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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:

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:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Anthony Perkins (Norman Bates) and Virginia Gregg (Norma Bates) are the only actors to reprise their roles from Psycho (1960) while the two of them, Hugh Gillin (Sheriff John Hunt), Robert Alan Browne (Ralph Statler) and Lee Garlington (Myrna) are the only actors to reprise their roles from Psycho II (1983). See more »

Goofs

When Maureen pays for her $25.95 room Duke returns her change as two coins. No combination of two American coins adds up to five cents. 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 »

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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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The most underrated Psycho Film.
19 March 2003 | by dmc102See all my reviews

I'm not lying, appart from Psycho IV (The concept had died out by then) this is the most underrated Psycho film. And, no matter what anyone says, if you like either Psycho or 1980's horror flix, you should like this. Perkins revises his role and the supporting cast help him along in his ageing role as geeky motel-man "Stormin'" Norman Bates. Mother takes on an even more horrific theme and the madness of Perkins is far more obvious. Perkins directs well and reveals things in a very Hitchcock style, and, even though the Hitch sertainly would NOT approve of this film, I liked it. The comedy ellement is combined with the horror. The spoof of the shower scene left me rolling on the floor (if you can laugh at that sort of thing!). The main problem is the high rating of the film (R in the States and 18 in Britain). The Hitch went through his career taking care of what he showed people, and by this stage in the Bates saga, it was just a see all know all knife flick. 7.5/10 (Not as good as Psycho II) Rated R. Contains scenes of a Sexual Nature, Nudity, Swearing and scenes that some viewers may find disturbing.


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