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Stepfather II (1989)

After escaping the insane asylum in which he was incarcerated, Jerry Blake (Terry O'Quinn) impersonates a marriage counselor and manages to win over a patient (Meg Foster) and her young son (Jonathan Brandis).

Director:

Jeff Burr

Writers:

Carolyn Lefcourt (characters), Brian Garfield (characters) | 2 more credits »
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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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Jerry Blake (Terry O'Quinn) 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 (Meg Foster), with a stepson (Jonathan Brandis) who loves him. However, other people try to get in his way to marry her. They are interfering. One by one, Jerry eliminates anyone who stands in his way to a perfect family. Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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There's something you should know about my past... See more »

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Certificate:

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Trivia

This movie was originally intended as a made-for-video release. 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: Haven't I been like a father to that boy? I even had sex with you for Chrissake!
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Connections

Referenced in Videoclub (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

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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You wouldn't hit me again, would you son?
5 December 2009 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

I am sure Danny Thomas never thought that "Make Room for Daddy" would be the tag line in a film like this.

Terry O'Quinn (John Locke from "Lost") is a slasher/serial killer in a mental hospital. He escapes, and tries to start a normal life.

But, that old slasher brain can't handle stress, and his romance with Meg Foster ends badly for him.

Not a whole lot of slasher action. Mostly just a small town romance story with a slasher angle that plays in a few times.

I really don't know how it could have been done differently, but it just didn't have that sparkle.


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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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,519,796
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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