• Publication date: November 12, 2013

The Stepfather

As Susan Harding is in a grocery store with her youngest children, she runs into a man who introduces himself as David Harris. When Susan’s eldest son Michael returns from military school, David has already charmed Susan and they’re planning on getting married. Right from the start Michael has an eerie feeling about David. And more and more clues start piling up that David is hiding something truly sinister about his past…

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2009

MBC 2:

April 15, 2015 23:30 (KSA) ~ April 15, 2015 22:30 (CLT)

As Susan Harding (Sela Ward) is in a grocery store with her youngest children, Sean (Braeden Lemasters) and Beth (Skyler Samuels), she runs into a man who introduces himself as David Harris (Dylan Walsh).

Already when Susan’s eldest son Michael (Penn Badgley) returns from military school, David has already charmed Susan and they’re planning on getting married. Right from the start Michael has an eerie feeling about David, who tries his best to warm up to him. In the basement Michael finds all these cupboards with locks on them, and is surprised by David’s firm tone that they are ‘his property’, but tries turning things into a softer note by trying to get Michael back on the swimming team by talking to the coach.

Then one day, Mrs. Cutters (Nancy Lineham Charles), a nosy neighbor who’s known to collect cats, approaches Susan about her suspicion that David is the stepfather that is being searched for on America’s Most Wanted. Susan makes a joke of this to David, who had already overheard the conversation, and on his way to work spooks Mrs. Cutter by waving at her with a knowing smile. Yet soon enough, more and more clues start piling up that David is hiding something truly sinister about his past- question is will the family find out enough in time to avert disaster?

 

Starring:

  • Dylan Walsh
  • Sela Ward
  • Penn Badgley
  • Sherry Stringfield
  • Paige Turco
  • Amber Heard
  • Jon Tenney
  • Deirdre Lovejoy
  • Jessalyn Gilsig

Directed by:  Nelson McCormick

Rating:  PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, disturbing images, mature thematic material and brief sensuality.