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Bates Motel (1987)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Drama | Horror  -  5 July 1987 (USA)
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A mentally disturbed man, who roomed with the late Norman Bates at the state lunatic asylum, inherits the legendary Bates Motel after the death of Norman and tries to fix it up to make it a respectable business.

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Cast

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Alex West
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Willie
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Henry Watson
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Tom Fuller
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Sally
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Tony Scotti
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Barbara Peters
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Dr. Goodman
Andy Albin ...
Mr. Yokes
Dolores Albin ...
Mrs. Fisher
Kelly Ames ...
Beth
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Sheepskin Salesman
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Nat Bernstein ...
Salesman
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Billy Parks
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This film is based on, but not in sequence with, the Psycho films. After the death of Norman Bates, a man who befriended him in the institution inherits the motel. In keeping with Norman's wishes, he tries to fix up the place and make it a respectable motel. Written by Jon Acello <JonAcello@AOL.COM>

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The original house and motel exteriors were used for the production. The alterations that took place in the film remained until 1993 on the Universal Studios Hollywood Tour. See more »

Quotes

Henry Watson: Look, if you don't mind me asking. What's a fella like you doing with a postcard from the old Bates Motel?
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Edited into The Best TV Shows That Never Were (2004) See more »

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Written by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart
Performed by Dion DiMucci (as Dion) & The Belmonts
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This was a good movie
14 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was on this site and appalled to see the nasty comments about the movie. It was a rather good "closing chapter" to the Bates legacy. Anthony Perkins and his "mother" would be proud of it. So all of you people out there need to take a shower. a cold one and get over the fact that you as movie consumers are inferior to a normal person. I mean come on now i was 4 when i first watched it and even then i was smart enough to aknowledge "a great movie" when i saw one. For TV it was a edge of your seat thriller. You guys must be mad when u type awful comments like that. But as norman would say "we all go a little mad sometimes".

Josh Atterbury


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