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The Final Conflict -- The Antichrist prepares to fulfil biblical prophesy, murder the newly born infant Christ and take the Earth as his own.
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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20 March 1981 (USA) See more »
The power of evil is no longer in the hands of a child. See more »
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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Not a bad movie, but an unsatisfactory end to the trilogy See more (95 total) »


  (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
Ron Coleman .... construction manager (as Ronald Coleman)
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
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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Even though the Nazarene's identity is never revealed in the film the book based on the screenplay of the final conflict added more details such as the child being born to a clan of gypsies which explains why he didn't have a birth record thus Damien couldn't find him.See more »
Plot holes: Damien's introduction for the "World in Focus" show states that he took over Thorn Industries in 1971 and that he has been running it for seven years. However, his earlier conversation with the President established the current year as 1982 not 1978.See more »
Damien Thorn:He was born last night... I feel his presence. Like a virus, a parasite feeding on my energy; trying to drain me of power. For everyday that he lives and grows, my force will weaken.See more »
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23 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Not a bad movie, but an unsatisfactory end to the trilogy, 22 June 2009
Author: sgtking from United States

After the success of the first two 'Omen' films, it was inevitable that there would be more. According to the documentary 'The Omen Legacy' the original plan was for 7 total films, but producer Harvey Bernard and Twentieth Century Fox settled on 3. Now this was probably a smart thing to do, because you could only take this story so far until people would be tired of it. 'The Final Conflict' would be the long-waited finale to the series and was much anticipated. To the dismay of many who saw it, it was not the grand finale it should have been. It's sort of a cross between the first two films. On one hand it has more story and less blood and gore, but on the other it seems a bit more concerned with spectacle than telling a good story and ending the series in a satisfactory way. That doesn't mean this film isn't any good, but if you like the first two then you will likely be underwhelmed by the end result.

Pros: Fine work done by the cast. Jerry Goldsmith composes a different, but still excellent score. Some elaborate and creative death sequences. Moves at a decent pace. Well photographed and nice scenery. A stronger, more layered script than last time. Has quite a mean streak.

Cons: Lacking in scares and tension. Some things are too underdeveloped. The ending is a letdown for this film and the series as a whole.

Final thoughts: After a series starts so well you hope the level of quality stays high in the subsequent installments. In the case of the 'Omen' franchise it did take a dive after the first film, but both theatrical sequels are still above average and worth the viewers time. They could have been better, especially this one, but unlike some sequels they aren't an embarrassment.

My rating: 3.5/5

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