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The Covenant (2006)

Four young men who belong to a New England supernatural legacy are forced to battle a fifth power long thought to have died out. Meanwhile, jealousy and suspicion threaten to tear them apart.

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William Danvers III
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Provost Higgins
Christian Baril ...
Dead Teenage Boy
Basia Jasinski ...
Nicky's Bar Waitress (as Barbara Basia-Jasinski)
Rob Burns ...
Mr. Pennyworth
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Ryan Bael
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Four best friends, young warlocks of the same coven who all share a same secret: a magic powers, suddenly have to protect themselves from a stranger-another warlock just like them who has come to town to destroy their coven after a 300 years old hate...

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In 1692, five families with untold power formed a covenant of silence. One family lusting for more, was banished, their bloodline disappearing without a trace. Until now. 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)

Opening Weekend:

$8,852,485 (USA) (8 September 2006)

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$23,292,105 (USA) (13 October 2006)
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Trivia

Caleb's last name is Danvers. Danvers is the name of a city in northeastern Massachusetts, only ten miles from Ipswich, where this movie is set. Danvers is also the modern name of "Salem Village," the real center of the so-called Salem witch hysteria of 1692-93, which also included Ipswich. See more »

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The tattoos on Sarah's back disappear and reappear throughout the course of the movie. 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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Crazy Credits

The opening Production Company; Screen Gems Inc. shows the logo on fire See more »

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

Soundtracks

The Death and Resurrection Show
Written by Jeremy Coleman, Kevin W. Walker, Martin Glover, Andy Gill
Performed by Killing Joke
Courtesy of Zuma Records
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Typically, I'm in the Minority Again. I LOVE This Movie!
8 December 2007 | by (.: Fiendish Writings in the Dark :.) – See all my reviews

Okay, so it's a male version of the Craft...kinda. Yes, I'd have to agree with that summation; however, this features MUCH more story, more meat, more history, and a FAR better execution than the Craft. It also presents a much better developed story, characters, and production style.

This is dark, yet shines throughout. It is witty without being stupid. It is serious without taking itself too seriously. It is entertaining without losing sight of the fact that its audience wants to be uplifted by their entertainment.

This work features some innovatively creative elements, great performances, and strong dialog combined with historically based characters, enlightened direction, and an incredibly slick production style that does not lose itself in its...slickness. *L* I really enjoy this, and have the extended edition in my DVD collection.

All in all? It's not good for the kiddies. It tends to be a bit harsh in places, but falls well within the PG-13 rating it receives. Billed as "horror," this work is more "thriller," in my opinion. It makes for decent Friday/Saturday night viewing, if you have not yet seen it.

It rates an 8.7/10 from...

the Fiend :.


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