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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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Director:
Writer:
David Seltzer (written by)
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Release Date:
25 June 1976 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
OUR FINAL WARNING. See more »
Plot:
Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son? Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 3 wins & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of the Best See more (317 total) »

Cast

  (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)
Victor Harrington ... Monk (uncredited)
Juba Kennerley ... Rugby Match Spectator (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 makeup artist
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)
 
Stunts
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)
 
Location Management
Bernard Hanson .... location manager
 
Music Department
Bruce Botnick .... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Harvey Cohen .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Alexander Courage .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor (uncredited)
Leonard A. Engel .... music film editor (uncredited)
Jerry Goldsmith .... music producer (uncredited)
Jerry Goldsmith .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Kenneth Hall .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Shelly Manne .... musician (uncredited)
Arthur Morton .... music arranger (uncredited)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Lionel Newman .... conductor (uncredited)
Lionel Newman .... orchestrator (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Urban Thielmann .... music contractor (uncredited)
Eric Tomlinson .... music recordist (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Carolee Danz .... assistant to the producer
Jeanne Ferber .... production assistant
Jeanne Ferber .... production secretary
Judy Friesen .... special assistant to the director
Robert Munger .... religious adviser to the producers
Elaine Schreyeck .... continuity
Don Williams .... religious adviser to the 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)
 
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Runtime:
111 min | Germany:107 min (cut version)
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Certification:
Argentina:18 (original rating) | Argentina:13 (re-rating) | Australia:MA15+ (re-rating) (2001) | Australia:M (re-rating) (1995 - 2001) | Australia:R18+ (original rating) (1976 - 1995) | 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 | Italy:VM18 | Netherlands: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:X (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) (2006) | UK:18 (video rating) (1987) | USA:R (MPAA rating: certificate #24560) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Damien was originally going to be called Domlin until writer David Seltzer's wife suggested a name change.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
[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 The Witches of Eastwick (1987)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ave SataniSee more »

FAQ

How many people die in "The Omen"?
What really happened to the Thorns' real son?
How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
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120 out of 136 people found the following review useful.
One of the Best, 10 November 2001
Author: Christiancrouse from Canada

This movie plays with the intellect. It is frightening for what is not seen. From the grey overcast that blurs the skies of London and the dead stillness of the great Pereford mansion that houses the ill-fated Thorn family to the deepest recesses of civilization in the hollow underground of an ancient excavation site, the film effectively captures the viewer's interest and draws them into a world that is on the verge of the ultimate disaster - the birth of the anti-Christ.

Born into the world of politics and wealth, little Damien Thorn is the darling of the beautiful and privileged Robert and Katherine Thorn. Mysterious accidents and the overall feeling of death begin to shadow their lives until the horrifying truth of Damien's birth is uncovered millions of miles away in a grave in a decaying pagan cemetery in Italy. Gregory Peck gives a fine performance as ambitious politico Robert Thorn, a man who slowly discovers that his fate is interlinked in ancient biblical prophecy. With escalating horror, he uncovers a grand design that's unfolding under the unsuspecting eyes of the entire world - and he and his perfect family are at the centre of it. His search for the truth is one of the best in films, taking him to the farthest reaches of the globe and climaxing in an exciting and bizarre confrontation between himself and the face of evil.

Lee Remick is ethereal as his beautiful and tragic wife. The rest of the cast - Billie Whitelaw as the creepy Mrs. Baylock, David Warner as the doomed Jennings and Leo McKern as the mysterious archaeologist Bugenhagen - give the movie its singular dark and moody quality. THE OMEN has a few disturbing moments that shock rather than disgust, but the film is loaded with memorable scenes that are ingenious. It's the 'feeling' that the film incites that makes this movie unique. The haunted performances of the actors, the creepy-crawly musical score, the insinuation that doom is slowly creeping into the world with the birth of one lone child, all succeed in making THE OMEN one of the truest horror films.

Sometimes it's the knowing that something is going to happen that is more frightening than actually seeing it happen ...

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