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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
3 November 1989 (USA) See more »
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The Stepfather escapes an insane asylum and winds up in another town, this time impersonating a marriage counselor... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Terry O'Quinn ... The Stepfather

Meg Foster ... Carol Grayland

Caroline Williams ... Matty Crimmins

Jonathan Brandis ... Todd Grayland

Henry Brown ... Dr. Joseph Danvers
Mitchell Laurance ... Phil Grayland

Miriam Byrd-Nethery ... Sally Jenkins
Leon Martell ... Walt 'Smitty' Smith
Renata Scott ... Betty Willis

John O'Leary ... Sam Watkins
Glen Adams ... Salesman
Eric Brown ... Hotel Attendant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Gray ... Choir Singer (uncredited)
Rosemary Welden ... Video Date (uncredited)

Directed by
Jeff Burr 
Writing credits
Carolyn Lefcourt (characters) &
Brian Garfield (characters) and
Donald E. Westlake (characters)

John Auerbach (written by)

Produced by
William Burr .... producer
Carol Lampman .... executive producer
Darin Scott .... producer
Original Music by
Jim Manzie 
Pat Regan 
Cinematography by
Jacek Laskus (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Pasquale Buba  (as Pasquale A. Buba)
Casting by
Rosemary Welden 
Production Design by
Byrnadette DiSanto  (as Byrnadette Disanto)
Art Direction by
Aram Allan  (as Aram Allen)
Set Decoration by
Johnna Butler 
Costume Design by
Julie Carnahan (wardrobe designer)
Makeup Department
Michèle Burke .... special effects makeup (as Michelle Burke)
N. Kristine Chadwick .... assistant hair stylist
N. Kristine Chadwick .... assistant makeup artist
Beatrice De Alba .... assistant hair stylist (as Beatrice DeAlba)
Beatrice De Alba .... assistant makeup artist (as Beatrice DeAlba)
Susan Mills .... key hair stylist
Susan Mills .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Dennis A. Brown .... executive in charge of production
John Forrest Niss .... post-production supervisor
Llewellyn Wells .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eric Brown .... second unit director
Joan Cunningham .... second second assistant director
Jan Ervin .... first assistant director
Robert Loeser .... second assistant director
Kevin Meyer .... second unit director
Rafael Orozco .... second second assistant director (as Raf Orozco)
Art Department
Robert Campbell .... scenic artist
Stanton Chaney .... swing gang
George Edman .... property assistant
Diane Heller .... story board artist
Paul Kowalczyk .... swing gang
H. Christopher Roy .... swing gang
Blanche Sindelar .... propmaster
Dominic Wymark .... set dresser
Sound Department
Bill Benten .... sound re-recording mixer
George Borghi .... foley walker
David Brownlow .... sound mixer (as David 'Bad Dad' Brownlow)
Jim Bryan .... sound editor
Jay M. Harding .... sound re-recording mixer (as Jay Harding)
Ted Johnston .... sound editor
Keith Olson .... foley walker
Bill Rojas .... sound consultant
Rob Scott .... boom operator
Rachel Shaw .... assistant sound editor (as Rachael Shaw)
John J. Stephens .... sound re-recording mixer (as John Stephens)
Bruce Stubblefield .... supervising sound editor
Christina Tucker .... adr recordist
Earl Watson .... sound editor
John Casino .... stunts
Gary Jensen .... stunt coordinator
Tracy Keehn-Dashnaw .... stunts (as Tracy Keehn)
Camera and Electrical Department
Huston Beaumont .... best boy electric
Levon Besnelian .... grip Besnelian) (as Levon (Ching)
Scott Browner .... first assistant camera
Joseph P. Clem .... electrician
Henry Cline .... first assistant camera: second unit
Gregory J. Cody .... grip
Mark Shane Davis .... key grip
Kevin Erb .... grip
Bernard Fallon .... still photographer
Paul V. Ferrazzi .... camera intern (as Paul Ferrazzi)
Paul Hauser .... electrician
Michael S. Hennessy .... electrician (as Mike Hennessy)
Scott Lieu .... electrician
Gerry Lively .... additional photography
Tony Mazzucchi .... best boy grip
Bruce McCleery .... gaffer
Martin Schaer .... director of photography: second unit
Steve Schklair .... director of photography: second unit
Robert J. Studenny .... dolly grip (as Robert Studenny)
Michael Sudmeier .... electrician
Bill Zullo .... second assistant camera (as William Zullo)
Don McCuaig .... director of photography: additional photography (uncredited)
Drex Reed .... best boy electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Megan Day .... assistant casting coordinator
Carolyn Long .... casting coordinator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jemma Scarisbrick .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Joanne Chee .... post-production coordinator
Amy E. Duddleston .... apprentice editor (as Amy Duddleston)
Johan Linna .... post-production runner
Shelley Janine Paver .... apprentice editor
Michael Philip .... assistant editor
Jim Williams .... color timer
Music Department
Arthur Leigh .... music editor
Pat Regan .... engineer
Transportation Department
Doug DuRose .... driver
Alvin Hurd .... driver
Neil Hyman .... transportation captain
A. Welch Lambeth .... transportation coordinator
John Armstrong .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Christena Alcorn .... script supervisor
John Blue .... craft service
Kim Boyd .... intern
Jennifer Campbell .... assistant production coordinator
Karen Chalk Wheeler .... assistant production accountant (as Karen Chalk)
Peter Colbert .... production assistant
Michael Dalrymple .... assistant production accountant
Rikk Galvan .... production assistant
Steve Housewright .... assistant location manager
Andrew Iverson .... production assistant
Duke Jarrett .... production assistant
Susan Leh .... publicity coordinator
Jan Marone .... studio teacher
Monica Melvin-Fratkin .... production coordinator (as Monica Melvin)
Ben Montanio .... production controller
Skates Naiman .... supervising coordinator (as Sandi 'Skates' Naiman)
Lynn Raines .... studio teacher (as Lynn Raines-Levy)
Jill Salomon .... location manager
Laureen Scharps .... assistant production coordinator
Tamara Scott .... production assistant
Andi Allison Wooten .... production accountant (as Andi Wooten)
Jacqueline Dallamore .... craft service assistant (uncredited)
George Edwards .... special thanks
Mark Hightower .... special thanks: San Fernando Recycling
Veronica Tucker .... special thanks: Director's Sound
Robert J. Walsh .... special thanks: Screen Music International (as Robert Walsh)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Stepfather 2: Make Room for Daddy" - USA (video title)
"Stepfather II: Make Room for Daddy" - USA (DVD box title)
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93 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1990) | Iceland:16 | Portugal:M/16 | UK:18 | USA:R (NO. 29703) | West Germany:18 (video rating)

