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Psycho II (1983)

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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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It's 22 years later and Norman Bates is coming home. See more »


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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$32,000,000 (USA)
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Sheriff Hunt was originally called Sheriff Chambers and Dr. Raymond was originally called Dr. William Richmond in the script. They were both characters from the original film however the names were changed at the last minute. See more »

Goofs

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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Edited from Psycho (1960) 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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Surprisingly good sequel!
22 June 2006 | by (Albuquerque New Mexico) – See all my reviews

22 years after the incident at the Bates Motel, Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) has finally been released out of the mental institution for the criminally insane and is back home. Even though he's back, he is still haunted by his mom's voice and has a second job as a cook at a diner, he's gotten strange phone calls and notes by something trying to play "Mother" so he or she can drive Norman back to his original state of insanity.

Very good sequel to Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece of horror has good acting and has Perkins reprising his role as everyone's favorite loony with Meg Tilly, Vera Mills ( from the original) Robert Loggia and Dennis Franz co-star. Jerry Goldsmith's score is half as good as the original's music score and there's plenty of good scares to make one hell of a sequel to an all-time masterpiece, there's a nice twist in the end to the film.

For anyone who loved the original classic, i suggest you try this one you might like it.


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