R | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
In 2006, Scottish artist Douglas Gordon created an art installation consisting of a 24-hour slow-motion version of the film. It was titled "24-Hour Psycho", and played at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
You mean the old woman I saw tonight wasn't Mrs. Bates?
Sheriff Al Chambers: Now wait a minute, Sam, are you *sure* you saw an old woman?
Sam Loomis: Yes! In the house behind the motel! I called and I pounded, but she just ignored me!
Sheriff Al Chambers: You mean to tell me you saw Norman Bates' ...
Lila Crane: It...
Detective Arbogast phones Sam's store to tell Sam and Lila what he's found out and suspects, but they're not the ones who hired him to find Marion - Marion's boss hired him.
Opening credits prologue: PHOENIX, ARIZONA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER THE ELEVENTH
TWO FORTY-THREE P.M.
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