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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
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Mr. Yokes
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Mrs. Fisher
Kelly Ames ...
Beth
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Sheepskin Salesman
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Salesman
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Billy Parks
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Storyline

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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5 July 1987 (USA)  »

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Il motel della paura  »

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Bud Cort called actor Anthony Perkins when he was cast as Alex West, seeking advice on how to prepare for the film. Perkins told him to get into shape by doing push ups. 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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Written by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart
Performed by Dion DiMucci (as Dion) & The Belmonts
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Not as bad as it seems
20 July 2003 | by (Kragerø, Norway) – See all my reviews

I remember i looked for this "hidden gem" for almost two years. I was very excited when i sat down to watch it. It was a bit different then i thought, but nor bad at all. Rather good actually, but it's so Unneccesary.

The film has some good acting though and especially from Bud Cort. He has a brilliant way of acting in this pilot. Very strange and mystical and also kind of nervous. (Perhaps it is a little Norman in him to).

Overall a recomended film for the "Psycho - fanatics", but not a movie you HAVE TO SEE.

8/10


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