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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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4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In a grisly ironic twist in timing, the murderer of Janet Leigh's shower stand-in was finally discovered. Myra Jones appeared in some of Alfred Hitchcock's film, notably as a splayed hand. She was raped and murdered in 1988 at the age of seventy-one. Her killer was arrested and charged just days after the film's premiere. See more »

Goofs

The bell on the office desk moves between when Marion Crane first arrives and when she and Bates enter the office together. (4:3 TV version only. In the wide-screen version, nothing is visible on the motel desk when Marion first enters the office upon arriving. The bell is only visible while Marion registers.) 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

Some of the opening credits split apart, just as the original's did. They segue into the opening shot of Phoenix, Arizona. See more »

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Referenced in The Psycho Legacy (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Weepy Donuts
Written by Bill Frisell, Wayne Horvitz, Featuring "Psycho" themes by Bernard Herrmann
Performed by Bill Frisell and Wayne Horvitz
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User Reviews

 
How did Van Sant get financing for this? That's the real question.
7 March 2017 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

"Psycho" isn't the worst movie I've ever seen, but it . . . aw, it's terrible. An utterly soulless exercise in mimicry with an awful cast. what I really missed was Anthony Perkins; the guy had a clean- cut look that subverted his madness. But Vince Vaughn just screams serial killer. That's why none of this works. The stylistic choices are all ham-fisted, and there's no suspense because we're too busy comparing it to the original. And because it's "shot-for-shot", that's a hundred times worse than your average remake - most of which , by the way, usually bring something new to the table. Not here.

Avoid at all costs. This is not worth it.

2/10

One question, if I may . . . While we're on the subject of shot duplication, why the hell would you throw in an image of Heche hanging over the side of the tub? It deviates from the original, doesn't do your actress any favors (as Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman will certainly attest), and it's just asking for future Internet meme infamy.


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