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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
Jeff Fahey ... Duane
Roberta Maxwell ... Tracy
Hugh Gillin ... Sheriff John Hunt
Lee Garlington ... Myrna
Robert Alan Browne ... 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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Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the shower! 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:

$3,238,401, 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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Trivia

In an interview with American Movie Classics just before his death, Anthony Perkins admitted he was not up to the task of directing this film, feeling his technical knowledge to be too limited. 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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Connections

Followed by Psycho (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Dirty Street
Music by Carter Burwell & Steve Bray
Written by Steve Bray & Stanton-Miranda
Performed by Stanton-Miranda
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A nightmarish journey by multi-coloured lantern lights...
28 June 2007 | by markbeynonSee all my reviews

Derided and ridiculed as just another 80's slice em' and dice em' gore-fest, this film has been criminally overlooked and underrated for over twenty years. What the vast majority have seemed to miss is the subtlety and richness of a beautifully lensed film which provides one of the most chilling atmospheres to a mainstream horror movie.

Anthony Perkins showcases just how adept he is both in front of and behind the camera in his directorial debut, and it is a crying shame that we didn't get to enjoy any further nightmarish visions. Re-watch this work of genius and see for yourselves.

10/10


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