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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.

Director:

Jeff Burr

Writers:

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 »

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Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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

Jeff Burr was contacted to direct the movie before a script was even written. See more »

Goofs

Early in the film, it is established that Jerry/Gene got the idea to move to the Palm Meadow Estates after seeing it mentioned as the locale for a grand prize on "Dream House". However, the game show only aired from April 1983 to July 1984, and had been off the air for several years when filming took place, in 1988. Additionally, after host Bob Eubanks asks announcer Johnny Gilbert to describe one of the homes offered, the voice-over heard on the new cut-in footage of Palm Meadow Estates is not Gilbert. See more »

Quotes

Gene Clifford: My last house had a basement workshop. I like to work with my hands.
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Connections

Referenced in Press Gang: She's Got It Taped (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

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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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Not up to the original, but enjoyable anyway.
16 July 2003 | by capkronosSee all my reviews

Terry O'Quinn kills a few people, escapes from an institution, steals a car and decides to move to "Palm Meadow Estates" after watching the "Dream House" TV show hosted by Bob Eubanks. His new identity is family therapist (!) Dr. Gene Clifford. He meets and dates a divorced real estate agent (Meg Foster) with a depressed son (Jonathan Brandis), then starts murdering people who threaten to come between them.

Although the script has its fair share of clunkers and cheesy wisecracks, there are enough things here to keep it on track, especially O'Quinn in another dynamic performance. There's also some effective black humor, Caroline Williams (TEXAS CHAINSAW 2) offering wonderful scene-stealing support as Foster's suspicious best friend and a great hammer/fork/knife wedding-ceremony massacre finale.


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