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The Stepfather Details


When a teenage boy (Penn Badgley) begins to suspect that his new stepfather (Dylan Walsh) is a notorious serial killer who preys on broken families, he races to gather the evidence that will back up his radical claim before it's too late. The 1987 thriller that shot Dylan Walsh star Terry O'Quinn to cult stardom serves as inspiration for this remake penned by J.S. Cardone and directed by Nelson McCormick. Sela Ward, Jon Tenney, and Amber Heard co-star in a Screen Gems release. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:October 16, 2009


Dylan Walsh
as David Harris
Sela Ward
as Susan Harding
Penn Badgley
as Michael Harding
Amber Heard
as Kelly Porter
Sherry Stringfield
as Leah
Paige Turco
as Jackie Kerns
Jon Tenney
as Jay
Marcuis Harris
as Detective Shay
Skyler Samuels
as Beth Harding
Braeden Lemasters
as Sean Harding
Deirdre Lovejoy
as Detective Tylar
Blue Deckert
as Captain Mackie
Jason Wiles
as Dylan Bennet
Kara Briola
as Real Estate Assistant
Jessalyn Gilsig
as Julie King
Cathy Schenkelberg
as Waitress
David Guzzone
as Male Buyer
Amanda Reyne
as Woman Buyer
Carmen Mormino
as Taxi Driver
Todd Cosgrove
as Mailman
Tracey Costello
as Mrs. Rivers
Cheryl Anderson
as Older Woman
Pride Grinn
as Car Salesman
Sean Moran
as Gus/Hardware Clerk
Jack Chang
as Cell Phone Clerk
Savannah Levin
as Lisa Bennet


Nelson McCormick
Mark Morgan
Greg Mooradian
J.S. Cardone
Brian Garfield
Screen Story
Carolyn Starin
Screen Story
Donald E. Westlake
Screen Story
Patrick Cady
Charlie Clouser
Composer (Music Score)
Eric L. Beason
Steven Jordan
Production Designer
Jay Dykes
Julie Meldal-Johnsen
Executive Producer
Meredith Zamsky
Executive Producer
Guy Oseary
Executive Producer
Robert O. Green
Executive Producer
J.S. Cardone
Executive Producer
Bryan Lane
Set Designer
James Tocci
Set Designer
Barbara Mesney
Set Designer
Camille Bratkowski
Set Designer
Lyn Elizabeth Paolo
Costume Designer
Catherine Stroud
Jeff Wischnack
Special Effects Supervisor
Mary Stultz
Key Hairstylist
Donald E. Westlake
From Screenplay by
Stephanie Fowler
Department Head Makeup
Max Brehme
Properties Master
Bernadette Beauvais
Key Make-up
John Frazier
Special Effects Coordinator
Meredith Zamsky
Unit Production Manager