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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 ... 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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Trivia

Director of Photography Bruce Surtees once quizzed Perkins about his blocking of an upcoming shot, figuring the star would have been unprepared as this was his first directing job. To his surprise, Perkins had blocked out the whole scene and knew what cameras and lenses to use for the scene. Surtees never asked Perkins another question about blocking scenes after that. See more »

Goofs

On arrival back from the restaurant, the light in Mrs Bates' bedroom is on. However, when Maureen looks towards it and sees the figure at the window, the light is off. 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 Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Catherine Mary
Music by Carter Burwell & Steve Bray
Written by Stanton-Miranda
Performed by Stanton-Miranda
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User Reviews

GOOD HORROR SCENES-
11 March 1999 | by suelyonSee all my reviews

It's got a lot of sex comments and overtones, but if you can overlook those, it's quite funny. The part where the police officer eats the blood-coated ice cubes unknowingly is GREAT! Bit of nudity,etc. The only unbelievable part is when Duke doesn't die after all the concussions!!!


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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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