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The Stepfather (1987)In every winter, police have a case of the same details: they are unhappy families, mothers provide children, children’s stepfather’s name is David. But police can’t find even a photo of him. Michael, a student coming home from school suddenly finds his mother with a suspicious man. Is him David?
Actors of "The Stepfather (1987)"
Characters of "The Stepfather (1987)"
Directors of "The Stepfather (1987)"Joseph RubenBirthdate: 10 May 1950, Briarcliff, New York, USA
Creators of "The Stepfather (1987)"Carolyn LefcourtBrian GarfieldBirthdate: 1939
Critic Reviews of "The Stepfather (1987)"VarietySeptember 24, 2007
An engrossing suspense thriller that refreshingly doesn't cheat the audience in terms of valid clues and plot twists.Time OutJune 24, 2006
One is left longing for Hitchcock's dark, daring wit and disturbingly amoral insights.New York TimesAugust 30, 2004
Too often disappointingly thin.Chicago ReaderJanuary 01, 2000
The styling is never less than assured, and [director] Ruben knows how to put bland, unruffled surfaces to sinister Hitchcockian uses.Chicago Sun-TimesJanuary 01, 2000
While I was watching the film, I was distracted by elements of the Idiot Plot Syndrome -- moments when only an idiot would have made such obvious mistakes.Washington PostJanuary 01, 2000
May be the best movie about the breakup of a family since Shoot the Moon.Antagony & EcstasyJune 21, 2012
That's really all the movie needs to work: a sublime villain, with tight, driven direction, perfectly sturdy, effective writing, and a heroine who we can believe in.7M PicturesJune 27, 2011
The key to this movie is O'Quinn as the title character. He's a scary bastard, and as an actor he commits to the role.Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)February 11, 2011
The Stepfather works for American Eagle Realty, and the company logo pegs him as both a patriot and a predator. 'It's like living with Ward Cleaver,' his stepdaughter complains, not knowing that the 'cleaver' reference could be another pun...Reel Film ReviewsNovember 25, 2009
...ultimately manages to overcome its almost aggressively uneven atmosphere to establish itself as a solid little '80s thriller.Dread CentralOctober 16, 2009
The Stepfather is the full package: fast-paced, well-acted, suspenseful and brimming with bursts of nasty violence.Lessons of DarknessJanuary 15, 2008
Ruben's surprisingly resonant and durable tale ... cannily reflects, in a larger way, the era of its creation
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