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Director:
Writers:
Tom Holland (written by)
Robert Bloch (characters)
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Release Date:
3 June 1983 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It's 22 years later, and Norman Bates is finally coming home See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Great sequel. PSYCHO in the 80's resulted a good idea. See more (168 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Anthony Perkins ... Norman Bates

Vera Miles ... Lila Loomis

Meg Tilly ... Mary Loomis

Robert Loggia ... Dr. Bill Raymond

Dennis Franz ... Warren Toomey
Hugh Gillin ... Sheriff John Hunt
Claudia Bryar ... Mrs. Emma Spool
Robert Alan Browne ... Ralph Statler
Ben Hartigan ... Judge

Lee Garlington ... Myrna
Tim Maier ... Josh
Jill Carroll ... Kim

Chris Hendrie ... Deputy Pool
Tom Holland ... Deputy Norris
Michael Lomazow ... D.A.

Bob Hilgenberg ... Public Defender (as Robert Destri)

Oz Perkins ... Young Norman (as Osgood Perkins)
Ben Frommer ... Sexton
Gene Whittington ... Diver
Robert Traynor ... Desk Clerk
George Dickerson ... County Sheriff
Thaddeus Smith ... Deputy Sheriff
Sheila K. Adams ... Deputy Woman
Victoria Brown ... Deputy Clerk
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Virginia Gregg ... Norma Bates (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Richard Franklin 
 
Writing credits
Tom Holland (written by)

Robert Bloch (characters)

Produced by
Hilton A. Green .... producer
Bernard Schwartz .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Dean Cundey 
 
Film Editing by
Andrew London 
 
Casting by
Jackie Burch 
 
Production Design by
John W. Corso 
 
Set Decoration by
Jennifer Polito 
 
Costume Design by
Peter V. Saldutti 
Marla Denise Schlom 
 
Makeup Department
Brian Wade .... makeup effects artist: Norman Bates mother (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Yannetti .... dga trainee
 
Art Department
Martha Johnston .... set designer
Peg McClellan .... illustrator
'Dangerous' Bob Widin .... property master
Ted Wilson .... carpenter
Robert Misetich .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Lon Bender .... sound editor
Gordon Ecker .... supervising sound editor
Randy Kelley .... sound effects editor
Andrew London .... sound designer
Anthony Milch .... sound editor
Bob Newlan .... foley editor
Mark Server .... boom operator
Michael D. Wilhoit .... sound editor
Glenn T. Morgan .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Greg C. Jensen .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Albert Whitlock .... matte artist
 
Stunts
George Cheung .... stunts
Sandra Kenworthy .... stunts
Glenda Moore .... stunts
Kurt Paul .... stunts
Bob Yerkes .... stunt coordinator
Bob Yerkes .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Clyde E. Bryan .... first assistant camera
Michael Orefice .... best boy
Raymond Stella .... camera operator
Monty Woodard .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Michael Chinich .... executive in charge of casting
 
Music Department
Kenneth Hall .... music editor
Robb Navrides .... music editor: TV version
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Joan Eisenberg .... publicist
 
Thanks
Alfred Hitchcock .... the producers acknowledge the debt owed to (as Sir Alfred Hitchcock)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Psicosis 2" - USA (Spanish title)
"Psycose 2" - USA (Spanish title)
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Runtime:
113 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:M | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) | Canada:18A (Ontario) | Finland:K-18 | France:-12 | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM14 | Netherlands:16 | Norway:16 | Portugal:M/16 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) | USA:R | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
Director Richard Franklin was a Hitchcock student and even visited him on the set of Topaz (1969).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: There is a vertical window on the side wall of the front entry (to the left as you face the door) which is often clearly seen illuminated in exterior shots. However when interior scenes of the front entry are shown, there are solid walls and no windows on either side of the entry way.See more »
Quotes:
[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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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Psycho Legacy (2010) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Piano Sonata Op. 13 'Pathétique'See more »

FAQ

What is Mary reading during her first night in the Bates house?
Why isn't Norman suspicious of Mary's name?
Is this movie based on Robert Bloch's "Psycho II"?
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22 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Great sequel. PSYCHO in the 80's resulted a good idea., 26 June 2004
Author: insomniac_rod from Noctropolis

Back in the 60's the genre wasn't popular or hadn't a definitive film to represent it. PSYCHO came and gave a name to the genre. Now picture Norman, his mother, and the elements that PSYCHO had mixed in the 80's craziness. It worked. This has to be one of the best sequels to a horror masterpiece.

PSYCHO is probably the most important horror film of all time and doing a sequel to it deserves a honorable mention. This sequel is by no means better or even close to the original Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece, no. But the result is a great and important horror film influenced by the slasher genre of the early 80's. PSYCHO II has everything to succeed: good acting (Anthony Perkins is great!, Meg Tilly delivers and does it right), mystery, gore, a terrific script by Tom Holland (the master behind Fright Night and Child's Play), and a shocking ending. Watch this movie if you think sequels are always a disaster when trying to match the original. This film delivers expectations and I'm proud to say that it's one of the best horror movies from the 80's, the decade when horror was at it's peek.

Now in color Norman Bates manages to convince everyone that he is normal and ready for a normal life which is highly doubted by police and townspeople that still remember the events in 1960 when Bates started a murder spree.

Norman returns to the Bates Motel and gets a job as a waiter. In the place where he works he falls in love with Meg Tilly's character and soon the murders begin to start once again.

Norman's mother is back as well (?) and this time it won't be easy to blame Norman for the murders. Who's behind Norman's actions? How far will he get?

8/10. Excellent sequel.

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