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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:
... David Harris
... Susan Harding
... Michael Harding
... Kelly Porter
... Leah
... Jackie Kerns
... Jay
... Mrs. Cutter
... Detective Shay
... Sean Harding
... Detective Tylar
... Beth Harding
... Captain Mackie
... Dylan Bennet
... Real Estate Assistant (as Kara Briola)
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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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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, disturbing images, mature thematic material and brief sensuality | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Asesino en casa  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$11,581,586, 18 October 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$29,062,561, 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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After David throws Mrs.Cutter down the stairs, he climbs down and suffocates her by pressing her nostrils together. But she could have breathed easily through her mouth. See more »

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Leah: One female in her late 30s, three minors. Multiple stab wounds and blunt force trauma.
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Poor Remake of a Classic B-Thriller
2 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

After killing the whole family in Salt Lake City, the psychopath David Harris (Dylan Walsh) moves to Portland where he approaches to the divorced Susan Harding (Sela Ward) with her son Sean (Braeden Lemasters) and her daughter Beth (Skyler Samuels) in a supermarket. Six months later, David is living with Susan in her suburban house and the couple is planning to get married. When her rebel son Michael (Penn Badgley) returns home from military school, David welcomes Michael and supports him to stay home. But sooner Michael observes that the past of David is absolutely unknown and he suspects that his stepfather might be the missing killer. But neither her girlfriend Kelly Porter (Amber Heard) nor his mother see anything wrong with the stranger.

The 1987 "The Stepfather" is a classic B-thriller, with Terry "John Locke" O'Quinn very convincing in the role of the deranged psychopath. This poor remake is terrible, beginning with the cast of the weirdo Dylan Walsh in the lead role. The transposition of the story from the late 80's to 2009 is absurd since with the present means of communication, the identity of David Harris would never remain unknown with the facility to retrieve his social security number or use of the Internet and software like Photoshop to check his face without beard, especially considering that he is among the ten most wanted criminals in America. The exaggerated use of clichés and the conclusion are awful, and I would like to ask the writers who would survive to a stab in the neck with such piece of glass. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "O Padrasto" ("The Stepfather")


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