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The stepfather

Author: Jay BensonDonald E WestlakeCarolyn LefcourtBrian GarfieldJoseph RubenAll authors
Publisher: Los Angeles : ITV Global Entertainment : [Distributed by] Shout! Factory, [2009].
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Wide screen edView all editions and formats
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A man searching for the perfect family marries a widow with children, only to kill them all when they act more normal than his dream family should. When his new stepdaughter sees through his fake persona, he must drop his Ward Cleaver attitude and show her how a real daughter should act.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Fiction films
Crime films
Film adaptations
Psychopath drama
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Benson; Donald E Westlake; Carolyn Lefcourt; Brian Garfield; Joseph Ruben; Jill Schoelen; Terry O'Quinn; Shelley Hack; John Lindley; George Bowers; Patrick Moraz; Shout! Factory (Firm); Incorporated Television Company.
ISBN: 9781603993203 1603993207
OCLC Number: 457935373
Notes: Loosely based on a true news story of New Jersey mass-murderer John List. This DVD's release of the original 1987 movie in Oct. 2009 corresponds to the theatrical release of a new version of the Stepfather updating the story in light of List's 1989 capture.
Special features: audio commentary with director Joseph Ruben; The stepfather chronicles: an all-new retrospective of the original featuring interviews with director Joseph Ruben, producer Jay Benson, actress Jill Schoelen, author Brian Garfield and others on the making of the film and its enduring legacy.
Credits: Cinematography, John Lindley ; editing, George Bowers ; music, Patrick Moraz.
Performer(s): Jill Schoelen, Terry O'Quinn, Shelley Hack.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 1 hr. 29 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby Digital 2 ; enhanced for 16x9 televisions ; dual-layer.
Other Titles: Stepfather (Motion picture : 1987)
Responsibility: ITC Productions ; produced by Jay Benson ; screenplay by Donald E. Westlake ; story by Carolyn Lefcourt & Brian Garfield and Donald E. Westlake ; directed by Joseph Ruben.

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A man searching for the perfect family marries a widow with children, only to kill them all when they act more normal than his dream family should. When his new stepdaughter sees through his fake persona, he must drop his Ward Cleaver attitude and show her how a real daughter should act.

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