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The Covenant (2006)

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Four young men who belong to a supernatural legacy are forced to battle a fifth power long thought to have died out. Another great force they must contend with is the jealousy and suspicion that threatens to tear them apart.

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To the students of the Spenser Academy, the Sons of Ipswich are the baddest boys on campus. But that's not all they share. The four friends also share a 300-year-old secret: they're warlocks, the teenage descendants of a 17th-century coven of witches. So when the long-banished fifth son suddenly appears and threatens to kill their loved ones, they realize they must face their enemy in order to prevent him from stealing their powers and shattering the covenant forever. Written by Anonymous

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Only the power of hell can help them. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, sexual content, partial nudity and language | See all certifications »

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8 September 2006 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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£181,365 (UK) (8 December 2006)

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£181,365 (UK) (8 December 2006)
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Trivia

During a discussion on Stephen King, Reid is quoted as saying "Dreamcatcher was the shit!" The book Dreamcatcher is about four boyhood friends with supernatural powers, much like the film. See more »

Goofs

While driving Sarah to his family's first settlement house, Caleb points out the Old Putnam Barn. While they are driving it is not raining, but during the shot of the barn it is raining pretty heavily (probably due to the weather during shooting). The next shot is back to normal with no rain. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Reid Garwin: What's up fellas?
Tyler Sims: Where were you? I stopped by to give you a lift.
Reid Garwin: Had things to do. How's the party?
Pogue Parry: Don't know. Just got here.
Reid Garwin: Well hell boys,
[eyes go black]
Reid Garwin: let's drop in.
[jumps off cliff]
Tyler Sims: Shit, yeah!
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The opening Production Company; Lakeshore Entertainment shows the lake to be burning See more »

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Referenced in Breaking the Silence: Exposing the Covenant (2007) See more »

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Predator
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Written by Bill Leeb, Chris Peterson
Performed by Front Line Assembly
Courtesy of Metropolis Records
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The Idea had potential
8 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The idea of the movie was better than the movie itself, I thought. It did have potential, but didn't really embrace it as much as it should have. Basically, it's about four warlocks who are descent from four families from the 17th century who were able to harness the power of witchcraft. But when a fifth one shows up, stronger than all of them and seeking the power of the others, they must stop him before he kills them and everyone they care about. Think Underworld meets Highlander, and that's the basic mood of the movie. It's easy to think of this as an Underworld knock off, but it was actually better than that. The plot is predictable, and drags at times, and there is almost no character development. A lot of interesting subplots are touched upon, but never really explored, and the way they ended it, they obviously want sequels. Check it out, there's some pretty cool action scenes and an interesting story to back it up, but don't count on being blown away.


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