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Psycho III (1986)

Norman Bates falls in love with a fallen nun who stays at the Bates Motel alongside a drifter and a curious reporter. Meanwhile, "mother" is still watching.

Director:

Anthony Perkins

Writers:

Charles Edward Pogue, Robert Bloch (characters)
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Perkins ... Norman Bates
Diana Scarwid ... Maureen Coyle
Jeff Fahey ... Duane Duke
Roberta Maxwell ... Tracy Venable
Hugh Gillin ... Sheriff John Hunt
Lee Garlington ... Myrna
Robert Alan Browne ... Ralph Statler
Gary Bayer Gary Bayer ... Father Brian
Patience Cleveland ... Sister Margaret
Juliette Cummins ... Red
Steve Guevara Steve Guevara ... Deputy Leo
Kay Heberle Kay Heberle ... Ruthie
Donovan Scott ... Kyle
Karen Hensel Karen Hensel ... Sister Catherine
Jack Murdock Jack Murdock ... Lou
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Storyline

Norman Bates is back again running his "quiet" little motel a month after the events in Psycho II. Norman meets three new people, one being a beautiful young nun with whom his budding relationship is beginning to make his "Mother" jealous. He also hires a young man in need of a job to take care of the motel. A snooping reporter is showing interest in Norman's case. What will these new friends do for Norman? Written by nxvaeh

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Norman Bates is back home with Mother again! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 July 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Psicosis 3 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,238,400, 6 July 1986

Gross USA:

$14,481,606

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,481,606
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Diana Scarwid's bare bottom nude scene was performed by Brinke Stevens. See more »

Goofs

The Bates Motel address and phone number are both show during a scene indicating it's on California Highway 113 and the area code is 805. Fairvale is a fictional town which is located out in the desert somewhere in California. California State Route 113 runs from Solano County to Sutter County which there is no desert through that section of California's Central Valley. And the 805 area code is on the coast from San Luis Obispo County to Ventura County, which are both away from the deserts in California. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Maureen Coyle: There is no God!
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Alternate Versions

The television version has a completely different beginning with titles that appear before Maureen is seen. Also, the first thing heard on the television version is not "there is no God". When Maureen leaves the convent, the television version has narration giving information about Maureen. The beginning titles do not appear while she is walking to the highway in this version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cinematic Excrement: Under the Cherry Moon (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

The Scream Of Love
Music by Carter Burwell
Written by Steve Bray & David Sanborn
Performed by Carter Burwell, Steve Bray, & David Sanborn
MCA Records
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NORMAN BATES IS CRAZIER THAN EVER IN THE BEST PSYCHO YET!
20 April 2000 | by killer13See all my reviews

Psycho 3***1/2[3 1/2 Stars]- This is truly the best Psycho and one of the best slashers ever made. Anthony Perkins gives his best performance as Norman Bates yet and he directs just as well as Alfred Hitchcock in his directorial day-view. Better and more killing scenes. Norman Bates is crazier than ever and in this movie hes a true psycho. The whole truth about Normans mother is revealed and the ending is awesome with a great twist.


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