Bates Motel

Bates Motel (1987)

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  • Genre: Drama, Horror, TV Movie, Comedy
  • Release Date: 1987-07-05
  • User Rating: 4.4/10 from 32 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 35min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Television
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Alex West is a man who roomed with Norman Bates at the state lunatic asylum for nearly 20 years. After Bates' death, Alex finds that he is in Norman's will as the inheritor of the Bates Motel, which has been vacant since Norman's arrest. Alex travels to Bates' California hometown and with a little help from a teenage runaway, Willie, Alex struggles to re-open the motel for business, only to have strange things happen. Is someone trying to drive him away, or is the motel really haunted by the ghost of Norman's mother?

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Camera Bill Butler Director of Photography
Production George Linder Producer
Editing Dann Cahn Editor
Sound J. Peter Robinson Original Music Composer
Directing Richard Rothstein Director
Production Richard Rothstein Executive Producer
Writing Richard Rothstein Writer
Production Henry Kline Co-Producer
Production Ken Topolsky Producer