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The Final Conflict -- The now adult Antichrist plots to eliminate his future divine opponent while a cabal of monks plot to stop him.

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Director:
Writers:
David Seltzer (characters)
Andrew Birkin (written by)
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Release Date:
20 March 1981 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The power of evil is no longer in the hands of a child. See more »
Plot:
The now adult Antichrist plots to eliminate his future divine opponent while a cabal of monks plot to stop him. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sam Neill ... Damien Thorn

Rossano Brazzi ... DeCarlo

Don Gordon ... Harvey Dean

Lisa Harrow ... Kate Reynolds
Barnaby Holm ... Peter Reynolds

Mason Adams ... President
Robert Arden ... American Ambassador
Leueen Willoughby ... Barbara Dean
Marc Boyle ... Brother Benito
Milos Kirek ... Brother Martin
Tommy Duggan ... Brother Mattius
Louis Mahoney ... Brother Paulo
Richard Oldfield ... Brother Simeon
Tony Vogel ... Brother Antonio
Arwen Holm ... Carol
Hugh Moxey ... Manservant
William Fox ... Diplomat
John Baskcomb ... Diplomat
Norman Bird ... Dr. Philmore
Marc Smith ... Press Officer
Arnold Diamond ... Astronomer
Eric Richard ... Astronomer's Technician
Williams Richard ... Vicar
Stephen Turner ... Stigwell
Al Matthews ... Workman
Larry Martyn ... Orator
Frank Coda ... Orator
Harry Littlewood ... Orator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harvey Bernhard ... US Embassy employee (uncredited)
Adrienne Burgess ... Woman (uncredited)

Hazel Court ... Champagne Woman At Hunt (uncredited)

Glen Cunningham ... Peter (uncredited)
Barrie Holland ... Reporter (uncredited)

Ruby Wax ... US Ambassador's secretary (uncredited)

Directed by
Graham Baker 
 
Writing credits
David Seltzer (characters)

Andrew Birkin (written by)

Produced by
Harvey Bernhard .... producer
Andrew Birkin .... associate producer
Richard Donner .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Phil Meheux 
Robert Paynter 
 
Film Editing by
Alan Strachan 
 
Casting by
Maude Spector 
 
Production Design by
Herbert Westbrook 
 
Art Direction by
Martin Atkinson 
 
Set Decoration by
Tessa Davies 
 
Makeup Department
Betty Glasow .... hair stylist
Freddie Williamson .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Brian Burgess .... production supervisor (as Brian D. Burgess)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derek Harrington .... third assistant director
Christopher Newman .... second assistant director
Kieron Phipps .... second assistant director
Dusty Symonds .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Andy Andrews .... property master
Ronald Coleman .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Roy Charman .... sound mixer
Colin Miller .... dialogue editor
Bill Rowe .... dubbing mixer
William Trent .... sound editor (as Bill Trent)
Mike Tucker .... boom operator
Lionel Strutt .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ian Wingrove .... special effects
 
Stunts
Marc Boyle .... stunt coordinator
Michael Langlois .... stunts
Vic Armstrong .... stunts (uncredited)
Marc Boyle .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Claydon .... camera focus
Freddie Cooper .... camera operator
Paul Jordan .... first clapper loader
Larry Mehan .... best boy
Ron Taberer .... electrical supervisor
George Whitear .... still photographer
Chris Warren .... video playback operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brian Cox .... wardrobe supervisor
Tiny Nicholls .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Michael John Bateman .... assistant editor (as Michael Bateman)
Chris Douglas-Morris .... assistant editor
Neil Farrell .... assistant editor
Jason Lehel .... third assistant editor
 
Music Department
Michael Clifford .... music editor
Lionel Newman .... conductor
Leigh Phillips .... special orchestrator: reconstruction
Michael J. McDonald .... score remixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Stanley Bielecki .... publicity coordinator
Bryan Coates .... location manager
Peter Elford .... location manager
Ceri Evans .... continuity
Jeanne Ferber .... production assistant
Bill Finch .... production accountant
Geoff Freeman .... unit publicist
Linda Rabin .... producer secretary
Joan Woodgate .... dog trainer
 

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Also Known As:
"Omen III: The Final Conflict" - , USA (long title)
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108 min
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Trivia:
Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando and Gene Hackman were all considered for the part of Damien until the decision was taken to make the character a much younger man.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: In the first scene set in the Fernbank Observatory, the rate of acceleration of the stars under observation is given as "...a couple of thousand Parsecs, minimum". In real life the Parsec is a unit of distance, not acceleration. (However, this could be a sly reference to the famous misuse of the term "Parsec" in Star Wars (1977).)See more »
Quotes:
DeCarlo:Every child still living born between those hours is in mortal danger if, indeed, he has not already been killed.
Kate Reynolds:Are you suggesting they've been murdered?
DeCarlo:No, no, I am not. I'm stating it as a fact.
Kate Reynolds:But who on Earth would do such a thing?
DeCarlo:He is born again. And so is the Antichrist - the son of Satan - as foretold in the Book of Revelation.
Kate Reynolds:I'm sorry, Father. Look, I do respect your faith but I don't share it.
DeCarlo:You are not a practicing Christian.
Kate Reynolds:No, I'm a practicing journalist. And one of the first rules of journalism is to be a doubting Thomas. I need to see evidence with my own two eyes.
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Did Damien mean to kill Kate when he allowed her to fall in the river?
Why does Damien continually refer to Jesus Christ as "the Nazarene"?
Is Cassiopeia a real constellation?
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19 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Better after a number of years...., 1 July 2003

Having seen this on it's initial video release, I have to admit I was somewhat disappointed with the outcome of the trilogy after the promise given in THE OMEN and DAMIEN - OMEN II. If you haven't seen it in ages, I would suggest getting hold of a copy of the DVD 25TH ANNIVERSARY TRILOGY to sample it again. THE FINAL CONFLICT, like THE BLACK HOLE and TRON in widescreen DVD, looks, sounds and feels better than in their original VHS versions.

As always, I won't give away the essence of it, except to say that certain visuals make a lot more sense (the widescreen image does do justice to this, as you see a lot more of the frame) and Sam Neill's portrayal of Damien is even more chilling this time around. Granted, some of the plot points may throw you a bit and logic may win out, but some of the scenes make even more sense than they did initially (Think the complexities of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE'S plot to get an idea of what I am thinking here!!).

One other thing which may throw audiences is the English setting of the film, (but THE OMEN was set in London as well!) compared to the American setting of OMEN II, but bearing in mind that the saga has evolved with the characters, this is a strong point. It is also refreshing to have an American-made film which doesn't resort to too many stereotypes like WAYNE'S WORLD and THREE MEN AND A LITTLE LADY did

Jerry Goldsmith's score is the best he did out of the three films.

Take another look - you may be pleasantly surprised.....

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