After escaping the insane asylum in which he was incarcerated, the Stepfather impersonates a marriage counselor and manages to win over a patient and her young son.

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Jerry Blake / Gene Clifford / The Stepfather
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Carol Grayland
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Matty Crimmins
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Todd Grayland
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Dr. Joseph Danvers
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Phil Grayland
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Sally Jenkins
Leon Martell ...
Walt 'Smitty' Smith
Renata Scott ...
Betty Willis
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Sam Watkins
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The Stepfather escapes an insane asylum and winds up in another town, this time impersonating a marriage counselor. Now he seems to have found the perfect future wife, with a stepson who loves him. However, other people try to get in his way to marry her. They are interfering! One by one the Stepfather eliminates anyone who stands in his way to a perfect family. Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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3 November 1989 (USA)  »

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Stepfather 2: Make Room for Daddy  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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$1,519,796 (USA)
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Trivia

Several additional moments of gore were filmed after principal shooting on the movie had wrapped. That is because the Weinsteins, after a test screening of the film, complained about the lack of blood and demanded re-shoots. Jeff Burr refused, and another director was hired to do the reshoots. In an interview, Burr commented, "they cut a little bit of [the film] out and they added some badly done blood effects. Badly done, because Terry O'Quinn refused to do it. Really, they were meaningless, so that was irritating." See more »

Goofs

When The Stepfather is arranging a victim's house and body to look like a suicide, the victim's dead body, hanging from a noose, blinks. See more »

Quotes

Gene Clifford: My last house had a basement workshop. I like to work with my hands.
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Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Graduation
Written by P. Connolly, G. North, R. Lowden, M. Leggett
Performed by Parousia
Published by Myrt's Music
Courtesy of Rock Dog Records
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Excellent Thriller, Better Than First
30 August 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After reading so many poor reviews about this movie, I was reluctant to see it for myself. Terry O'Quinn's stepfather character is even more psychotic than he was in part one! Mr. O'Quinn deserves an Academy Award for this performance. But seriously, the movie is good from the standpoint that it is just a thriller about a troubled man who wants to start a family. The only problem is, he will kill to make that dream happen. Thumbs up on this one for me. Take it for what it is.


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