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Psycho (1998)

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



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Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles


Cast overview, first billed only:
Car Dealer (as James LeGros)
Steven Clark Pachosa ...
Police Guard
O.B. Babbs ...


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 »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 December 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Psicosis  »


Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,031,850, 6 December 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:


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1.85 : 1
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The film cast includes one Oscar winner: Julianne Moore; and four Oscar nominees: William H. Macy, Robert Forster, Gus Van Sant and Viggo Mortensen. See more »


The cars parked on the street as seen from inside Marion's car do not match the cars as seen from outside. See more »


[first lines]
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
Performed by Sourcerer
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Anne Heche is so bad...
12 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

First of all: To remake a Hitchcock movie is a really bad idea. Maybe if you make another adaption of the idea behind the movie or something like this, but to remake shot for shot is really a waste of time. This makes the movie bad enough, but the director added some lousy actors to make this movie really a stinker: Anne Heche will make you scream in pain! First of all she looks totally unattractive with her ultra-short hair, her odd mimicks and odd way of dressing in this movie. The actor who play Norman only gets on ones nerve with his unbearable nervous ticks. The only good actor was the guy who played Marions boyfriend (Vigor Mortensen I think was his name): he is really hot-looking, altough his hairstyle is somehow unfitting. The shower scene is simply boring, but the relief to see Heches last scene in the movie is quite big. That they where to lazy to compose a new score and just revamped the old one which only clashes with the new images, is also quite ridiculous in my opinion. Avoid it, watch the original.

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