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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:
Actually not as bad as I expected, but it defeats he whole purpose of the first classic thriller See more (171 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
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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:
The scene in Norman's childhood bedroom where Mary comforts him on the bed was added by screenwriter Tom Holland at the request of Anthony Perkins, who felt that his character needed a moving moment with the character of Mary Loomis.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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Soundtrack:
Piano Sonata Op. 13 'Pathétique'See more »

FAQ

Is this movie based on Robert Bloch's "Psycho II"?
Why does the murderer dress up as Mrs. Bates?
Was Meg Tilly really naked in the shower scene?
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44 out of 64 people found the following review useful.
Actually not as bad as I expected, but it defeats he whole purpose of the first classic thriller, 30 April 2008
Author: Kristine (kristinedrama14@msn.com) from Chicago, Illinois

I don't know why, but when I was shopping for DVD's at Best Buy I found the triple feature for all the Psycho sequels, it was ten dollars, so I figured what the heck? So I bought it and I watched Psycho 2 last night, it actually was not as bad as I expected. It was an interesting plot and made the story work, I'm not going to say that it was un-necessary, yeah, Psycho did not need a sequel, but it wasn't a bad movie to watch. My only problem with the film, the blood, Hitchcock did something that made the first film scary, he left things to the imagination, the mind's power and thought is more powerful than seeing something and jumping so quickly to conclusion. Psycho 2 shows a lot more blood and gore. But Anthony Perkins performs well and makes Psycho 2 worth the watch.

Norman Bates is back in business, he is released from the mental institution, but when Lila Loomis finds out about this, she freaks out and sends her daughter, Mary into undercover duty to try to get Norman back where he belongs. But something is odd, Norman seems actually like he could have a normal life, just everyone is playing tricks on him to where he's loosing his mind once again, or is he? Mary tries to keep a cool Norman so she's not the next Marian Craine.

Psycho 2 is over all a decent sequel, I wouldn't mind watching it again actually. The story keeps your attention and there are some chilling moments. It was a little predictable I think, I had a feeling with Mary, that her story wouldn't end so well, but it's all good, you'll have to see what I mean. Psycho 2 is worth the watch if you loved the first Psycho, just like I said, I think they did mess up on showing too much blood and gore, Hitchcock got it right by leaving it to the imagination.

5/10

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