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Psycho II (1983)

After twenty-two years of psychiatric care, Norman Bates attempts to return to a life of solitude, but the specters of his crimes - and his mother - continue to haunt him.

Director:

Richard Franklin

Writers:

Tom Holland, Robert Bloch (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Perkins ... Norman Bates
Vera Miles ... Lila Loomis
Meg Tilly ... Mary Loomis
Robert Loggia ... Dr. Bill Raymond
Dennis Franz ... Warren Toomey
Hugh Gillin ... Sheriff John Hunt
Claudia Bryar ... Mrs. Emma Spool
Robert Alan Browne ... Ralph Statler
Ben Hartigan Ben Hartigan ... Judge
Lee Garlington ... Myrna
Tim Maier Tim Maier ... Josh
Jill Carroll ... Kim
Chris Hendrie ... Deputy Pool
Tom Holland ... Deputy Norris
Michael Lomazow Michael Lomazow ... D.A.
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Storyline

Now declared legally sane, Norman Bates is released from a mental institution after spending 22 years in confinement over the protests of Marion Crane's sister Lila Loomis, who insists that he's still a killer and that the court's indifference to his victims by releasing him is a gross miscarriage of justice. Norman returns to his motel and the old Victorian mansion where his troubles started, and history predictably begins to repeat itself. Written by alfiehitchie

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Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Psycho II See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,310,244, 5 June 1983

Gross USA:

$34,725,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures,Oak See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film is not based on the 1982 novel of the same name by Robert Bloch. See more »

Goofs

Near the middle of the movie, Mary exclaims "who?" when Sheriff Hunt states this is Warren Toomey's car, which was being extracted from the marsh at the time. She had already met Toomey at the Bate's Motel along with Norman and encountered him and his unruly behavior at the diner were she worked. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Norman Bates: [voice-over] Mother, oh God, Mother. Blood! Blood!
Judge: The basis of the staff report Norman Bates is judged returned to sanity and is ordered released at will.
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Alternate Versions

The television version includes various extra takes, including one when Norman is on the porch of the house and he says goodbye to Dr. Raymond. See more »


Soundtracks

Piano Sonata Op. 27, No. 2 'Moonlight'
(uncredited)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played by Anthony Perkins
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One of the best sequels known to man
12 February 1999 | by BeegeeSee all my reviews

When I went to my local video store a year and half ago, I noticed that there were no less than four "psycho" movies there. Having seen the original, I figured that they would all be cash-ins. Two weeks ago I finally hired psycho 2 in to finally prove my point to myself. I was wrong. This movie has everything a sequel to psycho could need. A great plot (probably better than the first one's), excellent direction, and great acting. Perkins is so much better here than in the original psycho that one can't help thinking it's a shame that he passed away. There are heaps of reasons to see this movie, and very few not to if you're a suspense fan. If you liked the original you'll love this, and even if you didn't you'll still love it.


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