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Damien: Omen II -- Damian the Antichrist, now age 13, finally learns of his destiny under the guidance of an unholy disciple of Satan, while dark mystical forces begin to eliminate all those who suspect the child's true identity.


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9 June 1978 (USA) See more »
The first time was only a warning. See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Holden ... Richard Thorn

Lee Grant ... Ann Thorn

Jonathan Scott-Taylor ... 'Damien' / Damien Thorn

Robert Foxworth ... Paul Buher

Nicholas Pryor ... Charles Warren

Lew Ayres ... Bill Atherton

Sylvia Sidney ... Aunt Marion

Lance Henriksen ... Sergeant Neff

Elizabeth Shepherd ... Joan Hart
Lucas Donat ... Mark Thorn

Allan Arbus ... Pasarian (as Alan Arbus)
Fritz Ford ... Murray

Meshach Taylor ... Dr. Kane
John J. Newcombe ... Teddy
John Charles Burns ... Butler
Paul Cook ... Colonel
Diane Daniels ... Jane
Robert E. Ingham ... Teacher
William B. Fosser ... Minister
Corney Morgan ... Greenhouse Technician
Russell P. Delia ... Truck Driver
Judith Dowd ... Maid
Thomas O. Erhart Jr. ... Sergeant #1
Sorin Serene Pricopie ... Pasarian's Assistant (as Sorin Pricopie)
Robert J. Jones Jr. ... Tour Guide
Rusdi Lane ... Jim Gardner
Charles Mountain ... Burial Priest
Cornelia Sanders ... Young Girl
Felix Shuman ... Dr. Fiedler
James Spinks ... Technician #1
Owen Sullivan ... Byron
William J. Whelehan ... Security Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ian Hendry ... Michael (uncredited)
Gus Kaprales ... Limo Driver (uncredited)

Leo McKern ... Carl Bugenhagen (uncredited)

Directed by
Don Taylor 
Mike Hodges (uncredited)
Writing credits
Harvey Bernhard (story)

David Seltzer (based on characters created by)

Stanley Mann (screenplay) and
Mike Hodges (screenplay) (as Michael Hodges)

Produced by
Harvey Bernhard .... producer
Joseph Lenzi .... associate producer (as Joseph 'Pepi' Lenzi)
Mace Neufeld .... producer
Charles Orme .... co-producer
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
Cinematography by
Bill Butler (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Robert Brown  (as Robert Brown Jr.)
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
Production Design by
Fred Harpman 
Philip M. Jefferies 
Makeup Department
Robert Dawn .... makeup artist: Los Angeles
Lillian Toth .... hairdresser: Chicago
Lillian Toth .... makeup artist: Chicago
Production Management
Joseph Lenzi .... production manager: Los Angeles (as Joseph 'Pepi' Lenzi)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerry Ballew .... first assistant director: Los Angeles
Bob Dahlin .... second assistant director: Chicago
Al Nicholson .... first assistant director: Los Angeles
Richard Luke Rothschild .... second assistant director: Los Angeles
Art Department
Robert De Vestel .... set decorator: Los Angeles (as Robert de Vestel)
William B. Fosser .... associate set decorator: Chicago (as William Fosser)
Bill MacSems .... property master: Los Angeles
Hendrik Wynands .... construction coordinator: Los Angeles
Sound Department
William Hartman .... sound editor: Los Angeles
Godfrey Marks .... dialogue editor: Los Angeles
Al Overton .... production mixer: Los Angeles
Edward Rossi .... sound editor: Los Angeles
Theodore Soderberg .... rerecording mixer: Los Angeles
Richard Sperber .... sound editor: Los Angeles (as Richard A. Sperber)
Paul Wells .... rerecording mixer: Los Angeles
Douglas O. Williams .... rerecording mixer: Los Angeles
Special Effects by
Ira Anderson Jr. .... special effects: Los Angeles
Visual Effects by
Stanley Cortez .... miniatures photographer
Bill Hansard .... process coordinator: Los Angeles
Chuck Taylor .... miniatures
Max Kleven .... stunt coordinator: Los Angeles
Jerry Brutsche .... stunts (uncredited)
Kitty O'Neil .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Derek V. Browne .... photography assistant: Israel (as Derek Browne)
Colin J. Campbell .... gaffer: Los Angeles (as Colin Campbell)
James R. Connell .... camera operator: Los Angeles (as James Connell)
John D. Crededio .... gaffer: Chicago (as John Crededio)
Al Giddings .... underwater photography: Los Angeles
George Hill .... key grip: Los Angeles
Robert McLain .... key grip: Chicago (as Robert McLaine Jr.)
Ed Nielsen .... assistant cameraman: Chicago
Jack L. Richards .... camera operator: Chicago (as Jack Richards)
Don Smetzer .... stillman: Chicago
Ron Taberer .... photography assistant: Israel
Gilbert Taylor .... photographed by: Israel (as Gil Taylor)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Burton Miller .... clothes: Miss Grant
Ray Summers .... wardrobe: Los Angeles
Editorial Department
David Garfield .... assistant editor: Los Angeles
Willie Navarro .... assistant editor: Los Angeles
Music Department
Leonard A. Engel .... music editor: Los Angeles (as Len Engel)
Transportation Department
James Hogan .... transportation captain: Chicago
Other crew
Ray Berwick .... raven trainer: Los Angeles
Rusty Lemorande .... production assistant: Chicago
Audrey Levy .... production assistant: Chicago
W. Steuart McBirnie .... technical advisor (as Dr. W.S. McBirnie Ph.D.)
H. Bud Otto .... script supervisor: Los Angeles
Zach Staenberg .... production assistant: Chicago
Cornelius Morgan .... special thanks: Chicago Police Department (as Sergeant Cornelius Morgan)
Lucy Salenger .... special thanks: State of Illinois Film Office
Crew verified as complete

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107 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Canada:18A | Canada:18A (video rating) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1992) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (1988) | Finland:K-18 (cut) (1978) | Germany:16 (uncut) (2001) | Germany:16 (cut) (1992) | Iceland:16 | Ireland:15 | Italy:VM14 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | UK:X (original rating) | USA:R (MPAA rating: certificate #25201) | West Germany:16 (original rating)

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Dr. Charles Warren:Richard, you know me to be a rational man, but what I'm about to tell you is not rational...See more »
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27 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
"She pollutes the air with her craziness", 26 March 2005
Author: roh3220 ( from MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

"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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