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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Norman Bates
... Lila Loomis
... Mary Loomis
... Dr. Bill Raymond
... Warren Toomey
... Sheriff John Hunt
... Mrs. Emma Spool
... Ralph Statler
Ben Hartigan ... Judge
... Myrna
Tim Maier ... Josh
... Kim
... Deputy Pool
... Deputy Norris
Michael Lomazow ... D.A.
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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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It's 22 years later, and Norman Bates is coming home. See more »


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3 June 1983 (USA)  »

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Psicosis 2  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,310,244, 5 June 1983

Gross USA:

$34,725,000
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Quentin Tarantino has stated that this is one of his favorite films, and that he prefers it to Psycho (1960). See more »

Goofs

The Bates house has a coal-burning furnace and at least two fireplaces, but the single chimney visible on the roof is not in the correct position to serve as a vent for any of them. 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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Referenced in The American Nightmare (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Sonata Op. 13 'Pathétique'
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Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played and whistled by Anthony Perkins
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Unexpectedly good
19 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

I first saw this movie as a horror loving kid, and I loved it. But then, as a grownup, I was reluctant to watch it again since so many films I loved as a kid turned out to be junk, after all. Since I'm a big Meg Tilly fan, I kinda wanted to keep my good memories... so I watched it again, for the same reason (go figure).

Well, it was even better than I remembered. Anthony Perkins gives a truly moving performance, and it's an accomplishment in itself considering the fact that it's an 80's horror movie - not to mentioned the legacy of the first. But the actor proposed a completely convincing continuation of the character. And yes, Tilly is quite good; not at all your average damsel in distress. I wish she'd consider a comeback (she was the ultimate wicked step-mom in Body Snatchers).

All in all, a very nice surprise, and certainly no disgrace to the original.


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