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Psycho (1998) More at IMDbPro »

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Psycho -- Gus Van Sant directs Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, Julianne Moore and William H. Macy in this shot-by-shot color recreation of Alfred Hitchcock's horror masterpiece set at the Bates Motel.
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Writers (WGA):
Robert Bloch (novel)
Joseph Stefano (screenplay)
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Release Date:
4 December 1998 (USA) See more »
Check in. Unpack. Relax. Take a shower. [Theatrical] See more »
A young female embezzeler arrives at the Bates Motel which has terrible secrets of its own. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Vince Vaughn ... Norman Bates

Anne Heche ... Marion Crane

Julianne Moore ... Lila Crane

Viggo Mortensen ... Sam Loomis

William H. Macy ... Milton Arbogast

Robert Forster ... Dr. Simon

Philip Baker Hall ... Sheriff Chambers

Anne Haney ... Mrs. Chambers

Chad Everett ... Tom Cassidy

Rance Howard ... Mr. Lowery

Rita Wilson ... Caroline

James Remar ... Patrolman

James Le Gros ... Car Dealer (as James LeGros)
Steven Clark Pachosa ... Police Guard
O.B. Babbs ... Mechanic

Flea ... Bob Summerfield
Marjorie Lovett ... Woman Customer

Ryan Cutrona ... Chief of Police

Ken Jenkins ... District Attorney
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roy Brocksmith ... Man in Cowboy Hat outside Realty Office (uncredited)

Rose Marie ... Norma Bates (voice) (uncredited)

Gus Van Sant ... Man Talking to Man in Cowboy Hat (uncredited)

Directed by
Gus Van Sant 
Writing credits
Robert Bloch (novel)

Joseph Stefano (screenplay)

