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Stepfather III (1992)

That psycho stepfather has escaped from the insane asylum and had his face surgically altered. Now he's married again, this time to a woman with a child in a wheelchair. He goes on a ... See full summary »

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Robert Wightman ...
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Christine Davis
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Jennifer Ashley
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Andy Davis
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Father Brennan
Dennis Paladino ...
Mr. Thompson
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Mark Wraynal
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Steve Davis
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Beth Davis
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Bernice
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Dr. Brady
Adam Ryen ...
Nicky
Mindy Ann Martin ...
Tiffany
Joel Carlson ...
Pete
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That psycho stepfather has escaped from the insane asylum and had his face surgically altered. Now he's married again, this time to a woman with a child in a wheelchair. He goes on a killing spree once again. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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Daddy's been working in the garden... again!

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Rated R for violence and for some sensuality | See all certifications »

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4 June 1992 (USA)  »

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$1,800,000 (estimated)
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Terry O'Quinn turned down the chance to reprise the role of The Stepfather, resulting in the storyline being changed so that the character got plastic surgery to alter his appearance. See more »

Quotes

Plastic Surgeon: I'm a hard man to find... very soon... you'll be imposible to find
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Referenced in Goosebumps: The Blob That Ate Everyone (1997) See more »

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SMOOTH MOVES
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Fails as a sequel to the solid original, but on it's own it's a bad movie lover's dream
21 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Will Hollywood ever learn? They just churn out sequel after sequel, even to films that don't need them. Too be fair some turn out to be winners, but then some are purely and simply junk. 'Stepfather II' doesn't hold a candle to the first film, which was fine on it's own, but that didn't stop them from taking the series any further. Made for TV, part III is another unnecessary sequel that is ultimately a cheap reproduction of the first film, but at the same time it's so deliciously bad that it's kind of fun to watch.

Pros: Cast does it's best with the tired material. Great score, better than you'd expect from a movie of this caliber. Fast paced. Some good and really bloody kills. A couple good ideas here that keep this from being a total rehash. If you're like me and you enjoy a good cheesy slasher movie then you should get some pleasure out of this one because it's pretty silly and unintentionally humorous at times. Beautiful location. An ending you won't soon forget.

Cons: Clocking in at 107 minutes, this movie goes on too long. Some clumsy plotting and silly dialogue. No suspense. Totally predictable. Recycles the formula of the first two without changing much. Robert Wightman is no substitute for Terry O'Quinn.

Final thoughts: Looks like the makers of this film didn't learn from the mistakes of the last one. Like II this is more of a slasher film than a thriller like the original. But if you watch it without comparing it to the first you may have some fun with this ridiculous, but entertaining ride.

My rating: 3/5


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