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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.

Director:

Gus Van Sant

Writers:

Robert Bloch (novel), Joseph Stefano (screenplay)
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Cast

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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Check in. Unpack. Relax. Take a shower. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Psicosis See more »

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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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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Robert Forster received the script, he believed the producers had accidentally sent him a copy of the script for Psycho (1960), and had his agent contact the producers to request a copy of the new script. Director Gus Van Sant then personally contacted Forster to confirm that they were in fact using the exact same script from the original movie. See more »

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When Bates is rolling Marion's car into the lake, the taillights are filled with water from previous takes. 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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Crazy Credits

If you look closely at the swamp after the ending credits, the water turns to blood. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Horrible Bosses/Zookeeper (2011) 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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25 April 2003 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

The most disposable movie in the history of cinema?This one is a strong contender!Why waste so much money for such a pointless useless work? The only difference between the HItchcock classic and this poor imitation is color,wide screen and Leila's Walkman!!A movie which's supposed to generate thrills and fear leaves me completely indifferent.

Now you' re going to tell me it will urge the young generations to see the original?balderdash!This "psycho 1998" is a giant spoiler.

They could have done something different,for instance ,by casting an actor closer to Bloch 's Bates ,an obese man.They content themselves with an obnoxious rehash!A pox on it!and long live Alfred Hitchcock!


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