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In this remake of Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece, Anne Heche takes over Janet Leigh's role of Marion Crane, a young secretary whose boyfriend, Sam Loomis, has troubles paying off a debt and his wife's alimony. One day, a rich client of her boss buys a house with $400,000 in cash. To fix her problems, Marion steals the money and heads out to California to live her dream life with Sam. But she gets lost in a bad storm and stops at the Bates Motel, where the proprietor, Norman Bates, lives a very troubled life with his dominating mother, whom he lives with in their house on the hill next to the motel. A week later, Marion has vanished and no one can find her or the stolen money, not even Sam, her sister, Lila, or a private detective who has been hired to find Marion and the money. But a deadly secret is waiting to be discovered inside the Bates house.
Check in. Unpack. Relax. Take a shower. [Theatrical]
Release Date: December 04, 1998
Runtime: 105 mins
All Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Sound: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS
IMDB Rating: 4.6
Buried.com Rating: 5.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With P
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for violence and sexuality/nudity.
Gus Van Sant
Vince Vaughn ...Norman Bates
Anne Heche ...Marion Crane
Julianne Moore ...Lila Crane
Viggo Mortensen ...Samuel 'Sam' Loomis
William H. Macy ...Milton Arbogast
Robert Forster ...Dr. Fred Simon
Philip Baker Hall ...Sheriff Al Chambers
Anne Haney ...Mrs. Eliza Chambers
Chad Everett ...Tom Cassidy
Rance Howard ...Mr. Lowery
Rita Wilson ...Caroline
James Remar ...Patrolman
James LeGros ...Charlie the Car Dealer
Steven Clark Pachosa ...Police Guard
O.B. Babbs ...Mechanic
Flea ...Bob Summerfield
Marjorie Lovett ...Woman Customer
Ryan Cutrona ...Chief of Police
Ken Jenkins ...District Attorney
Roy Brocksmith ...Man in Cowboy Hat outside Realty Office
Rose Marie ...Norma Bates (voice)
Gus Van Sant ...Man Talking to Man in Cowboy Hat
Gus Van Sant
Psycho Horror Film Trailer 1
"Put It On"
More Movie Taglines:
- Check in. Unpack. Relax. Take a shower. [Theatrical]
- A recreation of the nightmare that started it all...
- We all go a little mad sometimes...yes...sometimes once is enough
- They'll see, they'll know and they'll say."Why she wouldn't even harm a fly."
- The Classic Story of a Boy and His Mother
- Check in. Relax. Take a shower.
- A new vision of the classic nightmare.
- Norman Bates: A boy's best friend is his mother.
Norman Bates: We all go a little mad sometimes.
[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?
[last lines] Norman Bates' Mother: It is sad when a mother has to speak the words that condemn her own son. I can't allow them to think I would commit murder. They'll put him away now as I should have years ago. He was always bad and in the end he intended to tell them I killed those girls and that man, as if I could do anything but just sit and stare like one of his stuffed birds. They know I can't move a finger and I want to just sit here and be quiet just in case they suspect me. They're probably watching me. Well, let them. Let them see what kind of a person I am. I'm not even going to swat that fly. I hope they are watching... they'll see. They'll see and they'll know, and they'll say, "Why, she wouldn't even harm a fly..."
Norman Bates: Are you sure you wouldn't like to stay just a little while longer? Just for talk?
- As Anne Heche approaches the car dealership where she exchanges cars, she passes a bus stop displaying a poster for Six Days Seven Nights (1998) in which she stars with Harrison Ford.
Viggo Mortensen starred in another Hitchcock remake the same year, A Perfect Murder (1998). In both movies he is the female protagonist's lover, begins the first scene of each film in bed with her, and is involved in a crime involving an identical amount of $400,000.
Robert Forster is featured in another Alfred Hitchcock remake this year: Rear Window (1998) (TV).
During filming, Gus Van Sant brought along a DVD player and played the original Psycho (1960), and they used it for reference. When he spotted a mistake (a door opening without a key), van Sant decided to put the same mistake into his film.
The kitchen knife is credited as belonging to John Woo.
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