Did You Know?

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 »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Movie Connections:
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What are the differences between the R-Rated Version and the German DVD Version?
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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Underrated psychological masterpiece, 6 April 2003
Author: Katatonia from Missouri

I actually enjoy Stepfather 2 more than the first Stepfather movie. The haunting theme does a lot for creating a truly sinister atmosphere. Rarely does a film score stick in my head, but this one does. And then there's Terry O'Quinn who plays the character just right.

You have to remember that this film was basically made in only 4 months. That's writing the script, casting, shooting, post production, etc. It was made for about 1 and a half million dollars and originally was supposed to be a direct to video release. Some additional shots were added and changed when the studio decided it was going to run a theatrical release like the first Stepfather, and they needed a more violent "Horror Movie".

The new DVD release presents the film in it's original Widescreen format, and it's a very sharp Animorphic transfer. A great thing included on the disc is that it has many alternate and extended scenes that were from the original Director's cut. There is also a short still gallery, and a very interesting full-length commentary by the Director and Producer of Stepfather 2. The only thing missing is a theatrical trailer...albeit most Buena Vista DVD's lack a trailer so it's no big surprise there.

If you like this film then you need this DVD, it easily blows away the old VHS and Laserdisc editions. Now, if only they'd release the 1st Stepfather movie on DVD!!!

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