I Know My First Name Is Steven

Overview

Based on a true story, the two-part TV movie I Know My First Name Is Steven tells the tragic story of Steven Stayner. At age seven, Steven was kidnapped by two men who held him captive in a tiny shed for seven years. One of the men, a habitual child abuser named Kenneth Parnell, sexually assaulted Steven on an almost daily basis during the boy's ordeal. At age 14, Steven finally was able to escape and return to his family. But we are shown that Steven's safe return was far from the happy ending it appeared to be....
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Overview

Based on a true story, the two-part TV movie I Know My First Name Is Steven tells the tragic story of Steven Stayner. At age seven, Steven was kidnapped by two men who held him captive in a tiny shed for seven years. One of the men, a habitual child abuser named Kenneth Parnell, sexually assaulted Steven on an almost daily basis during the boy's ordeal. At age 14, Steven finally was able to escape and return to his family. But we are shown that Steven's safe return was far from the happy ending it appeared to be. He's forced to adjust to a family he'd never really known, to convince himself that his parents had never forgotten him, and to put his seven-year hell behind him. While I Know My First Name Is Steven ends on an upbeat note, the real Stayner died in a motorcycle accident only a few months after this film was first telecast in May 1989.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/19/2010
  • UPC: 883316229095
  • Original Release: 1989
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  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Time: 3:05:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 24,169

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Pruitt Taylor Vince
Cindy Pickett Kay Stayner
John Ashton Del Staynor
Luke Edwards Steven (Age 7)
Ray Walston Bob Augustine
Arliss Howard Kenneth Parnell (uncredited)
Gregg Henry Off. Kean
Jim Haynie
Barbara Tarbuck School Counselor
Scott Curtis Cary Stayner (Age 11)
Stephanie Walski Cindy Stayner (Age 9)
June C. Ellis Miss Rebecca
Jason Presson Deke
Stephen Dorff Pete
Scott Reeves Bruce
Bryan Cranston Officer Dickenson
Jacob Gelman Timmy White
Dennis Fimple Fred
Vance Valencia Selfides
Shane McCabe Fat Clerk
Al Berry Customer
Brenda Hillhouse Barbara
Robina Suwol Checker
Lyla Graham Lady
Beth Grant Mrs. Beta
Raymond Cruz Punk #2
Karl Wiedergott Punk #3
Allison Mack Nettie
Amy O'Neill Jodie
Barry Corbin Off. Warner
Peter Michael Goetz Pat Hallford
Alan Fudge Chief Johnson
Todd Eric Andrews Cary Stayner (Age 18)
Jonathan Perpich Officer Severeid
William Frankfather Judge Sabraw
John Vickery George McLure
James Ingersoll Joe Allen
John de Mita Dan Smith
Shannon Holt Angela White
Michael Chieffo Don
Whitney Rydbeck Mr. Craft
Natividad Vacio Vicente
Pamela McMyler Rosanna
Andrew Amador TV Reporter
David C. Glasser Boots
Robert Balderson P.E. Teacher
Gregory Mars Martin Victor (Age 14)
Wendy Gordon TV Newscaster
Darcy de Moss Debbie
Annie O'Donnell Official
Tiiu Leek Reporter #1
Kim Maxwell Reporter #3
Jeff Olson Reporter #4
Corin Nemec Steven Stayner
Cassy Friel Cory Stayner (Age 4)
Harold Pruett Birch
Dave Adams Cashier
Technical Credits
Larry Elikann Director
W. Stewart Campbell Production Designer
J.P. Miller Original Story
Eric Van Haren Noman Cinematographer
David Ramirez Editor
David Shire Score Composer
Cynthia Whitcomb Original Story
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