Homo")
  • Nino Bua

    as Fontenal Inmate ("Homo")
  • Wayne Compton

    as Fontenal Inmate ("Homo")
  • Ray Dragon

    as Fontenal Inmate ("Homo")
  • John Duffy

    as Fontenal Inmate ("Homo")
  • John McGhee

    as Fontenal Inmate ("Homo")
  • Michael A. Miranda

    as Fontenal Inmate ("Homo")
  • Anthony J. Ribustello

    as Fontenal Inmate ("Homo")
  • Jonathan Smit

    as Fontenal Inmate ("Homo")
  • Oscar Tevez

    as Fontenal Inmate ("Homo")
  • Gideon Joslyn Brown

    as Baton Inmate ("Homo")
  • John Gleeson Connolly

    as Baton Inmate ("Homo")
  • Tom Cross

    as Baton Inmate ("Homo")
  • Eric Cubano

    as Baton Inmate ("Homo")
  • Dani Michaeli

    as Baton Inmate ("Homo")
  • Jim Fletcher

    as Background Voices ("Homo")
  • Tom Wayland

    as Background Voices ("Homo")
  • Norman Yugutta

    as Background Voices ("Homo")
  • Kelly Reichardt

    as Townsperson ("Horror") (uncredited)
Production James Schamus Executive Producer
Production Christine Vachon Producer
Directing Todd Haynes Director
Editing Todd Haynes Editor
Writing Todd Haynes Writer
Editing James Lyons Editor
Art Chas Plummer Art Direction
Camera Maryse Alberti Director of Photography
Production Karim Aïnouz Casting
Lighting Karim Aïnouz Electrician
Editing Karim Aïnouz Assistant Editor
Art Kelly Reichardt Property Master
Art Kelly Reichardt Set Dresser
Crew Bill Sherwood Thanks
Writing Jean Genet Writer
Costume & Make-Up Angela Johnson Makeup & Hair
Art Sarah Stollman Production Design
Production Laura Barnett Casting
Costume & Make-Up Jessica Haston Costume Design
Sound James Bennett Original Music Composer
Production John Michael Kelsey Casting
Production Brian Greenbaum Executive Producer
Production Andrew Harpending Casting