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FULL SYNOPSIS

A sequel to one of the most popular horror films of all time, this psychological thriller received a pleasantly surprised, positive critical reception. Anthony Perkins returns as Norman Bates, who has just been released from an insane asylum after 22 years, having been judged clinically sane by the State of California over the objections of Lila Crane Loomis (Vera Miles), sister to one of Norman's murder victims. Norman returns home to the hotel and hilltop mansion he once inhabited with his mother. As a parole condition, Norman is hired at a local diner, where he struggles to join mainstream society, despite the stares of patrons aware of his past. At the diner, Norman befriends Mary (Meg Tilly), a waitress, and it seems that he may be putting some semblance of a life back together. But then Norman begins to experience hallucinatory encounters with his long-dead mother, including a handwritten note, a phone call, and a sighting of her standing at her favorite window. Is Norman's psychosis manifesting itself again, or are old enemies attempting to drive him back into an institution? As the pressure mounts, bodies pile up, and Norman's fragile hold on normality becomes more and more tenuous. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast

Anthony Perkins
as Norman Bates
Vera Miles
as Lila Loomis
Meg Tilly
as Mary
Robert Loggia
as Dr. Raymond
Dennis Franz
as Toomey
Hugh Gillin
as Sheriff Hunt
Claudia Bryar
as Mrs. Spool
Ben Hartigan
as Judge
Lee Garlington
as Myrna
Tim Maier
as Josh
Jill Carroll
as Kim
Chris Hendrie
as Dep.Pool
Tom Holland
as Dep. Norris
Thaddeus Smith
as Deputy Sheriff
Oz Perkins
as Young Norman
Robert Traynor
as Desk Clerk
Gene Whittington
as Diver
George Dickerson
as County Sheriff
Jackie McNamara
Ben Frommer
as Sexton
Bruce Greenwood

Crew

Richard Franklin
Director
Hilton A. Green
Producer
Tom Holland
Screenwriter
Dean Cundey
Cinematographer
Jerry Goldsmith
Composer (Music Score)
Andrew London
Editor
Bernard Schwartz
Executive Producer
Martha Johnston
Set Designer
Jennifer Polito
Set Designer
Brian O'Dowd
Costume Designer
Andrew London
Sound/Sound Designer
Syd Dutton
Special Effects
Don Zepfel
First Assistant Director
Raymond Stella
Camera Operator
Albert J. Whitlock
Visual Effects
Chuck Crafts
Makeup
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