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Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990)

Norman Bates recalls his childhood with his abusive mother while fearing his unborn child will inherit his split personality disorder.

Director:

Mick Garris

Writers:

Joseph Stefano, Robert Bloch (based on characters created by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Perkins ... Norman Bates
Henry Thomas ... Young Norman Bates
Olivia Hussey ... Norma Bates
CCH Pounder ... Fran Ambrose
Warren Frost ... Dr. Leo Richmond
Donna Mitchell ... Connie Bates
Tom Schuster Tom Schuster ... Chet Rudolph (as Thomas Schuster)
Sharen Camille Sharen Camille ... Holly
Bobbi Evors Bobbi Evors ... Gloria
John Landis ... Mike Calveccio
Kurt Paul Kurt Paul ... Raymond Linette
Louis Crume Louis Crume ... George Emeric
Cynthia Garris ... Ellen Stevens
Doreen Chalmers Doreen Chalmers ... Mrs. Lane
Alice Hirson ... Mother (voice)
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Storyline

Norman Bates returns for this prequel, once more having mommy trouble. This time around he is invited to share memories of mom with a radio talk show host, but the PSYCHO fears that he may kill again for his beloved is impregnated with his child and Norman cannot let another PSYCHO loose in the civilized world. Written by Eric Creed

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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You've met Norman... now meet Mother. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Psicosis IV: El comienzo See more »

Filming Locations:

Orlando, Florida, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Anthony Perkins saw the first screening of the film, he called it the best out of all the Psycho sequels. See more »

Goofs

In Psycho, Norman said that the motel wasn't built until Mrs. Bates met her lover. In this film, the motel is built years before the two met. See more »

Quotes

Norman Bates: All that faith and no potatoes.
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Connections

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I Love It
2 December 2001 | by The CreeperSee all my reviews

I Love It. At last we get to go back where It All Started. For Years I Had Always Wished I Could Find out what happened before Psycho. Know We Know. I Also Like This Film because we Can Understand Norman More. Know why he Commits such Devious Crimes. I Also Had been Waiting to "Meet" Mother. A Must Have For All Psycho Fans.


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