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  (in credits order)

Jack Palance ... Narrator (voice)
David Seltzer ... Himself
Blanche Barton ... Herself
Doug Posey ... Himself
Anton LaVey ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert Munger ... Himself
Harvey Bernhard ... Himself

Mace Neufeld ... Himself

Richard Donner ... Himself
Alan Ladd Jr. ... Himself
John Richardson ... Himself
Martin Benson ... Himself

David Warner ... Himself
Felix Just ... Himself

Lee Grant ... Herself

Lance Henriksen ... Himself
Don Taylor ... Himself (archive footage)

Leonard Maltin ... Himself

Lisa Harrow ... Herself
Paul Nagle ... Himself

Faye Grant ... Herself

Michael Lerner ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Vivian Winther ... Emma

Directed by
Brent Zacky 
Writing credits
Naomi Pfefferman  and
Brent Zacky 

Produced by
Kevin Burns .... executive producer
Joyce Caruso .... field producer
Jason Fine .... associate producer
Scott Hartford .... senior associate producer: Prometheus Entertainment
Jennifer Herschberg .... associate producer
Ron Magid .... consulting producer
Ted Nelson .... field producer
Erika Schroeder .... coordinating producer
Dawn Smith .... field producer
Brent Zacky .... producer
Original Music by
Tom Jenkins 
Chris Many 
Film Editing by
Ben Bulatao 
Jeffrey Frey 
Sam Fricke 
Makeup Department
Katrina Chevalier .... hair stylist
Joannel Clemente .... makeup artist
Patri Lucy-Romolo .... makeup artist
T.C. Thecla Luisi .... makeup artist
Michi Nakao .... makeup artist
Nora Robertson .... hair stylist
Nora Robertson .... makeup artist
Production Management
James W. Banks .... post-production supervisor
Maria Broccoli .... production manager
Lisa Howard .... director of production management: Foxstar Productions
Laurie Isola .... production manager
Kaki Kirby .... executive in charge of production: Foxstar Productions
Jeff Kuntz .... production manager
David Sehring .... executive in charge of production: American Movie Classics
Art Department
Cherie Fryman .... paintbox artist
Sound Department
Gerard Byrne .... sound
Jack Cannon .... sound
Michael Dastolfo .... re-recording engineer
Brian Gerstner .... sound re-recording mixer
Joe Kalish .... assistant sound re-recording engineer
Jeff Leemon .... sound
Ian McPherson .... sound
Franz Moore .... sound
James Mulryan .... sound (as Jim Mulryan)
John Simonson .... sound
Chris White .... sound
Visual Effects by
Laura L. Brown .... chyron
Lars Bunch .... motion control photography
Rafi Ekmekien .... motion control photography
Martin Kauper .... motion control photography
Wade Lageose .... main title graphics
Doug Whitney .... main title graphics
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Coleman .... camera operator
Gary Corrigan .... camera operator
Cory Geryak .... camera operator
Patrick Higgins .... camera operator
Eric Marquis .... camera operator
Bernd Reinhardt .... camera operator
Jonathan Smith .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Carlos Aguirre .... post-production coordinator
Malcolm Cook .... on-line editor
Cary DeVore .... assistant editor
Andrew Giacometti .... director of post-production
Mark W. Jacobs .... on-line editor
Music Department
Lloyd Hardy .... music coordinator
Other crew
Ben Applen .... production assistant
Susan M. Bowles .... production counsel: Foxstar Productions
Mimi Christensen .... production coordinator: Prometheus Entertainment
Elio Concepcion .... clearance coordinator
Michael Dussault .... media assistant
Terry James .... production accountant
Calvin Jones .... media manager
Jerianne Keaney .... director of clearance
Leila Leigh .... researcher
Michelle Parker .... unit publicist
Tyrone Richardson .... media technician
Leigh Thomas .... chyron operator
Jose Valencia .... media coordinator
Harvey Bernhard .... acknowledgment: still photographs courtesy of
Stanley Mann .... acknowledgment: still photographs courtesy of
Jorge Montesi .... acknowledgment: still photographs courtesy of
Mace Neufeld .... acknowledgment: still photographs courtesy of

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100 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-18 (2006) (DVD) (self applied) | Finland:K-18 (2004) (TV rating) (self applied)

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The documentary was divided in 4 parts to be included in each DVD edition of The Omen (1976), Damien: Omen II (1978), The Final Conflict (1981) and Omen IV: The Awakening (1991) (TV).See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
An interesting and informative documentary on the "Omen" films, 25 September 2009
Author: Woodyanders ( from The Last New Jersey Drive-In on the Left

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

This snappy and thorough documentary offers a comprehensive and illuminating take on the "Omen" movies. The first film was not only inspired by a chapter in "The Book of Revelations," but also was made to capitalize on the success of "Rosemary's Baby" and "The Exorcist." The original more fantastic script had to be rewritten to make the movie more believable and realistic. Moreover, the film was dropped by Warner Brothers and then picked up by 20th Century Fox instead. Charlton Heston, Roy Scheider and William Holden all turned down the lead role; Gregory Peck eventually agreed to play the starring part. Several strange coincidences occurred during the making of the picture, thus creating the popular urban myth of an "Omen" curse. Thanks to a brilliant (and expensive) marketing campaign, "The Omen" was a huge hit. Of course, there was a sequel. "Damien: Omen II" had its fair share of production problems: Director Mike Hodges was replaced by Don Taylor early in the shoot, the crew was stricken with influenza, and Lew Ayres' death by drowning in an icy river proved to be a very hard sequence to film. The death scenes were made more gory as well. The sequel wasn't the smash success the first one was, but did well enough to beget a third installment. A then unknown Sam Neill was cast as the adult Damien Thorn; James Mason paid for his airline fare so he could fly to America for his audition. The sequence involving a monk who catches on fire proved to be very difficult to shoot. There was also a love story added to the usual assortment of grisly deaths. Alas, "The Final Conflict" turned out to be a box office flop. It wasn't until the early 90's that a belated made-for-TV sequel was made. Once again, the original director had to be replaced by another director early in the shoot. The anti-Christ was made a girl instead of a boy. Character actor Michael Lerner loved his character's death scene in which he gets pulped by a wrecking ball. The TV movie received lackluster ratings when it aired. A spin-off TV show never made it past the pilot. But the original films still retain their appeal thanks to their classic good vs. evil stories (surprisingly, the church avidly supported the first and third "Omen" features!). Among the folks interviewed in this documentary are producer Harvey Bernhard, writer David Seltzer, religious adviser Robert Munger, director Richard Donner, actresses Faye Grant, Lee Grant, and Lisa Harrow, and actors David Warner, Martin Benson, and Lance Henrikson (the latter sports a really funky earring!). Jack Palance handles the narrator duties with perfectly sinister aplomb. Essential viewing for "Omen" fans.

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