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The Omen (2006)

 -  Horror | Mystery | Thriller  -  6 June 2006 (USA)
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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:
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Vatican Observatory Priest (as Pedja Bjelac)
Carlo Sabatini ...
Cardinal Fabretti
Bohumil Svarc ...
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Giovanni Lombardo Radice ...
Baby Zikova ...
Baby Morvas ...
Baby Muller ...
Baby Litera ...
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Tomas Wooler ...
Damien - 2 Years Old (as Tomas Wooller)
Rafael Sallas ...
Rome Embassy Marine
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Ambassador Steven Haines
Martin Hindy ...
Haines' Limo Driver (as Martin 'Mako' Hindy)
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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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From the eternal sea he rises. Creating armies on either shore. Turning man against his brother. Until man exists no more. See more »


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

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Also Known As:

The Omen 666  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$239,104 (Australia) (16 June 2006)

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

During filming, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick was never told that his character was supposed to be the son of the Devil; co-star Julia Stiles has commented that it was because the filmmakers thought "he was too young to understand it, but he was really obedient when John asked him for the Damien face." See more »

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During the final chase when Thorn is taking Damien to a church with British police officers in pursuit, Czech script ('Prague 2 Municipal District') is clearly visible on the shop fronts. See more »

Quotes

Damien: Did I scare you, Mommy? I didn't mean to.
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Names of crew in main title are animated, so some of their letters become crosses or "6". See more »

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Remake of The Omen (1976) See more »

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OLD COMRADES
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Written by Andrew C. Pilmer (as Andrew Pilmer)
Courtesy of Associated Production Music, LLC.
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Surprisingly good!
5 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw a sneak preview of The Omen tonight. At first, I couldn't tell if it was going to be a spoof of the original or if it was going to be a serious remake. Audience members were laughing at parts which were supposed to be serious.

and then ...

the entire audience jumped.

and a little while later jumped again.

by the end of the movie, the audience was cheering and totally wrapped up in the movie.

The director did a great job of pulling us in.

Does everyone already know the basic plot? If not, I think it's best if I don't say anything about the plot, so I don't give away anything.

Mia Farrow was great in her role as Damien's nanny. Julia Stiles was the one who was unintentionally funny at the beginning of the movie, or maybe it was intentional, because she ended up pulling off the role quite well.

but the movie belonged to Liev Schreiber. He wisely did not try to do the same as Gregory Peck, and was excellent in the role.

It's worth seeing. Be forewarned - the movie is much more graphic than the original, so don't take the kids.


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