The Stepfather (1987 film)

1987 film directed by Joseph Ruben
See also: The Stepfather (2009 film)

The Stepfather is a 1987 film about a man who, after murdering his entire family, remarries a widow with a teenage daughter in another town and prepares to do it all over again.

Directed by Joseph Ruben. Written by Donald E. Westlake, based on a story by Carolyn Lefcourt, Brian Garfield, and Donald E. Westlake.
An All-American Family... He'd Kill For It!  (taglines)

Jerry Blake

  • Father knows best.
  • We are going to keep this family together.
  • All we need is a little order around here.
  • I wanna ask you something. Are you interested in buying a house... Or are you interested in me?
  • Next time, Jim, call before you drop by.
  • [last words, after being stabbed] I love you...


Sue: Jerry, we need to talk, Honey.
Jerry Blake: About What?
Sue: About what? What is happening to our family.
Jerry Blake: I'm taking care of it.
Sue: By yourself?
Jerry Blake: Uh huh.

Jerry Blake: Wait a minute, who am I here?
Sue: Jerry?
Jerry Blake: That's right. Jerry Blake. Thanks, honey.


  • An All-American Family... He'd Kill For It!
  • Who Am I Here?
  • He's a family man with an ax to grind...and wield!
  • Daddy's Home and He's Not Very Happy
  • He wanted a perfect family in a perfect town. But they couldn't measure up...neither could the others.
  • Jerry Blake loves taking care of the family. Any family.


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