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The Omen (2006)

R | | Horror | 6 June 2006 (USA)
An American official realizes that his young son may literally be the Devil incarnate.

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Vatican Observatory Priest (as Pedja Bjelac)
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Cardinal Fabretti
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Baby Zikova ...
Baby Morvas ...
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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
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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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Rated R for disturbing violent content, graphic images and some language | See all certifications »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$54,606,189 (USA) (25 August 2006)
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The text of the newspaper announcement of Thorn's appointment reads: TOP JOB FOR US PRESIDENT'S GODSON 34 Year old is USA's Youngest Ambassador LONDON - Robert Wade Thorn has been appointed by the White House as the new ambassador to the Court of Saint James. Thorn, at 34 years old, is the youngest appointee in the history of the US. The post became available to Mr. Thorn following the tragic death last month of his predecessor and former boss, US Ambassador to Italy, Mr Stephen Haines. Haines had been named as the new UK Ambassador and was due to take up the post this week when he was killed in a bizarre traffic accident in Rome city center on May 14. Thorn, a Connecticut native, and constant fixture on the Washington DC "rising star" list has often been regarded as a close confidante of the US President's inner circle..." (The text repeats at least three times within the article.) See more »

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During Father Brennan's flight to the church, lightning strikes near him two times; once it strikes the fence just after he scales it and the second time it strikes and severs the lightning rod, impaling him. At neither time is the lightning strike accompanied by the sound of thunder; a lightning strike so close to the priest would be accompanied with almost simultaneous thunder. See more »

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Robert Thorn: But what if you're wrong?
Bugenhagen: I'M NOT WRONG!
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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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OLD COMRADES
(1908)
Written by Andrew C. Pilmer (as Andrew Pilmer)
Courtesy of Associated Production Music, LLC.
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An Unnecessary Re-make
6 June 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A re-make of the original horror classic of 1976, this film offers nothing more than the original film has already given us, besides some admittedly impressive death scenes. This re-make is far below the standard set by the original film. The acting is stiff and stilted, with Liev Schreiber (as Robert Thorne) giving a thoroughly one-noted performance which proved to be quite frustrating to watch for over two hours. Even when he finds out about the incredibly terrible events that consistently occur throughout the film, Schreiber keeps an indifferent expression on his face. This undoubtedly makes many problems arise; how can the audience get involved in a movie if the actors are unconvincing in their roles? Julia Stiles does well, but she doesn't work in her role as Robert Thorne's wife, but Mia Farrow as Mrs. Baylock gives the film a bit of a spark in an otherwise dull film. The main thing is, is it scary? Damien is creepy enough, and there are some OK dream sequences that offer a couple of good jump scares. But this is all it offers in scares. The film is basically just a re-shooting of the original scenes, except they lack the energy and tension. There is no sense of foreboding, and it's almost as if the film makers and actors were just bored and wanting to get it over and done with; it's as if they hardly cared about making a good film. What was meant to be a gripping, horrific and intense viewing experience right up to the stunning climax becomes a boring and plodding time, and you just about lose interest in the whole story, and the characters. Overall, a very disappointing re-make, which begs the question: Why did they re-make it in the first place?


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