Plot – Marion Crane is a young woman who impulsively robs her employer. She leaves the city and rents a room in the Bates Motel run by Norman Bates and his authoritarian mother. Marion finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time because Norman is a psychopath. This movie is the quintessence of suspense and a masterpiece in the history of cinema. Norman Bates represents the antithesis of every cinema characters seen before 1960: despite Norman has gentle manners and is a good-looking guy, he's a killer.
All actors – Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen, William H. Macy, Robert Forster, Philip Baker Hall, Anne Haney, Chad Everett, Rance Howard, Rita Wilson, James Remarshow all
“Psycho” Quotes 13 quotes
“A boy's best friend is his mother.”
She met a man... and it seemed to Norman that she "threw him over" for this man. Now that pushed him over the line and he killed 'em both. Matricide is probably the most unbearable crime of all... most unbearable to the son who commits it. So he had to erase the crime, at least in his own mind. He stole her corpse. A weighted coffin was buried.... (continue)(continue reading)
“To understand it the way I understood it, hearing it from the mother... that is, from the mother half of Norman's mind... you have to go back ten years, to the time when Norman murdered his mother and her lover. Now he was already dangerously disturbed, had been ever since his father died. His mother was a clinging, demanding woman, and for...” (continue)(continue reading)
“He began to think and speak for her, give her half his time, so to speak. At times he could be both personalities, carry on conversations. At other times, the mother half took over completely. Now he was never all Norman, but he was often only mother. And because he was so pathologically jealous of her, he assumed that she was jealous of him....” (continue)(continue reading)
When he met your sister, he was touched by her... aroused by her. He wanted her. That set off the "jealous mother" and "mother killed the girl!". Now after the murder, Norman returned as if from a deep sleep. And like a dutiful son, covered up all traces of the crime he was convinced his mother had committed!
“A hobby should pass the time, not fill it.”
“Are you sure you wouldn't like to stay just a little while longer? Just for talk?”
“We all go a little mad sometimes.”
“I think I must have one of those faces you can't help believing.”
“It is sad when a mother has to speak the words that condemn her own son. I can't allow them to think I would commit murder. They'll put him away now as I should have years ago. He was always bad and in the end he intended to tell them I killed those girls and that man, as if I could do anything but just sit and stare like one of his stuffed birds.”
“A son is a poor substitute for a lover.”
“We're always quickest to doubt people who have a reputation for being honest.”
“Someone has seen her, all right. Someone always sees a girl with $400,000.”