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The Omen -- An American ambassador learns to his horror that his son is actually the literal Antichrist.
The Omen -- An American ambassador learns to his horror that his son is actually the literal Antichrist.


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Release Date:
25 June 1976 (USA) See more »
Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the anti-christ? The devil's own son? Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Won Oscar. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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Kids Can Be Hell. See more (302 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gregory Peck ... Robert Thorn

Lee Remick ... Katherine Thorn

David Warner ... Jennings

Billie Whitelaw ... Mrs. Baylock

Harvey Stephens ... Damien

Patrick Troughton ... Father Brennan
Martin Benson ... Father Spiletto
Robert Rietty ... Monk
Tommy Duggan ... Priest
John Stride ... The Psychiatrist
Anthony Nicholls ... Dr. Becker

Holly Palance ... Nanny
Roy Boyd ... Reporter
Freda Dowie ... Nun
Sheila Raynor ... Mrs. Horton
Robert MacLeod ... Horton
Bruce Boa ... Thorn's Aide
Don Fellows ... Thorn's Second Aide
Patrick McAlinney ... Photographer
Dawn Perllman ... Chambermaid
Nancy Mannigham ... Nurse (as Nancy Manningham)
Miki Iveria ... First Nun
Betty McDowall ... American Secretary

Nicholas Campbell ... Marine
Burnell Tucker ... Secret Service Man
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ... Gentleman at Rugby Match
Guglielmo Spoletini ... Italian Taxi Driver
Ya'ackov Banai ... Arab (as Yakov Banai)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harvey Bernhard ... Man walking across street (uncredited)

Michael Byrne ... Monk (uncredited)

Leo McKern ... Carl Bugenhagen (uncredited)
Bill Reimbold ... General (uncredited)
Christine Spooner ... Funeral mourner (uncredited)
Damian John Spooner ... Boy at top of slide (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Donner 
Writing credits
David Seltzer (written by)

Produced by
Harvey Bernhard .... producer
Mace Neufeld .... executive producer
Charles Orme .... associate producer
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
Cinematography by
Gilbert Taylor (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Stuart Baird 
Casting by
Maude Spector 
Art Direction by
Carmen Dillon 
Makeup Department
Stuart Freeborn .... chief make-up
Patricia McDermott .... hairdresser (as Pat McDermott)
Production Management
Claude Hudson .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Lanning .... second assistant director
David Tomblin .... assistant director
Stuart Baird .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
George Ball .... property master
Tessa Davies .... set dresser
Reg Richards .... construction manager
George Richardson .... assistant art director
John Chisholm .... property master (uncredited)
Tom Jung .... poster artist (uncredited)
Tom Jung .... poster designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gordon Everett .... sound recordist
Christopher Lancaster .... dialogue editor (as Chris Lancaster)
Doug E. Turner .... dubbing mixer (as Doug Turner)
Les Wiggins .... dubbing editor
Charlie McFadden .... boom operator (uncredited)
William Parnell .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
John Richardson .... special effects
George Gibbs .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Roy Field .... optical effects (uncredited)
Alf Joint .... stunt coordinator
Vic Armstrong .... stunts (uncredited)
Alf Joint .... stunt double: Lee Remick (uncredited)
Wendy Leech .... stunt double: Holly Palance (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Gerry Anstiss .... camera operator
Bob Penn .... stillsman (as Robert Penn)
Ron Taberer .... chief electrician
Peter Bloor .... electrician (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tiny Nicholls .... wardrobe supervisor (as G.W. Nicholls)
Editorial Department
Chris Ridsdale .... assistant editor
Mark Nakamine .... colorist (digital color correction) (uncredited)
Music Department
Arthur Morton .... music arranger (uncredited)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Lionel Newman .... conductor (uncredited)
Other crew
Carolee Danz .... assistant to producer
Jeanne Ferber .... production assistant
Jeanne Ferber .... production secretary
Judy Friesen .... special assistant to director
Bernard Hanson .... location manager
Robert Munger .... religious adviser to producers
Elaine Schreyeck .... continuity
Don Williams .... religious adviser to producers (as Rev. Don Williams Ph.D)
Ben Woodgate .... owner: dogs
Ben Woodgate .... trainer: dogs
Joan Woodgate .... owner: dogs
Joan Woodgate .... trainer: dogs
Gordon Arnell .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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111 min | Germany:107 min (cut version)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 (original rating) | Argentina:13 (re-rating) | Australia:MA (25th anniversary special edition) | Australia:R (original rating) | Brazil:16 | Canada:R | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:R (video rating) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (2001) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1992) | Finland:K-18 (cut) (1976) | France:-12 | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | New Zealand:R16 (1992 re-rating) | New Zealand:R18 (original rating) | New Zealand:(Banned) (video release, 1989-1991) | Norway:18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 (cut) | UK:18 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:15 (video rating: special features, additional material) (2008) | UK:15 (video rating: 30th anniversary edition) (2006) | UK:15 (video re-rating) (2006) | UK:18 (video rating) (1987) (1999) | USA:R (MPAA rating: certificate #24560) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Father Brennan's quotation about the "eternal sea" is completely non-Biblical, and was written for the movie.See more »
Factual errors: The process for revealing a photo goes like this: Revealer, Water, Fixer and Water. When Jennings is revealing the picture, he takes it out of the revealer and exposes it to light, without the picture being submerged in fixer. A picture that has not been in fixer will start blackening instantly by the light. He treated the photo as though the whole process had been completed.See more »
[first lines]
Father Spiletto:[voiceover] The child is dead. He breathed for a moment. Then he breathed no more. The child is dead. Dead. The child is dead.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Millennium: Monster (#2.4)" (1997/I)See more »
The Piper DreamsSee more »


What does the number 666 signify?
How does the movie end?
Why did Fr Brennan have a 666 birthmark if he wasn't the Antichrist himself?
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43 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
Kids Can Be Hell., 30 October 2002
Author: tfrizzell from United States

Rightfully tense and spooky thriller from director Richard Donner that grabs its audience and does not let go until the shocking finale. American Ambassador Gregory Peck has come up with an idea after his new-born son dies at birth: he decides to pass another child off to wife Lee Remick as their own. Life in England seems grand for a few years, but as the child becomes a toddler (in the form of the young Harvey Stephens) strange murders start to occur. The child is really the son of Satan, born of a goat, and his only goal is to grow up and take over the world for his unearthly father. As the truth slowly unfolds, the film twists into disturbing murders and highly unholy situations. Not a film for the faint of heart and certainly not a perfect film, but still one of the stronger films of the usually luke-warm genre. 4 stars out of 5.

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