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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
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
Jeff Crandell .... location manager
Tara Ann Culp .... assistant: Mr. Grazer
Gregory Dunigan .... assistant production office coordinator: re-shoots
Timothy Falconer .... assistant location manager (as Tim Falconer)
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?

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 »
Continuity: The bell on the office desk moves between when Marion Crane first arrives and when she and Bates enter the office together. (4:3 TV version only. In the wide-screen version, nothing is visible on the motel desk when Marion first enters the office upon arriving. The bell is only visible while Marion registers.)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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73 out of 120 people found the following review useful.
Quite Possibly the Worst Film Ever, 11 March 2003
Author: truthbealiar

I know that the original Psycho was a classic and remaking it was a mistake, ESPECIALLY a shot-by-shot remake. I think that that has been more or less proven by the rest of the comments here. But there's far more wrong with this movie than just that.

The first problem is the color. The original film was shot in black and white but, what few people realize is, the original was shot AFTER color film had been invented. The choice of black and white film was partially a budget concern, but it was also a stylistic choice of Hitchcock's. Now, this is not to say that the remake should have been redone in black and white, but the colors of this movie are all too wrong. The most predominant colors in the film are orange and green, particularly on Marion who is not supposed to be a flashy character. The bright colors make it look like a happy movie and, when horrific events take place in these color schemes, it looks like a cartoon more than anything and the audience is inclined to laugh rather than scream.

The second problem is the lighting. This is a dark dark tale which should be highlighted by dim lighting, but this remake seemed not only to fail in this but seemed to go in the OPPOSITE direction. Most of the scenes are very brightly lit, even at times when it is illogical to do so because it's at NIGHT!

Another obvious problem is Vince Vaughn's performance. Yes, he does pull off Norman Bate's awkwardness and madness quite well, I don't deny him that. But there is one element to the character that he failed to show: the softness. There should be a certain deceptive friendliness to the character, at least at first, which then fades away once we realize the truth about him. Beyond being a character trait of Norman Bates, this is a recognized character trait of ALL PSYCHOPATHS!!!!

There are a few good aspects of this film. Some of the performances are great. As I said, Vince Vaughn came very close to pulling off a decent portrayal of Norman Bates. Viggo Mortensen and Juliane Moore were great together and their chemistry was very different from the characters in the original, which was a welcome change. Anne Heche may have been atrocious but, unlike Janet Leigh who was untruthfully advertised as one of the biggest stars of the film, Anne Heche was given last billing in the opening credits.

I read on the cover of a copy of the Psycho novel that Gus Van Sant claimed this was not a remake of the Hitchcock film but rather a new adaptation of the original novel. I now wish that I had bought that book and saved the comment because, after seeing this film, that comment is quite possibly the funniest thing I have ever seen. There was no attempt in this film to disguise the fact that it was a rip off of the original, and it would be far more believable if Van Sant had tried to tell us that he was really a three ton ape from the planet Zafroomulax. So many shots were copied exactly without any actual thought as to why Hitchcock had composed the original shot in that way. Such as the scene in which Sam and Lila are talking while their faces are entirely covered in shadow. Hitchcock covered these actors' faces in shadow because he thought they were bad actors and wanted to hide their faces so nobody could see their awful performances, not because of any artistic or stylistic purpose.

In other words, my review is about as pointless as the movie itself in that it replicates something that's already been said. Like everyone else here, I reccommend you don't waste your time on this film and get the original.

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