Produced by
Brian Grazer .... producer
John Marshall .... consulting producer
Gus Van Sant .... producer
James Whitaker .... associate producer
Dany Wolf .... executive producer
Original Music by
Bernard Herrmann 
Cinematography by
Christopher Doyle 
Film Editing by
Amy E. Duddleston 
Casting by
Howard Feuer 
Production Design by
Tom Foden 
Art Direction by
Carlos Barbosa 
Set Decoration by
Rosemary Brandenburg 
Costume Design by
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor 
Makeup Department
Lana Heying .... hair stylist
Clayton Martinez .... makeup effects lab technician
Gina Monaci .... makeup artist
Matthew W. Mungle .... special makeup effects artist (as Matthew Mungle)
Sylvia Nava .... hair depatment supervisor: Rick Baker/Cinovation
Elaine L. Offers .... makeup department head
Nadege Schoenfeld .... body makeup artist
Edward St. George .... hair stylist: Ms. Moore
Candy L. Walken .... hair department head
Chad Waters .... special makeup effects artist
Clinton Wayne .... prosthetic technician (uncredited)
Production Management
Buddy Enright .... unit production manager
Robert Hackl .... post-production supervisor
Dany Wolf .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hans Berggren .... second second assistant director
Bruce Franklin .... first assistant director
Conte Mark Matal .... second assistant director (as Conte Matal)
Art Department
Richard J. Bayard .... construction coordinator
Tim Beach .... set designer
Cliff Bergman .... construction foreman
Kelly Berry .... set dresser
Mauro Borrelli .... illustrator
Jo Brown .... scenic
Bill Cancienne .... prop assistant
Gary Clause .... propmaker foreman
Kristen Davis .... set designer
Steve Fegley .... propmaker foreman (as Steven E. Fegley)
Jim Feldman .... production illustrator
Adeline Flores-Bayard .... labor foreman
Kris Fuller .... set dresser
Claudia Gilligan Ivanjack .... paint foreman
Tom Ivanjack .... lead paint foreman
Patrick Kim .... art department production assistant
Nicole Koenigsberger .... set designer
David Ladish .... set dresser
Steven Ladish .... set dresser
Holiday Landa .... art department production assistant
Willard Livingston .... propmaker foreman
John Loughlin .... set production assistant
Terry Nagel .... propmaker foreman
Angi Neff .... lead man
Errol C. Nofziger .... stand-by painter
Rhonda Paynter .... on-set dresser
Edward J. Protiva .... set dresser
Glenn H. Roberts .... set dresser
Bert Rodriguez .... propmaker foreman
Victoria Ruskin .... set designer (as G. Victoria Ruskin)
Lawrence Shepherd .... propmaker foreman
Brett C. Smith .... lead man
Jay Smith .... set dresser
Roland Tantin .... propmaker foreman
Michael Van Dyke .... propmaker foreman
Amie McCarthy Winn .... property master (as Amie McCarthy-Winn)
Walter Zieska .... propmaker
Sound Department
Peter Appleton .... adr supervisor
Kelley Baker .... sound designer
Kelley Baker .... supervising sound editor
Patrick Carew .... apprentice sound editor
Chris Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
David A. Cohen .... dialogue editor
Ben Conrad .... foley recordist
Steve Fontano .... foley mixer
Michael 'Gonzo' Gandsey .... sound editor (as Michael Gandsey)
Alan Holly .... adr mixer
Wayne Horvitz .... additional sound designer
Robert Jackson .... boom operator
Ron Judkins .... sound mixer
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg LaPlante .... digital mastering
Chet Leonard .... utility sound
Marnie Moore .... foley artist
Richard Moore .... sound editor
Margie O'Malley .... foley artist
Aaron Olsen .... assistant sound editor (as Aaron Olson)
Daniel Palin .... location sound effects recordist
Jim Pasque .... foley recordist
Frank Rinella .... foley recordist
Leslie Shatz .... sound re-recording mixer
Concha Solano .... assistant sound editor
Patti Tauscher .... foley editor
Patrick Winters .... sound editor
Wayne Woods .... sound editor (as W. Wayne Woods)
Bill Meadows .... dubbing recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Garnet Baril .... special effects assistant
Erick Brennan .... special effects coordinator
Charles Cooley .... special effects technician
G. Peter King .... special effects assistant
Mark Lilienthal .... special effects assistant (as Mark R. Lilienthal)
F. Lee Stone .... special effects assistant (as Lee Stone)
J.D. Streett .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Melanie Boettcher .... visual effects production coordinator
Syd Dutton .... special visual effects
Michael Flynn .... rear projection engineer
Carolyn Garcia .... visual effects production coordinator
Lynn Ledgerwood .... special rigger
Fumi Mashimo .... animator
Kelvin McIlwain .... matte artist
Roberto Moreno .... digital assistant
Kenneth Nakada .... matte artist: Illusion Arts
Richard Patterson .... digital supervisor
Catherine Sudolcan .... visual effects producer
Bill Taylor .... special visual effects
Mike Wassel .... senior matte artist
David S. Williams Jr. .... lead compositor
Robin Lynn Bonaccorsi .... stunt double: Anne Heche
Jack Carpenter .... stunts
Mickey Giacomazzi .... stunt coordinator
Stephanie Reaves .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Anderson .... best boy grip
Marek Bojsza .... lighting technician
Brad Boyer .... grip
Clyde E. Bryan .... first assistant camera
Erik Butters .... lamp operator
Tony Chiu .... camera loader
Daniel Coscia .... rigging grip
Chris Culliton .... set lighting technician
David Devlin .... gaffer
Jamie Franta .... grip
Gerry Ganger .... assistant camera: SpaceCam
Charley Gilleran .... key rigging grip
Brad Gissell .... grip
David Golia .... camera operator: remote head camera
Ron Goodman .... camera operator: SpaceCam
Alexander Griffiths .... grip (as Pie Griffiths)
David Katz .... video assist operator
Jim Kwiatkowski .... key grip
Josh Levy .... video assist operator
Brian Lukas .... rigging gaffer
Mathew Marden .... rigging grip
Steve Owen .... best boy rigging grip (as Steve C. Owen)
Larry J. Richardson .... best boy electric
Suzanne Tenner .... still photographer
Suzanne Trucks .... second assistant camera (as Suzanne M. Trucks)
Joseph D. Urbanczyk .... camera operator: re-shoots
Rick Uva .... rigging grip (as Richard Uva)
Daniel Windels .... electrician
Michael-Ryan Fletchall .... crane technician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Meredith Tucker .... casting associate
Dixie Webster .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frank Helmer .... set costumer (as Frank C. Helmer)
Cookie Lopez .... key costumer
Vanessa Vogel .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Phillip J. Bartell .... assistant editor
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Helen Hand .... assistant editor
Bill Lilje III .... apprentice editor
Bob McMillian .... color timer
Location Management
Jeff Crandell .... location manager
Timothy Falconer .... assistant location manager (as Tim Falconer)
Music Department
Steve Bartek .... conductor
Steve Bartek .... music producer
Steve Bartek .... orchestrator
Julian Bratolyubov .... music preparation
Brent Brooks .... music editor
Debbi Datz-Pyle .... music contractor
Danny Elfman .... music adaptor
Danny Elfman .... music producer
Danny Elfman .... music supervisor
Kenneth Karman .... supervising music editor
Norman Ludwin .... musician (bass)
Marc Mann .... score preparation: MIDI
Shawn Murphy .... music recordist
Shawn Murphy .... score mixer
John Rodd .... orchestral scoring recordist
Dennis Sager .... scoring engineer
Patti Zimmitti .... music contractor
Transportation Department
Victor Anderson .... transportation coordinator
Paul Jones .... driver
Other crew
Guy Adan .... unit publicist
Sherif Ahmed .... stand-in
Ben Alexander .... assistant to director
Cathy Andrade .... construction accountant
Elaine Bass .... title design consultant
Saul Bass .... title designer
Aloura Melissa Charles .... production office assistant (as Aloura Charles)
Kristin Claiborne .... assistant production coordinator
Paul Conkling .... stand-in
Tara Ann Culp .... assistant: Mr. Grazer
Gregory Dunigan .... assistant production office coordinator: re-shoots
Pablo Ferro .... title designer (final cut)
Michael Flynn .... rear projectionist
Russ Gething .... stand-in
Jane Goldsmith .... script supervisor
Hilton A. Green .... technical advisor
Noelle Green .... production coordinator (as Noelle Chapin)
Rick Halpern .... production office assistant
Jay Hernandez .... assistant: Dany Wolf
Jon Joseph .... assistant: Mr. Wolf
Vince Lamarche .... fly wrangler (as Vince LaMarche)
Rose Marie .... adr voice
Peter McKernan Sr. .... safety pilot
Peter McKernan .... helicopter pilot (as Peter McKernan Jr.)
Karen P. Morris .... first assistant production accountant
Dina Morrone .... adr voice
Jenni Muro .... production office assistant
Jennifer Muro .... production office assistant
Julius 'Butch' Naveira .... payroll accountant
Stephanie Neroes .... production assistant
Glenn Nicol .... production accountant
Andrea Nunn .... stand-in
John Polyhar .... production office assistant
Marshall Schlom .... technical advisor
Burton Sharp .... adr group coordinator
Talley Singer .... production secretary (as Taylor Singer)
Hallie Singleton .... stand-in
Lindsay Sloane .... assistant: Mr. Grazer
Cherie Smid .... owl trainer
Phil Smith .... bird wrangler
Jill Stapley .... assistant accountant
Dan Sullivan .... assistant: Mr. Grazer
Jules Sylvester .... spider wrangler
George L. Tarrant Jr. .... production assistant
Mark H. Weingartner .... rear projection supervisor
Mark Chambers .... production safety (uncredited)
Tommaso Rossellini .... presenter (uncredited)
Patricia Hitchcock .... special thanks (as Pat Hitchcock)
John Woo .... special thanks

