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Psycho (1998)

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A young female embezzeler arrives at the Bates Motel which has terrible secrets of its own.

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Marion Crane steals a lot of cash from a man whom her boss is in business with. On the way to see her boyfriend, she stops off by an old motel, run by the odd Norman Bates. She is murdered in the shower. Her sister, boyfriend, and a private investigator try to find out where she is, while we learn more about Norman Bates. Written by Jordan Sharp <rainman88@earthlink.net>

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Check in. Relax. Take a shower. See more »


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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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£606,782 (UK) (8 January 1999)

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£1,447,991 (UK) (22 January 1999)
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In a grisly ironic twist in timing, the murderer of Janet Leigh's shower stand-in was finally discovered. Myra Jones appeared in some of Alfred Hitchcock's film, notably as a splayed hand, and was also the voice of Norman Bates' mother. She was raped and murdered in 1988 at the age of 71. Her killer was arrested and charged just days after the film's premiere. See more »

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As Marion waits at a traffic light in downtown Phoenix, a lady carrying a package tied with red ribbon (string in Psycho) followed by a man with a jacket over his left arm cross the street directly in front of Marion's car as Lowry and Cassidy enter the frame on the left. Unlike the 1960 film, after Lowry and Cassidy have passed by Marion's car left-to-right, the same lady with the package and man with the jacket are seen crossing from the right again. See more »

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Samuel 'Sam' Loomis: You never did eat your lunch, did you?
Marion Crane: I better get back to the office. These extended lunch hours give my boss excess acid.
Samuel 'Sam' Loomis: Why don't you call your boss and tell him you're taking the rest of the afternoon off? Its Friday, anyway - and hot.
Marion Crane: What do I do with my free afternoon? Walk you to the airport?
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Written by Robert Hackl (as Bob Hackl) & Ken Stange
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The most disposable movie in the history of cinema?This one is a strong contender!Why wasting so much money for such a pointless useless work? The only difference between the HItchcock classic and this poor imitation is color,wide screen and Leila's Walkman!!A movie which's supposed to generate thrills and fear leaves me completely indifferent.

Now you' re going to tell me it will urge the young generations to see the original?balderdash!This "psycho 1998" is a giant spoiler.

They could have done something different,for instance ,by casting an actor closer to Bloch 's Bates ,an obese man.They content themselves with an obnoxious rehash!A pox on it!and long live Alfred Hitchcock!


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