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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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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

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

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16 October 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asesino en casa  »

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

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$29,062,561 (USA) (20 November 2009)
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Dylan Walsh, Jessalyn Gilsig, and director Nelson McCormick all worked on the FX show Nip/Tuck (2003). Gilsig also worked with McCormick on his previous remake, Prom Night (2008). See more »

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(at around 1h 15 mins) When Susan (the mum) tells David that she's going to drop the kids off at a friends place, the daughter Beth looks over at film crew and/or director. See more »

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[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 »

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Written and Performed by Ken Andrews
Courtesy of Dinosaur Fight Records
By Arrangement with Coda Music Inc.
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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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