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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3 June 1983 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$32,000,000 (USA)
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Not based on the 1982 novel of the same name. See more »

Goofs

When Norman is locked in the attic, the camera tilt establishes the existence of a vertical window on the side wall of the second floor window nook. During interior scenes, however the vertical window is shown on the opposite side of the nook, while the door to the attic occupies the area where the window is supposed to be. See more »

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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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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Basket Case (2013) See more »

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Piano Sonata Op. 27, No. 2 'Moonlight'
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Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played by Anthony Perkins
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Psychological Horror at it's best.
20 January 2003 | by (Murfreesboro, NC) – See all my reviews

This is the most frightening movie I've ever seen. I was expecting it to be kind of funny in a bad horror movie way but it plays with your mind to such a masterful extent that every time I've seen it I've been shaky afterwards. Anthony Perkins does such a good job of playing the rehabilitated Norman Bates who for 2 hours you have to decide if what's going on is in his head or really going on. That puzzlement stays suspenseful for the entire film until the very involved ending. This is really a top notch psychological suspense/horror movie which is very underrated.


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