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Trivia / The Stepfather

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  • Dawson Casting: Stephanie is sixteen-years-old, but Jill Schoelen was twenty-three at the time.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes:
    • Unlike the first two films, Stepfather III didn't get a DVD to coincide with the release of the remake. It's probably safe to assume there won't be one anywhere in the near future.
    • The original was this for a long time in the US, as rights issues prevented a DVD release until 2009.
  • No Stunt Double: Jill Schoelen did almost all of her own stunts for the climax of the first film.
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  • The Other Darrin: Robert Wightman replaced Terry O'Quinn as the stepfather in Stepfather III.
  • Star-Making Role: The first movie put Terry O'Quinn on the map.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Director Joseph Ruben originally wanted Jerry Blake to whistle the Barbra Streisand song "The Way We Were," but the rights to the song proved to be too expensive.
    • Terry O'Quinn was reportedly asked to do a Remake Cameo in the 2009 remake, but turned down the offer.
  • Write Who You Know: Screenwriter Donald E. Westlake based the character of Stephanie on his real-life teenage stepdaughter, with whom who he has having difficulty getting along.


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