After twenty-two years of psychiatric care, Norman Bates attempts to return to a life of solitude, but the specters of his crimes - and his mother - continue to haunt him.

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Now declared legally sane, Norman Bates is released from a mental institution after spending 22 years in confinement over the protests of Marion Crane's sister Lila Loomis, who insists that he's still a killer and that the court's indifference to his victims by releasing him is a gross miscarriage of justice. Norman returns to his motel and the old Victorian mansion where his troubles started, and history predictably begins to repeat itself. Written by alfiehitchie

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the shower! See more »


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3 June 1983 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$32,000,000 (USA)
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When Mary and Norman first go into Norman's mother's room, before they turn the lights on, you can see Alfred Hitchcock's silhouette on the wall to the far right. See more »

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When Dr. Raymond asks if there have been "any more notes or phone calls," Norman has his arms outstretched, clutching the side of the motel and support beam on the porch. In the following shot when the doctor notices a woman in the attic, Norman's hands are buried deep in his pockets. See more »

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[first lines]
Norman Bates: [voice-over] Mother, oh God, Mother. Blood! Blood!
Judge: The basis of the staff report Norman Bates is judged returned to sanity and is ordered released at will.
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Features Ms. Pac-Man (1981) See more »

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Piano Sonata Op. 13 'Pathétique'
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Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played and whistled by Anthony Perkins
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Unexpectedly good
19 July 2006 | by (Montréal) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie as a horror loving kid, and I loved it. But then, as a grownup, I was reluctant to watch it again since so many films I loved as a kid turned out to be junk, after all. Since I'm a big Meg Tilly fan, I kinda wanted to keep my good memories... so I watched it again, for the same reason (go figure).

Well, it was even better than I remembered. Anthony Perkins gives a truly moving performance, and it's an accomplishment in itself considering the fact that it's an 80's horror movie - not to mentioned the legacy of the first. But the actor proposed a completely convincing continuation of the character. And yes, Tilly is quite good; not at all your average damsel in distress. I wish she'd consider a comeback (she was the ultimate wicked step-mom in Body Snatchers).

All in all, a very nice surprise, and certainly no disgrace to the original.


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