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Writers:
Olaf Pooley (screenplay)
Bernard Taylor (novel)
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Release Date:
25 January 1980 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
If Bonnie is a gift from Heaven...for God's sake take her back..! See more »
Plot:
An English family of six takes in a pregnant woman who disappears shortly after giving birth. They raise the baby girl as their own... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
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Horrible "OMEN" rip-off See more (15 total) »

Cast

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Malcolm Stoddard ... Alan Marlowe
Cyd Hayman ... Kate Marlowe
Angela Pleasence ... The Stranger
Patrick Barr ... Dr. Collins
Wilhelmina Green ... Bonnie
Joanne Boorman ... Bonnie as Baby
Angela Deamer ... Lucy Marlowe
Clarissa Young ... Younger Lucy
Lee Gregory ... Davy Marlowe
Piers Eady ... Sam Marlowe
Anna Wing ... Mrs. Taverner
Artro Morris ... Mr. Taverner
Hilary Minster ... Reporter
James Snell ... London Doctor
Corinne Skinner-Carter ... Hospital Doctor
Jonathan Elsom ... Executive
Bernard Taylor ... Executive

Directed by
Gabrielle Beaumont 
 
Writing credits
Olaf Pooley (screenplay)

Bernard Taylor (novel "The Godsend")

Produced by
Gabrielle Beaumont .... producer
Dennis Friedland .... executive producer
Yoram Globus .... executive producer
Menahem Golan .... executive producer
Christopher Toyne .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Roger Webb 
 
Cinematography by
Norman Warwick (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Michael Ellis 
 
Casting by
Lesley De Pettit  (as Leslie De Pettitt)
 
Art Direction by
Tony Curtis 
 
Makeup Department
Di Biggs .... makeup artist
Ross Carver .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
Michael Brown .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Guy Travers .... second assistant director
Derek Whitehurst .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
George Akers .... dubbing editor
Aubrey Lewis .... sound recordist
Martin Trevis .... boom operator
Doug E. Turner .... dubbing mixer (as Doug Turner)
Chris Gurney .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Doug Fenner .... gaffer
Cedric James .... focus puller
Bob Jordan .... camera operator
Marc Wolff .... camera pilot (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Johnson .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Leonard Green .... assistant editor
Dennis McTaggart .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Roger Webb .... conductor
 
Other crew
Caroline Bell .... producer secretary
Georgiana Hamilton .... continuity
Jim Marsh .... production accountant
Andrew Wood .... assistant to producer
Frank J. Tsacrios .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Canada:90 min | USA:93 min
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Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | France:-12 | Iceland:16 | Norway:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:R

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Referenced in Indian Lady (1981)See more »

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4 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Horrible "OMEN" rip-off, 30 December 2000
Author: horror7777 from New York

"First there was ROSEMARY'S BABY. Then THE OMEN. And now, a tale more suspenseful, more frightening than either... As the snow fell in New York, I took this video out of my video closet. The box looked interesting, with this quote on the back. On the front, there was an upside-down cross with the two eyes peering at me. For an instant, I thought this was going to be an Oscar worthy rip-off. The film started nice enough, opening with pretty views of the English countryside. A family was playing in the meadow, when a stranger came and asked if she could stay. She was pregnant and needed a place to give birth. Well, she gave birth that night and left the next morning. Then in pitiful fashion the baby, now a girl, kills all the "sibling competition". Now, I started wondering about halfway through the film, what was I watching? The girl resembled Drew Barrymore in "Firestarter". It was like: "The Omen"+"Firestarter"+A Daytime Soap all in one. The big killings are done in 30 minutes, the other hour was basically spent with the parents fighting. The father wanted to get rid of her, the mother wanted to keep her. And as if that was bad, the ending was so contrived. It was clear, the movie was over after 30 minutes. The filmmakers desperately needed to end the film. But there was no way to do it. The ending came so abruptly, that I must say seeing those red credits on the screen must have been the scariest part of all. At any rate, avoid this one and rent "The Omen" again!!

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