R | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Norman Bates falls in love with a fallen nun who stays at the Bates Motel alongside a drifter and a curious reporter. Meanwhile, "Mother" is still watching.
After completion, Universal felt the film needed a better ending with more of a twist, so Anthony Perkins was called back to shoot the final scene.
There is no God!
When Duke first arrives at The Bates Motel, he is talking to Norman at his car while holding keys between his teeth. Duke says "You live up there, eh?" but his lips never move.
The TV version features different music cues during the first shot of the Bates Motel and house. It is the same music that appears at the end of the movie when Norman is in the police car being taken away.
$3,238,400 6 July 1986