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The Omen (2006)

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A remake of the 1976 horror classic The Omen (1976), an American official realizes that his young son may literally be the devil incarnate.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vatican Observatory Priest (as Pedja Bjelac)
Carlo Sabatini ...
Cardinal Fabretti
Bohumil Svarc ...
Giovanni Lombardo Radice ...
Baby Zikova ...
Baby Morvas ...
Baby Muller ...
Baby Litera ...
Tomas Wooler ...
Damien - 2 Years Old (as Tomas Wooller)
Rafael Sallas ...
Rome Embassy Marine
Ambassador Steven Haines
Martin Hindy ...
Haines' Limo Driver (as Martin 'Mako' Hindy)


When the Vatican observatory priest sees the appearance of a comet, the Church is sure that it confirms the eve of the Armageddon. Meanwhile, the USA President's godson Robert Thorn is informed in the maternity in Rome by Father Spiletto that his wife Katherine has just lost her baby and she had troubles with her uterus and would not have another pregnancy. Spiletto suggests Robert that another just born child that lost his mother could be the substituted for his son, and Robert accepts the child and gives the name of Damien. Robert is promoted to ambassador in London after a tragic accident. When Damien's nanny commits suicide in his birthday party, a substitute, Mrs. Baylock, comes to work and live with the family. Along the years, Katherine realizes that Damien is evil, while Robert is contacted by Father Brennan, who tells him that Damien is the son of devil. When the priest dies in a bizarre accident, the photographer Keith Jennings shows evidences to Robert that the boy is the ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for disturbing violent content, graphic images and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 June 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Omen 666  »

Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$43,578 (New Zealand) (2 June 2006)


$54,606,189 (USA) (25 August 2006)

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Pierce Brosnan and Jim Carrey were both considered for the role of Robert Thorn. See more »


At Damien's birthday party, which takes place in June, the dog's breath is visible even though it is summer. The original 1976 film made exactly the same mistake. See more »


Keith Jennings: No atheists in foxholes.
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Names of crew in main title are animated, so some of their letters become crosses or "6". See more »


Written by Jerry Goldsmith
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Not as good or evil as the original.
7 June 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I really liked the original Omen. It didn't need to be re-made. There is nothing that modern film-making has brought to this film to make it stand out against the original. It's not as scary, not as honest or raw. The original film is genuinely disturbing -- from the dogs, to the nanny, to Damien... this modern remake just isn't as convincing. It has it's moments, and isn't that terrible, but there's an annoying distance, or separation between the subject matter and the film. It's too clean, too polished... it just isn't evil enough.

The music is not as good, the deaths are not as disturbing. But should we judge this film on its own merits? No, because it's a carbon copy remake. There is very little new material worth mentioning.

The only positive thing to say is that for anyone who hasn't seen the original, it's worth a look -- on DVD. But even then I'd recommend the original.

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