A young female embezzler arrives at the Bates Motel, which has terrible secrets of its own.

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Gus Van Sant

Writers:

Robert Bloch (novel), Joseph Stefano (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vince Vaughn ... Norman Bates
Anne Heche ... Marion Crane
Julianne Moore ... Lila Crane
Viggo Mortensen ... Sam Loomis
William H. Macy ... Milton Arbogast
Robert Forster ... Dr. Simon
Philip Baker Hall ... Sheriff Chambers
Anne Haney ... Mrs. Chambers
Chad Everett ... Tom Cassidy
Rance Howard ... Mr. Lowery
Rita Wilson ... Caroline
James Remar ... Patrolman
James Le Gros ... Car Dealer (as James LeGros)
Steven Clark Pachosa Steven Clark Pachosa ... Police Guard
O.B. Babbs O.B. Babbs ... Mechanic
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Storyline

Marion Crane steals a lot of cash from a man whom her boss is in business with. On the way to see her boyfriend, she stops off by an old motel, run by the odd Norman Bates. She is murdered in the shower. Her sister, boyfriend, and a private investigator try to find out where she is, while we learn more about Norman Bates. Written by Jordan Sharp <rainman88@earthlink.net>

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A new vision of the classic nightmare. See more »


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Rated R for violence and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Robert Forster's character's name is Dr. Simon, named after the actor who originally played the role, Simon Oakland. See more »

Goofs

When the stabbed Marion Crane leans against the wall, she leaves a horizontal blood print on the tiles. All the wounds on her back are vertical. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Samuel 'Sam' Loomis: You never did eat your lunch, did you?
Marion Crane: I better get back to the office. These extended lunch hours give my boss excess acid.
Samuel 'Sam' Loomis: Why don't you call your boss and tell him you're taking the rest of the afternoon off? Its Friday, anyway - and hot.
Marion Crane: What do I do with my free afternoon? Walk you to the airport?
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What We Do Is Secret
Written by Darby Crash and Pat Smear
Performed by The Germs
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An Interesting Exercise If Nothing More
7 August 2020 | by michellegriffin-04989See all my reviews

Watchable in a film school project kind of way, but its obsession with trying to do everything exactly like Hitchcock's version leaves it cold and emotionless. Who'd have ever thought seeing Marion Crane slashed to death in a shower would inspire nothing more than a simple shrug? As a stand alone movie, it doesn't work very well.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Psycho See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,031,850, 6 December 1998

Gross USA:

$21,485,655

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,170,655
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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