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Psycho III (1986)

Norman Bates falls in love with a nun - which makes his "mother" jealous - who has visited the Bates Motel alongside a drifter and a curious reporter.

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Stars: Anthony Perkins, Glynis Barber, Sarah Maur Thorp
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Storyline

Norman Bates is back again running his "quiet" little motel a month after the events in Psycho II. Norman meets three new people, one being a beautiful young nun with whom his budding relationship is beginning to make his "Mother" jealous. He also hires a young man in need of a job to take care of the motel. A snooping reporter is showing interest in Norman's case. What will these new friends do for Norman? Written by nxvaeh

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2 July 1986 (USA)  »

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$14,481,606 (USA)
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Duane's line that his name is Duane but "friends call me Duke" is likely a reference to Anatomy of a Murder, in which a witness testifies that his name is Duane: "most people call me Duke". See more »

Goofs

When Duke's girlfriend is struggling with the locked ice machine, we see Norman walk past her to unlock it. But we never hear nor see him actually unlock it. He just lifts the lid. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Maureen Coyle: There is no God!
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Referenced in Lukas: Mann und Maus (1998) See more »

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The Scream Of Love
Music by Carter Burwell
Written by Steve Bray & David Sanborn
Performed by Carter Burwell, Steve Bray, & David Sanborn
MCA Records
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good suspense
20 July 1999 | by (anaheim, ca) – See all my reviews

My fave of the series, this one has a bit more going on than last time. There's also a lot of throwbacks to the original, like Leigh look-a-like Scarwid getting Perkins all aroused, Maxwell investigating Perkins kind of like Balsam in the first, and a stabbing scene very similar to the infamous shower one, with the exception being this times its in a phone booth. This entrys a little more routine than part 2's, with that being a whodunnit. Here, you know whodunnit and basically the characters are more interesting than the story. You wouldn't know Perkins directed with it looking pretty much like any movie youve ever seen with capable photography. And as in the classic part 1, he has it end with his wacko grin glaring up at us. Of course.


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