Poison

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Inspired by the writings of Jean Genet, Poison deftly interweaves trio of transgressive tales-“Hero,” “Horror” and “Homo”-that build toward a devastating climax. “Hero,” shot in mock TV-documentary style, tells a bizarre story of suburban patricide... read more
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Inspired by the writings of Jean Genet, Poison deftly interweaves trio of transgressive tales-“Hero,” “Horror” and “Homo”-that build toward a devastating climax. “Hero,” shot in mock TV-documentary style, tells a bizarre story of suburban patricide and a miraculous flight from justice; “Horror,” filmed like a delirious ’50s B-movie melodrama, is a gothic tale of a mad sex experiment which unleashes a disfiguring plague; while “Homo” explores the obsessive sexual relationship between two prison inmates.

Original Release

04/05/1991

US Release

04/05/1991

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Cast

Edith Meeks Felicia Beacon / Felicia Beacon (segment "Hero")
Millie White Millie Sklar / Millie Sklar (segment "Hero")
Buck Smith Gregory Lazar / Gregory Lazar (segment "Hero")
Anne Giotta Evelyn McAlpert / Evelyn McAlpert (segment "Hero")
John Leguizamo Chanchi (segment "Homo") / Chancho
Rob LaBelle Jay Wete / Jay Wete (segment "Hero")
Lydia Lafleur Sylvia Manning (segment "Hero")
Ian Nemser Sean White (segment "Hero")
Evan Dunsky Dr. MacArthur / Dr. MacArthur (segment "Hero")
Marina Lutz Hazel Lamprecht / Hazel Lamprecht (segment "Hero")
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Directors

Todd Haynes

Writers

Todd Haynes, Jean Genet

Cast

Edith Meeks Felicia Beacon / Felicia Beacon (segment "Hero")
Millie White Millie Sklar / Millie Sklar (segment "Hero")
Buck Smith Gregory Lazar / Gregory Lazar (segment "Hero")
Anne Giotta Evelyn McAlpert / Evelyn McAlpert (segment "Hero")
John Leguizamo Chanchi (segment "Homo") / Chancho
Rob LaBelle Jay Wete / Jay Wete (segment "Hero")
Lydia Lafleur Sylvia Manning (segment "Hero")
Ian Nemser Sean White (segment "Hero")
Evan Dunsky Dr. MacArthur / Dr. MacArthur (segment "Hero")
Marina Lutz Hazel Lamprecht / Hazel Lamprecht (segment "Hero")
Barry Cassidy Officer Rilt (segment "Hero")
Richard Anthony Edward Comacho (segment "Hero")
Angela M. Schreiber Florence Giddens / Florence Giddens (segment "Hero")
Justin Silverstein Jake (segment "Hero")
Chris Singh Chris (segment "Hero")
Edward Allen Fred Beacon (segment "Hero")
Carlos Jimenez Jose (segment "Hero")
Larry Maxwell Dr. Graves / Dr. Graves (segment "Horror")
Susan Norman Nancy Olsen (segment "Horror") / Nancy Olsen
Al Quagliata Deputy Hansen (segment "Horror")

Producers

Brian Greenbaum Executive Producer
James Schamus Executive Producer
Christine Vachon Producer
Lauren Zalaznick Producer

Editors

Todd Haynes, James Lyons

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