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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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Bill Atherton
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Aunt Marion
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Joan Hart
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Pasarian (as Alan Arbus)
Fritz Ford ...
Murray
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John J. Newcombe ...
Teddy
John Charles Burns ...
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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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$6,800,000 (estimated)
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Richard must be mad at himself for remarrying during that final scene in the museum! See more »

Goofs

The setting goes from fall to winter (with snow on the ground and a lake frozen over) back to what looks like early fall (leaves on trees just yellowing and the grass still green) several times in what is supposed to be a continuous 9 month period - one school year in the life of the titular character. In one scene, a major character dies in the snow surrounded by leafless trees. This is immediately followed by a scene at his funeral (which could only have been a couple of days later) back in early fall. Later, when Richard Thorn is in New York City there's a thick blanket of snow on the ground and he is visibly cold, while back in Chicago, on what is supposed to be the same day, the trees are again covered by faintly yellowed leaves and the weather seems mild. See more »

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Master Sergeant Daniel Neff: Mathematics good, Science very good, Military History fair, room for improvement.
Damien Thorn: Yes Sergeant.
Master Sergeant Daniel Neff: Physical Training is excellent. I hear you're quite a football player. Be proud of your accomplishments. Pride is alright when there's reason to be proud.
Damien Thorn: Yes Sergeant.
Master Sergeant Daniel Neff: I'm here to teach you but also I'm here to help you. Any problems you come to me. Don't be afraid, day or night, any advice. You understand?
Damien Thorn: Whatever you say Sergeant.
Master Sergeant Daniel Neff: We're gonna get to know each other. I see you're an orphan. Well, ...
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References The Birds (1963) See more »

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Happy Birthday to You
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Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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An excellent sequel to the Omen
2 April 2007 | by (Central City, Kentucky) – See all my reviews

Beginning again with the mad dash of Bugenhagen(Leo McKern) through the Haifa port under the very fitting theme of Jerry Goldsmith, this film contains all of the chills of the original as Damien learns about who he really is. It has one thing that I particularly liked that moment of indecision,when Damien, in a mirror of Jesus asks himself, why is it me. The moment when whatever innocence is in him is finally lost. William Holden and Lee Grant are excellent as his aunt and uncle, and there are several actors who cement their acting careers in the parts they play in this film. I am referring to Robert Foxworth for one, and Lance Henrickson for another. Silvia Sydney is one of of her last roles as Aunt Marion (smelling of Lilac or lavender) and the one really weak role was Nicholas Pryor as the director of the Thorn Museum. I am truly sorry for those people who did not care for this film, as it is head and shoulders above most of the Anti-Christ movies made. If you liked the first one this is a must see.


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