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Stepfather III (1992)

That psycho stepfather has escaped from the insane asylum and had his face surgically altered. Now he's married again, this time to a woman with a child in a wheelchair. He goes on a ... See full summary »

Director:

Guy Magar

Writers:

Carolyn Lefcourt (characters), Brian Garfield (characters) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Wightman ... Keith Grant / The Stepfather
Priscilla Barnes ... Christine Davis
Season Hubley ... Jennifer Ashley
David Tom ... Andy Davis
John Ingle ... Father Brennan
Dennis Paladino Dennis Paladino ... Mr. Thompson
Stephen Mendel ... Mark Wraynal
Jay Acovone ... Steve Davis
Christa Miller ... Beth Davis
Mario Roccuzzo Mario Roccuzzo ... Plastic Surgeon
Joan Dareth Joan Dareth ... Bernice
Jennifer Bassey ... Dr. Brady
Adam Ryen Adam Ryen ... Nicky
Mindy Ann Martin Mindy Ann Martin ... Tiffany
Joel Carlson ... Pete
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Storyline

That psycho stepfather has escaped from the insane asylum and had his face surgically altered. Now he's married again, this time to a woman with a child in a wheelchair. He goes on a killing spree once again. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Daddy's been working in the garden... again!

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and for some sensuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stepfather 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

Simi Valley, California, USA

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Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Black and White | Color (PFL)
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Trivia

Terry O'Quinn turned down the chance to reprise the role of Jerry Blake, resulting in the storyline being changed so that the character got plastic surgery to alter his appearance. See more »

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After two years of being in a wheelchair, Andy's leg muscles would have atrophied to the point of him not being able to walk or even stand at all. See more »

Quotes

Plastic Surgeon: I'm a hard man to find... very soon... you'll be imposible to find
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Alternate Versions

There's an R rated and an X-rated version of this film. The X rated version presents some killings more graphically (more blood can be seen) See more »

Connections

Referenced in Goosebumps: The Blob That Ate Everyone (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

SMOOTH MOVES
By Al Capps
Provided by Killer Tracks (BMI)
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Part III just goes through the motions.
16 July 2003 | by capkronosSee all my reviews

Keith Grant (Robert Wightman) seems like an ideal choice for a husband. He's the new single man on the block, cheerful, polite, morally sound and employed at a successful neighborhood greenhouse. Unfortunately, Keith is also the same mass murderer played by Terry O'Quinn in the two previous entries. Thanks to the miracle of plastic surgery, the psycho is now a new man (literally) and is free to continue on in his psychotic search for the "perfect" family. He meets, romances and marries a schoolteacher (Priscilla Barnes) with a prodigal, computer-obsessed, wheelchair-bound son (David Tom), who sees right through Keith's facade. And they're not perfect so you know what to expect.

Wightman has his hands full trying to fill in for the wonderful O'Quinn, and comes off more nerdy and weird than psychotic and calculating. That aside, this third entry is acceptable genre fare, with a good supporting cast, realistic characters and some stupid fun with a garden mulch machine.

Score: 4 out of 10


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