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The Stepfather (2009)

PG-13 | | Crime, Thriller | 16 October 2009 (USA)
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Michael returns home from military school to find his mother happily in love and living with her new boyfriend. As the two men get to know each other, he becomes more and more suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dylan Bennet
Real Estate Assistant (as Kara Briola)


Michael Harding returns home from military school to find his mother happily in love and living with her new boyfriend, David. As the two men get to know each other, Michael becomes more and more suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand. Is he really the man of her dreams or could David be hiding a dark side? Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, disturbing images, mature thematic material and brief sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 October 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asesino en casa  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$11,581,586 (USA) (16 October 2009)


$29,062,561 (USA) (20 November 2009)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


A scene in the trailer, in which a buzz saw swings back and forth mere inches away from a character's face, was cut from the film for pacing reasons, but it had already been used in multiple advertising materials before it was trimmed from the final release of the film. See more »


There is a scene where the mother comes out the front door and part of the interior of the house is seen. The staircase for the house is on the left side of the door; however, in other scenes from the movie the staircase is shown as being on the right side after entering the house. See more »


[first lines]
Leah: One female in her late 30s, three minors. Multiple stab wounds and blunt force trauma.
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Remake of The Stepfather (1987) See more »


The Air I Breath
Written by Ken Andrews, Charlotte Martin and Tommy Walter
Performed by Sleep Detectives
Courtesy of Echo Field Recordings
By Arrangement with Coda Music Inc.
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User Reviews

Nothing New
21 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm pretty sure this movie comes on Lifetime about three times a day. Not that there is anything wrong with re-telling an old story. I loved Christian Bale as Batman. But telling a story again in the same way as I've seen it a million times before? No likey. The biggest problem that I have with this movie is this. If there were no music in the entire movie... it would not have been remotely creepy. The only thing that seems to tip characters off that something may be awry is the ominous music in the background. There was not a single genuinely scary moment. "Oh no, my future step-father is standing in the kitchen! He must be a murderer!" Save your money, turn on Lifetime and watch the man hating gold you're already paying for.

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