Forty-two percent of film fanatics who took the poll by the online movie ticketing firm Fandango.com say the door-chopping, Heeeeres Johnny-yelling papa, Jack Torrance, is the worst screen father of all time.
By comparison, 32 percent think Anakin Skywalker a.k.a. Darth Vader proves hes the worst silver screen dad in The Empire Strikes Back.
Nine percent think the daughter-kissing dad played by Randy Quaid in National Lampoons Vacation is the worst, while seven percent choose Adam Sandler in Big Daddy.
Finally, the basketball-bouncing bad dad Robert Duvall portrayed in The Great Santini gets six percent of the vote, while The Stepfather, played by Lost star Terry OQuinn comes in last with four percent.
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