The harrowing true account of Steven Stayner, who was kidnapped by a perverted pseudo-priest and his lackey during the 1970s. As he gets older, he realizes that he needs to try to make an escape and get back home.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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 Kay Stayner (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Del Stayner (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Dennis Parnell / ... (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Steven Stayner (Age 7) (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Irving Murphy (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Bob Augustine (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Officer Kean (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Officer Scott (2 episodes, 1989)
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 School Counselor (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Cary Stayner (Age 11) (2 episodes, 1989)
Stephanie Walski ...
 Cindy Stayner (Age 9) (2 episodes, 1989)
Sumer Stamper ...
 Jody Stayner (Age 5) (2 episodes, 1989)
Cassy Friel ...
 Cory Stayner (Age 4) (2 episodes, 1989)
Juney Ellis ...
 Miss Rebecca (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Victor (Age 7) (2 episodes, 1989)
Jason Presson ...
 Deke (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Pete (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Bruce (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Officer Dickenson (2 episodes, 1989)
Jacob Gelman ...
 Timmy White (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Fred (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Selfides (2 episodes, 1989)
Shane McCabe ...
 Fat Clerk (2 episodes, 1989)
Al Berry ...
 Customer (2 episodes, 1989)
Brenda Hillhouse ...
 Barbara (2 episodes, 1989)
Robina Suwol ...
 Checker (2 episodes, 1989)
Kenneth Zavayna ...
 Man (2 episodes, 1989)
Lyla Graham ...
 Lady (2 episodes, 1989)
Nell Heller ...
 Mrs. Alpha (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Mrs. Ditschman (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Mrs. Beta (2 episodes, 1989)
Lynnsey Ryan ...
 Secretary (2 episodes, 1989)
Kenny McMurphy ...
 Punk #1 (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Punk #2 (2 episodes, 1989)
Karl Wiedergott ...
 Punk #3 (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Nettie (2 episodes, 1989)
Anne Convery ...
 Female Officer (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Jodie (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Officer Warner (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Pat Hallford (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Chief Johnson (2 episodes, 1989)
Todd Eric Andrews ...
 Cary Stayner (Age 18) (2 episodes, 1989)
Hilary Morse ...
 Cindy Stayner (Age 16) (2 episodes, 1989)
Shantell Stebbins ...
 Jody Stayner (Age 12) (2 episodes, 1989)
Marice Leeds ...
 Cory Stayner (Age 11) (2 episodes, 1989)
Harold Pruett ...
 Birch (2 episodes, 1989)
Jonathan Perpich ...
 Officer Severeid (2 episodes, 1989)
William Frankfather ...
 Judge Sabraw (2 episodes, 1989)
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 George McLure (2 episodes, 1989)
James Ingersoll ...
 Joe Allen (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Dan Smith (2 episodes, 1989)
Billy Ray Sharkey ...
 Sheriff Suggs (2 episodes, 1989)
Shannon Holt ...
 Angela White (2 episodes, 1989)
Mark Tymchyshyn ...
 Jim White (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Don (2 episodes, 1989)
Whitney Rydbeck ...
 Mr. Craft (2 episodes, 1989)
Natividad Vacío ...
 Vicente (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Rosanna (2 episodes, 1989)
Ron Tank ...
 TV Journalist (2 episodes, 1989)
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 TV Reporter (2 episodes, 1989)
Jeremy McCollum ...
 Kleekie (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Boots (2 episodes, 1989)
Robert Balderson ...
 P.E. Teacher (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Victor (Age 14) (2 episodes, 1989)
Wendy Gordon ...
 TV Newscaster (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Debbie (2 episodes, 1989)
Dave Adams ...
 Cashier (2 episodes, 1989)
Annie O'Donnell ...
 Official (2 episodes, 1989)
Dan Kelpine ...
 Court Officer (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Reporter #1 (2 episodes, 1989)
Kim Maxwell ...
 Reporter #3 (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Reporter #4 (2 episodes, 1989)
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Storyline

7-year old Steven Stayner is kidnapped a few days before Christmas by Kenneth Parnell. Under the belief that Parnell has been given legal custody of him, and that his family has moved away, he stays with Parnell for seven years, enduring repetitive sexual abuse the entire time. Finally, at fourteen, he returns home to his family. Written by Liz Jordan <c9310494@alinga.newcastle.edu.au>

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The real Steven was paid $30,000 for the movie. He died in a motorcycle accident shortly after this movie was released. He was 24, with a wife and two children. See more »

Quotes

Kenneth Parnell: [after striking Steven across the face] Coulda been a ballbat!
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I remember this movie!
10 June 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I remember so much of this movie even though I was only 9 at the time, it was that good. For 15 years now all I had to go by was I knew the title was something like "I know my name is Steven" but didn't really go into looking for it. I'm so glad that I just happened to look up Luke Edwards because of another movie he was in or else I wouldn't have come across one of the most unforgettable movies I've seen in my childhood. Hopefully now I'll be able to buy it and add it to my collection. I highly recommend this movie to anyone even if you don't have children and if you do have children, make sure that they see this movie so then they are aware of how dangerous is it to walk alone even if you think the street is safe. It never hurts to have someone with you just in case. The most memorable part of this movie is when Steven paints his name on the garage and when his father is washing the garage door after he gets kidnapped..... well it's a part of the movie that no one should forget. Excellent movie!


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