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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)

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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

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Certificate:

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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:

$3,238,401, 7 July 1986

Gross USA:

$14,481,606
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Anthony Perkins' directorial debut. See more »

Goofs

When Duke's girlfriend is struggling with the locked ice machine, we see Norman walk past her to unlock it. But we never hear nor see him actually unlock it. He just lifts the lid. 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

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Soundtracks

Catherine Mary
Music by Carter Burwell & Steve Bray
Written by Stanton-Miranda
Performed by Stanton-Miranda
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Return To Bates Motel
9 April 2001 | by aesgaard41See all my reviews

Leave it to Anthony Perkins, probably the only person who knows Norman Bates better than creator Robert Bloch or director Alfred Hitchcock, to create and have a hand in Norman's descent into madness and subsequent struggle for normalcy. After the circumstances that drove him mad in the last movie, he tries to return to sanity by befriending and romancing another disturbed woman he considers his soul-mate. Diana Scarwid has a fine role as a near clone of the Janet Leigh character as she herself flashes between reality and confusion. Norman is her hero, and she is his queen in this unrequited love story. Jeff Fahey is the jerk and opportunist who throws the wrench in the works just as Norman tries to forget mother and what she does to him. The murders are gratuitous as if to compete with Jason and Freddie and there is some tongue-in-cheek dark humor directed as the series as Murphy proves time and time again: what can go wrong, will.


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