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Psycho (1998)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Norman Bates
... Marion Crane
... Lila Crane
... Sam Loomis
... Milton Arbogast
... Dr. Simon
... Sheriff Chambers
... Mrs. Chambers
... Tom Cassidy
... Mr. Lowery
... Caroline
... Patrolman
... Car Dealer (as James LeGros)
Steven Clark Pachosa ... Police Guard
O.B. Babbs ... Mechanic
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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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Check in. Relax. Take a shower. See more »


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

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4 December 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Psicosis  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,031,850, 6 December 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,456,130

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,685,000
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In the original Psycho (1960), Alfred Hitchcock wanted his opening shot to be a long, complete pan/zoom over the city into Marion's hotel room. Sadly, the technology was not yet perfected, and he achieved his effect through a series of pans and dissolves. The new Gus Van Sant remake does a complete travelling shot, as Hitchcock had intended. See more »

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The helicopter carrying the camera is visible on the mirrored windows of the first building in the opening shot. 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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The logo for Imagine[inc.] drips in blood instead of water See more »

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References Six Days Seven Nights (1998) See more »

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What We Do Is Secret
Written by Darby Crash, Pat Smear
Performed by The Germs
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dreadful & embarrassing
2 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

A horrendous film, ill-conceived and crude. The acting of Anne Heche and Vince Vaughan is so inferior to that of Perkins and Leigh in the original version they have to be seen to be believed. There was no reason to make this picture, which only highlights how accomplished and brilliant Hitchcock was, and how inimitable. Also, there's a creeping, pervasive insensitivity in the film that isn't there in the first film. Hitchcock's Psycho was scary and shocking, but one could genuinely feel for all concerned, even the pitiful Norman Bates. There were moments of pathos, irony and fey humor the remake doesn't have. One of the best things about Hitchcock's film was its incredible and intuitive depth and sense of nuance, of when to cut away and when to show something, on whether to use a close-up or long shot, on whether to make an actor sympathetic and when to make him frightening, and so forth. The remake has none of these qualities and doesn't even try for them. It's an idiotic exercise that I'm amazed even got released.


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