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Stepfather II (1989)

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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Jeff Burr

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Carolyn Lefcourt (characters), Brian Garfield (characters) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Terry O'Quinn ... Jerry Blake / Gene Clifford / 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 Leon Martell ... Walt 'Smitty' Smith
Renata Scott Renata Scott ... Betty Willis
John O'Leary John O'Leary ... Sam Watkins
Glen Adams Glen Adams ... Salesman
Eric Brown ... Hotel Attendant
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Tonight - Daddy's Coming Home - To Slice Up More Than Just The Cake! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stepfather 2: Make Room for Daddy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,519,796
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film was made in four months. 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

Featured in The Stepfather Chronicles: Daddy's New Home (2009) See more »

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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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An acceptable, but rather inferior and unnecessary sequel to the outstanding original
2 January 2007 | by WoodyandersSee all my reviews

This unwarranted, but passable and reasonably engrossing sequel once again features the impeccable Terry O'Quinn as the titular anonymous obsessive family killer who this time escapes from an asylum, moves into a quiet suburb, and masquerades as a family psychologist (!). The stepfather's targets here for the perfect American family here are real estate agent Carol Grayland (well played by the always solid and lovely Meg Foster) and her young son Jeremy (an engaging portrayal by Jonathan Brandis). Director Jeff Burr (who previously gave us the good'n'ghastly horror anthology sleeper "The Offspring") builds a sufficient amount of tension and there's a delightfully spunky turn by the vivacious Caroline Williams (Stretch in "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2") as Carol's nosy best friend Matty, but this follow-up falls markedly short of the first film's sterling quality because of John Auerbach's predictable script and sophomoric attempts at humor. Overall it's okay and worth seeing once, but the original was much better and more resonant.


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