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Scientists discovers that there are six children who each have an enormous intelligence. The children are flown to London to be studied, but they each escape their embassy and gather in a ... See full summary »

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Alan Badel ...
Dr. David Neville
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Susan Eliot
Alfred Burke ...
Colin Webster
Sheila Allen ...
Diana Looran
Ralph Michael ...
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Patrick Wymark ...
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Martin Miller ...
Prof. Gruber
Harold Goldblatt ...
Harib
Patrick White ...
Mr. Davidson
André Mikhelson ...
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Mrs. Robbins, Mark's Grandmother
Clive Powell ...
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Yoke-Moon Lee ...
Mi Ling (as Lee Yoke-Moon)
Roberta Rex ...
Nina
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Scientists discovers that there are six children who each have an enormous intelligence. The children are flown to London to be studied, but they each escape their embassy and gather in a church. Written by Fluffyudders

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an underrated and misunderstood classic
7 November 2001 | by (Sumter, South Carolina) – See all my reviews

Children of the Damned has generally been considered grossly inferior to Village of the Damned. I beg to differ as the point of both movies is quite different. In Village of the Damned the children were the result of alien insemination (presumably) and were simply evil. In Children of the Damned they are the result of a jump in evolution and they, themselves, are unsure of who they are and why they are here. The mystery is cleared up however when Paul makes a very eloquent speech near the end of the movie where he states that they have realized that they are here to help mankind. This speech no longer exists on the video version. It apparently was edited out at some point. However without it the ending makes no sense. The dropped screwdriver is played as a tragedy in the movie which contradicts the impression that the children are evil. In fact what the movie is about is a religious theme about how mankind kills its saviors.


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