Psycho II
Release: June 03, 1983

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

Sheriff Hunt: "If Norman Bates is crazy, there's a whole lotta people runnin' him a close second. -Sheriff Hunt"
Mary: "Norman, stop talking nonsense! I'm telling you, you did not kill anyone. -Mary"
Mary: "She shouldn't be calling, she should be sitting back and gloating. -Mary"
Dr. Raymond: "He was found not guilty by reasons of insanity, and since he is no longer insane, he has the right to live a normal life like you and I. -Dr. Raymond"
Norman Bates: "Mary, I'm becoming confused again, aren't I? -Norman Bates"
Norman Bates: "Just... don't let them take me back to the institution. -Norman Bates"
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