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Psycho (1998)

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

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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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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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4 December 1998 (USA)  »

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Psicosis  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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$10,031,850 (USA) (6 December 1998)

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$21,456,130 (USA)
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When Gus Van Sant cameos in the same scene Alfred Hitchcock did in the original, he's talking to a man in a cowboy hat. Apparently it's supposed to be Hitchcock scolding Van Sant. See more »

Goofs

In the hardware store, we see the lady that bought insecticide walk past Lila toward the front of the store, but never hear or see her leave. Arbogast has been standing outside the door with his face close to the glass watching Sam and Lila but he did not move to allow the lady to exit. Also, the bells on the door do not sound until Arbogast enters. See more »

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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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Thanks to John Woo for use of his kitchen knife. See more »


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On the Sunny Side of the Street
Written by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields
Performed by Jo Stafford
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"If you don't jell, it's not Jello, and this just ain't jelling"
17 October 2006 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I know curiosity killed the cat, but I simply had to see the remake of Psycho, especially after being on such a Hitchcok journey recently and knowing his work. I've watched the original Psycho though since I was a kid, I knew how to respect it and not only that, it was an excellent movie! One of the best, in fact! The first thing I said when I heard about the remake was "How do you remake perfection?". I stuck to that as well, but I think I have a more open mind now and figured maybe it was a way of introducing Psycho to a new generation.

But this turned into a total insult and slap to the face of the original Psycho. I know this has been said, but I watched the making of this film, and the director was like "Oh, I just want to update it and shoot each scene shot by shot like the original"... what's the friggin' point?! OK, but I want to judge this movie on it's own, despite it's insulting blows the original. I mean, the acting wasn't up to par, but honestly, it looked like the actors just watched the original and just memorized the lines from there and made it their crappy own.

Watching the making of this film, I wanted to slap Anne Hasche, she said "I've never seen the original, I just wanted to work with Gus." Ooh, that made me angry, because frankly, it's not just that, she really sucked in this role as Marian, she wasn't convincing, not to mention her shower scene really was horrible. Vince Vaughn didn't make... let's just put it this way, the film was horribly miscasted. This was a sin against film and on it's own, this was actually a bad movie. It was too much and destroyed what could've been a new introduction for a new generation. But to Gus, leave the film making the one's who KNOW WHAT THEY'RE DOING!

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