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The Stepford Children (1987)

Steven and Laura Harding (along with their kids David and Mary) have moved to the quiet community of Stepford, Connecticut. Steven joins the men's club, which is still assimilating their ... See full summary »

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Alan J. Levi

Writers:

William Bleich (as Bill Bleich), Ira Levin (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Eden ... Laura Harding
Don Murray ... Steven Harding
Tammy Lauren ... Mary Harding
Pat Corley ... Sheriff Weston
Ken Swofford ... Frank Gregson
Richard Anderson ... Lawrence Danton
Sharon Spelman ... Sandy Gregson
James Staley ... Swimming Instructor
Raye Birk ... George Larson
Debbie Barker ... Lois Gregson
Dick Butkus ... Tom Wilcox
James Coco ... Mr. Jamison
Randall Batinkoff ... David Harding
John Cameron Mitchell ... Kenny Moreland
Judith Baldwin ... Kimberly Summer
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Steven and Laura Harding (along with their kids David and Mary) have moved to the quiet community of Stepford, Connecticut. Steven joins the men's club, which is still assimilating their wives into robots. This time, they have begun to turn their out of control teens into robots as well. Once they are assimilated, they are obedient, homework loving, big band dancing droids. Laura, David, and Mary stumble onto this mystery, and they must avoid Steven's plans to turn them into robots. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barnen i Stepford See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

David Harding: I told you! Lois isn't Lois.
Laura Harding: And Sandy's like she had a brain transplant. There's nothing but bundt cake where brains used to be!
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Referenced in ER: Things Change (2003) See more »

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Insipid TV movie sequel with a strong climax
7 May 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

The second sequel to the 1975 sci-fi classic THE STEPFORD WIVES, following on from REVENGE OF THE STEPFORD WIVES; THE STEPFORD HUSBANDS would follow in the 1990s. These three sequels are all television movies of varying quality, but at least they're more interesting than the bland Hollywood remake with Nicole Kidman.

Sadly, THE STEPFORD CHILDREN is a largely uninteresting retread of the first film's plot, except that now the children have been transformed into perfect specimens rather than the wives. It's a bit of an odd choice, making the first hour of this film very slow and laboured, because we already know the story and events from the first film so why drag it out again?

It doesn't help that the characters range from the uninteresting to the downright unlikeable, although some interest builds with the younger cast members as the story progresses. The only part I really liked was the climax, which is actually decent and pretty frightening; we get to see what THE STEPFORD CHILDREN look like underneath and it's a good effect. A shame we had to sit through the rest of the production to get to this bit, though.


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