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Rated R for violence and sexuality/nudity
105 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

A sign for the Bates Motel reads "Newly Renovated."See more »
Continuity: Sam tells Norman that he doesn't like the look of the sky, yet when Lila walks up to the house, the sky is clear.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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91 out of 116 people found the following review useful.
So-so, until you compare it to the original – then it's poor, 15 June 2002
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

Marion Crane steals $400,000 and is escaping to meet her boyfriend. When she gets tired during a stormy night she stops at the Bates motel. When she goes missing her sister, boyfriend and a private detective start to look for her. However the Bates motel run by Norman and his mother is a place of many secrets.

Remakes are regular things nowadays, but carbon copies are rare. This is a lift in terms of dialogue, shots almost everything at times. The big question is why? As a film in its own right it's not terrible but comparing it to the original it literally pales in comparison (despite the colour!). Why did we need this – sure on some level it may reach those who haven't seen the original and don't want to watch an 'old' film. But really – why should we indulge the multiplexers who refuse to watch anything made before 1991?

It's not bad – it's poor a poor relation of the original. In the UK we often get 50th anniversary etc re-releases of old films nationwide (admittedly not in all cinemas), in fact Psycho was out a few years ago. So the idea that a cheap copy is good because it'll help open it up to new audiences.

The cast are all OK – until you watch the original. Then Vaughn stands out as doing a poor imitation, Heche is nowhere near Leigh and Julianne Moore has too much 'strong woman' baggage from other roles to do well. Admittedly the all-star cast gives weight to the roles that were relatively minor – Macy, Mortensen, Forster, James LeGros, Philip Baker Hall etc – although really the question is why they all queued up to be in this toss!

Overall it's so-so as a film. However when you compare it to the original it's really a poor show and, because it's a carbon copy, you can't help but compare it line for line, scene for scene, actor for actor.

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