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The Stepfather (1987)
Horror Movies & Sci-Fi Movies Database
07.11.09

The Stepfather (1987) A family-values man named Jerry Blake marries widows and divorcees with children in search of the perfect family. As soon as his new family members show signs of being human and not robots who will march unquestioningly to his tune, his dreams of domestic bliss begin to crumble, and he kills them. Then he alters his appearance, assumes a new identity, and skips to another town to begin the deadly ritual all over again. He marries Susan Maine, who sees him as the ideal surrogate father for her teenage daughter Stephanie, and he is soon up to his old tricks when she proves to be too much of a troublesome teen to handle.

Movie Tagline:
Who Am I Here?

Title: Stepfather, The
Release Date: January 23, 1987
Runtime: 89 mins
Genre: Drama
All Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: UK, USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Ultra Stereo
IMDB Rating: 6.7
Brimstone Pit Rating: 7.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S

MPAA Rating: R

Director(s):
Joseph Ruben

Cast:
Terry O'Quinn ...Jerry Blake
Jill Schoelen ...Stephanie Maine
Shelley Hack ...Susan
Charles Lanyer ...Dr. Bondurant
Stephen Shellen ...Jim Ogilvie
Stephen E. Miller ...Al Brennan
Robyn Stevan ...Karen
Jeff Schultz ...Paul Baker
Lindsay Bourne ...Art Teacher
Anna Hagan ...Mrs. Leitner
Gillian Barber ...Anne Barnes
Blu Mankuma ...Lt. Jack Wall
Jackson Davies ...Mr. Chesterton
Sandra Head ...Receptionist
Gabrielle Rose ...Dorothy Rinehard
Richard Sargent ...Mr. Anderson
Margot Pinvidic ...Mrs. Anderson
Rochelle Greenwood ...Cindy Anderson
Don S. Williams ...Mr. Stark
Don MacKay ...Joe
Dale Wilson ...Frank
Gary Hetherington ...Herb
Andrew Snider ...Mr. Grace
Marie Stillin ...Mrs. Fairfax
Paul Batten ...Mr. Fairfax
Sheila Paterson ...Dr. Barbara Faraday

Producer(s):
Jay Benson

Writer(s):
Carolyn Lefcourt
Brian Garfield
Donald E. Westlake
Donald E. Westlake

Composer(s):
Patrick Moraz




More Movie Taglines:
  • Who Am I Here?
  • Daddy's Home and He's Not Very Happy
  • An All-American Family... He'd Kill For It!
  • He wanted a perfect family in a perfect town. But they couldn't measure up.. neither could the others.
  • Jerry Blake loves taking care of the family. Any family.
Movie Quote(s):
  • Jerry Blake: Wait a minute, who am I here? Sue: Jerry? Jerry Blake: That's right. Jerry Blake. Thanks, honey.
  • Stephanie: It's like living with Ward Cleaver
  • Jerry Blake: Buckle up for safety!
  • Dr. Bondurant: Sounds like you had a strict upbringing. Jerry Blake: You might say that.
Movie Trivia:
  • Loosely based on the story of John List, the New Jersey man who killed his family in 1971, and was on the run until 1989, when his profile on the television show "America's Most Wanted" resulted in his capture.
  • Joseph Ruben was initially reluctant to direct the picture because he didn't want to make another run-of-the-mill slasher movie.
  • Cinematographer John Lindley was hired as a last minute replacement for the original director of photography who was arrested in a domestic dispute right before shooting was to start.
  • Screenwriter Donald E. Westlake based the character of Stephanie on his real-life teenage stepdaughter who he has having problems getting along with.
  • Jill Schoelen did almost all of her own stunts for the film's climax.
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