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The Resource The stepfather, 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, (DVD)

The stepfather, 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, (DVD)

Label
The stepfather
Title
The stepfather
Statement of 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
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Author
Composer
Cinematographer
Director
Film editor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, John Lindley ; editing, George Bowers ; music, Patrick Moraz
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.S74 2009
PerformerNote
Jill Schoelen, Terry O'Quinn, Shelley Hack
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1939-
  • 1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Benson, Jay
  • Westlake, Donald E
  • Lefcourt, Carolyn
  • Garfield, Brian
  • Ruben, Joseph
  • Schoelen, Jill
  • O'Quinn, Terry
  • Hack, Shelley
  • Lindley, John
  • Bowers, George
  • Moraz, Patrick
  • Shout! Factory (Firm)
  • Incorporated Television Company
Runtime
89
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stepfathers
  • Stepdaughters
  • Families
  • Murder
  • Psychopaths
  • Mass murderers
  • Feature films
  • Fiction films
  • Crime films
  • Film adaptations
  • Psychopath drama
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The stepfather, 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, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn457935373
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Wide screen ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 1 hr. 29 min.)
Isbn
9781603993203
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
826663115703
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
SF 11570
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)457935373
System details
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby Digital 2 ; enhanced for 16x9 televisions ; dual-layer
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The stepfather, 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, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn457935373
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Wide screen ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 1 hr. 29 min.)
Isbn
9781603993203
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
826663115703
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
SF 11570
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)457935373
System details
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby Digital 2 ; enhanced for 16x9 televisions ; dual-layer
Video recording format
DVD

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