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Damien: Omen II (1978)

R | | Horror | 9 June 1978 (USA)
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Damien the Antichrist, now thirteen years old, finally learns of his destiny under the guidance of an unholy disciple of Satan. Meanwhile dark forces begin to eliminate all those who suspect the child's true identity.

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Pasarian (as Alan Arbus)
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Murray
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Teddy
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Seven years later, 13-year-old Damien is just discovering who he really is, and what he is destined to do. Now living with his Aunt, Uncle, and cousin in a wealthy suburb of Chicago, Damien is anxious to inherit everything. Can Richard Thorn finish the job that Damien's father (Ambassador Thorn) started? Written by Mark J. Popp <poppmj@cadvision.com>

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These eyes will follow you wherever you go and your nightmares will become a frightening reality. See more »

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$6,800,000 (estimated)

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SEK 1,331,227 (Sweden)
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When Harvey Bernhard had finished writing the script and was given the green light to start the production, the first person he contacted was Jerry Goldsmith because of the composer's busy schedule. Bernhard also felt that Goldsmith's music for The Omen (1976) was the highest point of that movie, and that without Goldsmith's music this sequel would never be successful. See more »

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When been grilled by the teacher regarding important dates in history, he reports the date of the Battle of the Nile as being 1789, when in fact it was 1798. Damien is supposed to be incapable of error during trances like this. See more »

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Richard Thorn: Damien was not affected by the gas.
Ann Thorn: We can be thankful for that.
Richard Thorn: Why all the other boys and not Damien?
Ann Thorn: I don't understand. What did the doctor say?
Richard Thorn: The tissue tests he made indicate that Damien has a different cell structure.
Ann Thorn: Different?
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Happy Birthday to You
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"She pollutes the air with her craziness"
26 March 2005 | by (MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA) – See all my reviews

"She pollutes the air with her craziness", gotta love that line near the film's beginning. Damien:Omen II is an ambitious and entertaining sequel to the classic Omen. This film is an almost perfect stepping stone in the Omen trilogy, focusing on Damien Thorn becoming a teenager. The film obviously lacks the fresh originality of the first film but it still deserves credit for maintaining a sense of dread and menace when somebody crosses the young Damien Thorn. The death scenes are both chilling and creative and the film's trademark score is brilliant. As far as sequels go, Omen II is a solid effort, leading the pathway clearly open for the third chapter. In terms of comparison Omen II doesn't surpass the original but if you enjoyed the Omen then Damien:Omen II shouldn't disappoint.


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