6/10

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Runtime: 105 min

Genres: Drama | Horror | Mystery | Thriller

Languages: English

Countries: USA


Marion Crane is a Phoenix, Arizona working girl fed up with having to sneak away during lunch breaks to meet her lover, Sam Loomis, who cannot get married because most of his money goes towards alimony. One Friday, Marion's employer asks her to take $400,000 in cash to a local bank for deposit. Desperate to make a change in her life, she impulsively leaves town with the money, determined to start a new life with Sam in California. As night falls and a torrential rain obscures the road ahead of her, Marion turns off the main highway. Exhausted from the long drive and the stress of her criminal act, she decides to spend the night at the desolate Bates Motel. The motel is run by Norman Bates, a peculiar young man dominated by his invalid mother. After Norman fixes her a light dinner, Marion goes back to her room for a shower....



Directors (1)

Writers (2)

Joseph Stefano (screenplay)
Robert Bloch (novel)

Composers (1)

Editors (1)

Cinematographers (1)

Actors (22)

Anne Haney Mrs. Eliza Chambers
Anne Heche Marion Crane
Chad Everett Tom Cassidy
Flea Bob Summerfield
Gus Van Sant Man Talking to Man in Cowboy Hat (uncredited)
James LeGros Charlie the Car Dealer
James Remar Patrolman
Julianne Moore Lila Crane
Ken Jenkins District Attorney
Marjorie Lovett Woman Customer
O.B. Babbs Mechanic
Philip Baker Hall Sheriff Al Chambers
Rance Howard Mr. Lowery
Rita Wilson Caroline
Robert Forster Dr. Fred Simon
Rose Marie Norma Bates (voice) (uncredited)
Roy Brocksmith Man in Cowboy Hat outside Realty Office (uncredited)
Ryan Cutrona Chief of Police
Steven Clark Pachosa Police Guard
Viggo Mortensen Samuel 'Sam' Loomis
Vince Vaughn Norman Bates
William H. Macy Milton Arbogast