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The Stepfather Details

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Terry O'Quinn plays The Stepfather in this intelligent, unsettling chiller. We'd tell you O'Quinn's character name, but he has so many. You see, O'Quinn has been a stepfather many times over, romancing and marrying widowed women in several different states. After each wedding, everything is blissful -- at least, until O'Quinn's new wife and kids fail to measure up to his notions of perfection. Then he kills them en masse, and moves on to his next victims. Shelley Hack and Jill Schoelen co-star as O'Quinn's latest wife and stepdaughter, who prove to be yet another disappointment to him. An adroit witches' blend of Jill Schoelen and Jill Schoelen, The Stepfather was scripted by suspense veteran Donald E. Westlake. A lesser sequel, Donald E. Westlake, followed in 1989. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:January 23, 1987

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Terry O'Quinn Best Actor 1987 Nominee

Cast

Terry O'Quinn
as Jerry Blake/Henry Morrison/Bill Hodgkins
Jill Schoelen
as Stephanie Maine, Jerry's Step-Daughter
Shelley Hack
as Susan Blake, Jerry's Wife
Stephen Shellen
as Jim Ogilvie
Charles Lanyer
as Dr. Bondurant, Stephanie's Psychiatrist
Gillian Barber
as Anne Barnes
Paul Batten
as Mr. Fairfax
Jackson Davies
as Mr. Chesterton
Rochelle Greenwood
as Mrs. Anderson
Sandra Head
as Receptionist
Don Mackay
as Joe
Blu Mankuma
as Lt. Jack Wall
Sheila Paterson
as Dr. Barbara Faraden
Gabrielle Rose
as Dorothy
Marie Stillin
as Mrs. Fairfax
Don Williams
as Mr. Stark
Dale Wilson
as Frank
Lindsay Bourne
as Art Teacher
Anna Hagan
as Mrs. Leitner
Gary Hetherington
as Herb
Stephen E. Miller
as Al Brennan
Robyn Stevan
as Karen
Lindsay Bourne
as Art Teacher
Sandra Head
as Receptionist
Blu Mankuma
as Lt. Jack Wall
Stephen E. Miller
as Al Brennan
Anna Hagan
as Mrs. Leitner
Paul Batten
as Mr. Fairfax
Gabrielle Rose
as Dorothy
Gary Hetherington
as Herb
Don Williams
as Mr. Stark
Rochelle Greenwood
as Mrs. Anderson
Dale Wilson
as Frank
Marie Stillin
as Mrs. Fairfax
Sheila Paterson
as Dr. Barbara Faraden
Don Mackay
as Joe
Gillian Barber
as Anne Barnes
Jackson Davies
as Mr. Chesterton

Crew

Joseph Ruben
Director
Jay Benson
Producer
Carolyn Lefcourt
Screen Story
Donald E. Westlake
Screenwriter
Donald E. Westlake
Screen Story
Brian Garfield
Screen Story
Brian Garfield
Screenwriter
John Lindley
Cinematographer
Patrick Moraz
Songwriter
Patrick Moraz
Composer (Music Score)
John MacBurnie
Songwriter
George Bowers
Editor
James Newport
Production Designer
David Wilson
Production Designer
Kimberley Richardson
Set Designer
Mina Mittleman
Costume Designer
Michael Steele
First Assistant Director
Warren Carr
Production Manager
Jane Feinberg
Casting
Sid Kozak
Casting
Mike Fenton
Casting
Judy Taylor
Casting
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