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Bates Motel (1987)

TV-PG | | Comedy, Drama, Horror | TV Movie 5 July 1987
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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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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Dr. Phillips
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Kelly Ames ...
Beth
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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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Comedy | Drama | Horror

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5 July 1987 (USA)  »

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El motel de Norman  »

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Kurt Paul (Norman Bates) previously served as Anthony Perkins' stunt double in Psycho II (1983) and Psycho III (1986). He later played Raymond Linette, another "mother killer" being interviewed on a talk show, in Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990). He is the only actor to appear in all of the "Psycho" sequels. See more »

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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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Follows Psycho (1960) See more »

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Written by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart
Performed by Dion DiMucci (as Dion) & The Belmonts
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Something different
18 March 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As someone who really loves his horror films but will delve into other genres this film is something I went into watching with an open heart. The name never said Psycho to me or anything to do with the actual Psycho franchise but then again it doesn't need to be a part of the franchise because it's got a completely new story of its own. Let's move onto the cast, the cast is a bit of a weird line up but then again I think that's what made me continue watching it and yes it's actually got a story to it and tries to take helm from Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho franchise. I know I'm not really reviewing this movie and explaining much about it and that's because I don't really know what to say, what I will say is…. If you can grab a copy of this very rare film just watch it for the way it plays out, you may just enjoy, I know I did, maybe you'll book a night at the Bates Hotel just like myself.


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