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Damien: Omen II (1978)

R | | Horror | 9 June 1978 (USA)
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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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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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)

Opening Weekend:

$3,880,880 (USA) (11 June 1978)

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$3,880,880 (USA) (11 June 1978)
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The skating scene was filmed on Catfish Lake in Eagle River, Wisconsin using local children as the skaters. The local paramedics were standing by in case any of the children fell through the ice. See more »

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The elevator cables shown to cut both the doctor in the elevator car, as well as the car itself, in half would not have done so. The elevator shaft is too narrow and all elevator cars have at least FOUR cables to prevent the car from potentially sliding down the shaft in the event of catastrophic failure.

Any failed cable would strike the sides of the shaft and the other cables on it was down to the car. It would then encounter the trolley system on top of the elevator. All of these actions would cause it to lose momentum and it would fall to rest on top of the car itself. Even if it cut through the roof, it would not have enough remaining inertia to slice through the entire car itself. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Neff: What were you trying to do, Damien? What were you trying to do?
Damien Thorn: I was just answering questions, Sergeant.
Sergeant Neff: You were showing off.
Damien Thorn: No, I just knew all the answers. Somehow I just knew them all.
Sergeant Neff: You mustn't attract attention.
Damien Thorn: I wasn't trying to. I just felt...
Sergeant Neff: The day will come when everyone will know who you are but that day is not yet.
Damien Thorn: What do you mean who I am?
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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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Damien hits puberty.
22 November 1998 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

If you liked the first installment, you probably will like Damien-Omen II. It still has the creepiness involved in the first movie and the theme of good vs. evil. But like the first Omen movie, it is quite predictable. Some of the kill scenes are good though, especially the elevator scene.

Take a shot and rent this one. Just don't expect to see a classic.


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