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Psycho II (1983)

After twenty-two years of psychiatric care, Norman Bates attempts to return to a life of solitude, but the specters of his crimes - and his mother - continue to haunt him.

Director:

Richard Franklin

Writers:

Tom Holland, Robert Bloch (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Perkins ... Norman Bates
Vera Miles ... Lila Loomis
Meg Tilly ... Mary Loomis
Robert Loggia ... Dr. Bill Raymond
Dennis Franz ... Warren Toomey
Hugh Gillin ... Sheriff John Hunt
Claudia Bryar ... Mrs. Emma Spool
Robert Alan Browne ... Ralph Statler
Ben Hartigan Ben Hartigan ... Judge
Lee Garlington ... Myrna
Tim Maier Tim Maier ... Josh
Jill Carroll ... Kim
Chris Hendrie ... Deputy Pool
Tom Holland ... Deputy Norris
Michael Lomazow Michael Lomazow ... D.A.
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Storyline

Now declared legally sane, Norman Bates is released from a mental institution after spending 22 years in confinement over the protests of Marion Crane's sister Lila Loomis, who insists that he's still a killer and that the court's indifference to his victims by releasing him is a gross miscarriage of justice. Norman returns to his motel and the old Victorian mansion where his troubles started, and history predictably begins to repeat itself. Written by alfiehitchie

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the shower! See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Psicosis 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,310,244, 5 June 1983

Gross USA:

$34,725,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There are two characters with a last name Loomis. Loomis was the name of the doctor in Halloween (1978). See more »

Goofs

In Psycho 1 Norman tells Marion when she s checking into Bates motel "There s a big diner 10 miles up the road just outside of Fairdale." When she asks if she s that close to Fairdale Norman replies "15 miles(from the motel)", meaning that it s only 5 miles from the diner to Fairdale, that the diner is closer to Fairdale than it is to Bates motel. In this film Nornan tells Mary the diner is closer to his home and motel than it is to Fairdale. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Norman Bates: [voice-over] Mother, oh God, Mother. Blood! Blood!
Judge: The basis of the staff report Norman Bates is judged returned to sanity and is ordered released at will.
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Alternate Versions

Scenes of gore were shortened in the original theatrical version. However, the current Region 1 DVD includes all gore as well as some slightly longer scenes. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Piano Sonata Op. 27, No. 2 'Moonlight'
(uncredited)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played by Anthony Perkins
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One of the best sequels known to man
12 February 1999 | by BeegeeSee all my reviews

When I went to my local video store a year and half ago, I noticed that there were no less than four "psycho" movies there. Having seen the original, I figured that they would all be cash-ins. Two weeks ago I finally hired psycho 2 in to finally prove my point to myself. I was wrong. This movie has everything a sequel to psycho could need. A great plot (probably better than the first one's), excellent direction, and great acting. Perkins is so much better here than in the original psycho that one can't help thinking it's a shame that he passed away. There are heaps of reasons to see this movie, and very few not to if you're a suspense fan. If you liked the original you'll love this, and even if you didn't you'll still love it.


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