A family-values man named Jerry Blake marries widows and divorcées 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. Written by
He's a family man with an ax to grind...and wield!
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Did You Know?
Screenwriter Donald E. Westlake
based the character of Stephanie on his real-life teenage stepdaughter who he has having problems getting along with. See more
Stephanie picks up the U2 cassette "Wide Awake In America" and puts it in her player. When she presses play, we hear Pat Benatar's "Run Between The Raindrops". See more
Expelled? Girls don't get expelled!
References Twisted Nerve
Gwine to Rune All Night (De Camptown Races)
Music by Stephen Foster
Whistled by Terry O'Quinn
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