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Independent film director Gus Van Sant attempts a first in American film history: a shot-by-shot remake of the classic 1960 Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho. With a few minor, modern-day changes (including filming it in color), his version is essentially the same film with a different cast and the same Bernard Hermann music. Psycho was and still is the story of Marion Crane (previously played by Janet Leigh and now by Anne Heche), an adulterous woman who steals a stack of money from her boss and hits the road hoping for financial freedom. Pulling over in an old motel for the night, she meets the creepy owner of the Bates Motel, Norman Bates (Vince Vaughn doing his best Anthony Perkins), who lives with his jealous nagging mother. Most people know the film Psycho for what happens next -- the shower scene, where Marion is brutally stabbed in the most over-analyzed scene in movie history. The money, the car, and Marion's remains are quickly sunk in a nearby swamp. As a detective (William H. Macy) and Marion's sister Lila (Julianne Moore) come looking for her, they begin to uncover the dark mysterious secret lurking in Norman Bates' life. ~ Arthur Borman, Rovi

  • Release date:December 4, 1998

Cast

Vince Vaughn
as Norman Bates
Anne Heche
as Marion Crane
Julianne Moore
as Lila Crane
Viggo Mortensen
as Sam Loomis
William H. Macy
as Milton Arbogast
Robert Forster
as Dr. Simon
Philip Baker Hall
as Sheriff Chambers
Anne Haney
as Mrs. Chambers
Chad Everett
as Tom Cassidy
Rance Howard
as Mr. Lowery
Rita Wilson
as Caroline
James Remar
as Patrolman
James LeGros
as Car Dealer

Crew

Gus Van Sant
Director
Gus Van Sant
Producer
Brian Grazer
Producer
Robert Bloch
Book Author
Joseph Stefano
Screenwriter
Christopher Doyle
Cinematographer
Bernard Herrmann
Featured Music
Amy E. Duddleston
Editor
Tom Foden
Production Designer
Carlos Barbosa
Art Director
James Whitaker
Associate Producer
Dany Wolf
Executive Producer
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor
Costume Designer
Ronald Judkins
Sound/Sound Designer
Bruce Franklin
First Assistant Director
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