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Release Date: February 23, 1996Running Time: 99 mins.
MPAA Rating: RBox Office: $532,002.00
Genre: Biopic, Comedy, Period

Hugh O'Conor
Antony Sher
Ruth Sheen
Roger Lloyd Pack

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It's 1961, and in a small terraced house in Neasden, overlooking London's busy North Circular Road, 14-year-old Graham Young is hunched over his home-made chemistry set. Obsessed by the mysterious black powder Antimony and a heavy metal called Thallium, Graham knows the only way to become the celebrated toxicologist he boasts himself to be is to test out his chemical theories on a control group. His experiments on family and schoolfriends lead to chronic illness, disfigurement, agonizing death... and to Graham being convicted of murder and imprisoned in a high security mental hospital for the criminally insane. Eight years later, on the recommendation of Dr. Zeigler, famous for his pioneerin... Full Summary >>