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7-year old Steven Stayner is kidnapped a few days before Christmas by Kenneth Parnell. Under the belief that Parnell has been given legal custody of him, and that his family has moved away, he stays with Parnell for seven years, enduring repetitive sexual abuse the entire time. Finally, at fourteen, he returns home to his family.

Series Cast

  1. Corin Nemec

    Corin Nemec


    2 Episodes

  2. Cindy Pickett

    Cindy Pickett


    2 Episodes

  3. John Ashton

    John Ashton


    2 Episodes

  4. Beth Grant

    Beth Grant

    Mrs. Beta

    2 Episodes

  5. Stephen Dorff

    Stephen Dorff


    2 Episodes

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Last Season


1989 | 2 Episodes

Season 1 of I Know My First Name Is Steven premiered on May 22, 1989.

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I Know My First Name Is Steven


Status Ended


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Certification -

Type Miniseries

Original Language English

Runtime 90m



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