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US Runtime: 105 min

Premiere Date:
Dec 04, 1998   [USA]
Director: Gus Van Sant
Writer: Robert Bloch   [novel]
Producers: Brian Grazer   [Producer]
Gus Van Sant   [Producer]
James Whitaker   [Associate Producer]
Dany Wolf   [Executive Producer]
Music by Bernard Herrmann
Danny Elfman   [produced and adapted by]
Cinematography: Christopher Doyle
Edited by: Amy E. Duddleston
Production Companys: Imagine
Universal Pictures


Vince Vaughn
Norman Bates
Anne Heche
Marion Crane
Viggo Mortensen
Samuel Loomis
William H. Macy
Milton Arbogast
Philip Baker Hall
Sheriff Al Chambers
Anne Haney
Mrs. Eliza Chambers
Chad Everett
Tom Cassidy
Rance Howard
Mr. Lowery
James Remar
James LeGros
Charlie the Car Dealer
Steven Clark Pachosa
Police Guard
O.B. Babbs
Bob Summerfield
Marjorie Lovett
Woman Customer
Ryan Cutrona
Chief of Police
Ken Jenkins
District Attorney
Gus Van Sant
Man in Cowboy Hat (uncredited)
Roy Brocksmith
Passerby/Hitchcock Cameo (uncredited)


Ben Alexander
assistant to director
Victor Anderson
transportation coordinator
Steve Bartek
Steve Bartek
Phillip J. Bartell
assistant editor
Brad Boyer
Clyde E. Bryan
first assistant camera
Gary Burritt
negative cutter
Erik Butters
lamp operator
Noelle Chapin
production coordinator
Aloura Melissa Charles
production office assistant
Paul Conkling
Daniel Coscia
rigging grip
Jeff Crandell
location manager
Tara Ann Culp
assistant to Mr. Grazer
David Devlin
Danny Elfman
music producer
Danny Elfman
music supervisor
Danny Elfman
music adaptor
Gerry Ganger
spacecam assistant
Russ Gething
Charley Gilleran
key rigging grip
Brad Gissell
David Golia
camera operator: remote head camera
Alexander Griffiths
Robert Hackl
post-production supervisor
Frank Helmer
set costumer
Patricia Hitchcock
special thanks
Jim Kwiatkowski
executive grip
Vince Lamarche
fly wrangler
Cookie Lopez
key costumer
Brian Lukas
rigging gaffer
Mathew Marden
rigging grip
Rose Marie
adr voice
Bob McMillian
color timer
Karen P. Morris
first assistant production accountant
Glenn Nicol
production accountant
Steve Owen
best boy rigging grip
John Polyhar
production office assistant
Larry J. Richardson
best boy electric
Matt Rose
designer: Mrs. Bates
Burton Sharp
adr group coordinator
Phil Smith
bird wrangler
Jules Sylvester
spider wrangler
George L. Tarrant Jr.
production assistant
Suzanne Trucks
2nd asst. camera
Rick Uva
rigging grip
Chad Waters
designer: Mrs. Bates
Dixie Webster
extras casting
Mark H. Weingartner
rear projection supervisor

Filming Locations: (Now With Clickable Links To Location On Google Maps)


Tech Info:

Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Color Info:
Color (DeLuxe)
Cinematographic Process:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1
Film Negative Format:
35 mm
Printed Film Format:
35 mm


  • Gus Van Sant makes a cameo talking to someone looking just like Alfred Hitchcock in the beginning of the movie when Marion Crane enters the office after her lunch break. In the original version of Psycho, Hitchcock had a cameo in the same scene.
  • The exterior motel set was the same one used in the original Psycho. However, the house was a new set constructed directly in front of the old house on the backlot at Universal Studios. On completion of filming, they moved this second house alongside the first for the backlot tour.
  • In the famous shower scene where Anne Heche's character is stabbed to death, blood on the shower tiles, the knife, and Heche's wounds were all digitally added after filming to enhance the shock value.
  • In the original Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock wanted his opening shot to be a long, complete pan/zoom over the city into Marion's hotel room. Sadly, the technology was not yet perfected, and he achieved his effect through a series of pans and dissolves. The new Gus Van Sant remake does a complete travelling shot, as Hitchcock had intended.
  • Robert Forster is featured in another Alfred Hitchcock film remade the same year: Rear Window.

Credits Fun:

  • Thanks to John Woo for use of his kitchen knife.
  • The logo for Imagine drips in blood instead of water.
  • If you look closely at the swamp after the end credits, the water turns red, obviously to blood.

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