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Psycho II -- Anthony Perkins makes a horrific homecoming as the infamous Norman Bates, and Meg Tilly and Dennis Franz co-star in this terrifying sequel to Alfred Hitchcock's original masterpiece.


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Robert Bloch (characters)
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Release Date:
3 June 1983 (USA) See more »
Norman Bates is back. Coming home was a bad mistake! See more »
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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  (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)

Osgood Perkins ... Young Norman
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)

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
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
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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113 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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

Did You Know?

Richard Franklin was so keen to have Jerry Goldsmith compose the score, he turned down Universal's offers of Bernard Herrmann's cues for the original film, and even his unused work for Torn Curtain (1966).See more »
Continuity: The kid's finger marks on the window in the fruit cellar as he's being attacked and when his girlfriend runs away are totally different.See more »
[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:
Piano Sonata Op. 13 'Pathétique'See more »


Why isn't Norman suspicious of Mary's name?
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What is Mary reading during her first night in the Bates house?
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49 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
Psychological Horror at it's best., 20 January 2003
Author: Dougie from Murfreesboro, NC

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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