Continuity mistake: Norman pours poison into the pitcher of iced tea. In the next shot, we see him carrying the pitcher and two full glasses on a tray - but the level of liquid in the pitcher hasn't changed, even though he's supposedly filled the glasses from it. Later, when the pitcher is sitting on Mother's dresser, the pitcher's level is lower, but no one has poured anything from it. (01:00:05)
Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990)
Directed by: Mick Garris
Starring: Henry Thomas, Anthony Perkins, Olivia Hussey, CCH Pounder
Psycho IV: The Beginning is a made-for-Cable-TV sequel to the original Psycho film, wherein Norman now is involved with a psychologist and is a father, but still remains haunted by his desires to kill. He contacts a radio talk show that's discussing matricide to express his conflicted feelings over things he did as a youth and how his twisted decent into violent madness began. While seeing the demented mother alternately seduce and abuse Norman into the twisted maniac he becomes, it's hardly sufficient to elevate the filler tale above being a curiosity. Missing the guidance of Alfred Hitchcock, the story lacks subtleties, is more linear and lacks most surprises. More for die-hard fans of the Psycho franchise and those who just want to see his tragic, awful backstory than anyone else.
Norman: I know that in the cosmic scheme of things, little boys are small, but some days they can be... some days little boys can be giants.
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