The Stepfather (2005)

TV Movie   |    |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller


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Following the disappearance of his teenage daughter, Dougie Molloy moves in with divorcee Maggie Shields in the hope of starting again. All is well until his new stepdaughter Scarlett goes missing too, and the past comes back to haunt him.

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28 October 2015 | khunkrumark
6
| Pretty good ride.
The cast elevates this story of trust and betrayal.

It's a two parter that centers around an ex-teacher who turns to driving a mini-cab so he can drive around town hoping for a sighting of his daughter who disappeared three years earlier.

The poor chap gets married but his step-daughter disapproves very publicly and soon she's also disappeared.

A couple of red herrings are tossed out for good measure and the whole thing comes across as one of those Ruth Rendell TV things.

The ending, however is a big let down and seems rushed and implausible.

Philip Glenister is the stand out and it's a treat to see him underplay the role of a man tried by the media as he tries to combine the search for his real daughter and his stepdaughter.

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