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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 ...
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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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Four have the power. One will stop at nothing to possess it. 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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Box Office

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$23,292,105 (USA) (13 October 2006)
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Despite the popular misconception, 'The Covenant' is not based on a novel, graphic novel or any comic-book title. The confusion comes from the fact that Sony had a comic-book of the same name created for the purposes of promoting the movie. Just prior to the release of this movie, Top Cow Comics printed a four part comic-book miniseries by Aron Coleite and Tone Rodriguez entitled The Covenant. Neither the authors of the comic-book miniseries nor Top Cow Comics is mentioned in the movies' credit sequences, so the comic-book miniseries is not regarded as source material by the makers of this movie. See more »

Goofs

In the drug store, Caleb's necklace repeatedly disappears and reappears between shots. 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; Lakeshore Entertainment shows the lake to be burning See more »

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Referenced in The Reinactors (2008) See more »

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Predator
(Collide Remix)
Written by Bill Leeb, Chris Peterson
Performed by Front Line Assembly
Courtesy of Metropolis Records
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Don't Go With High Expectations
16 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is essentially for teenagers. The cool boys in the school meet the cool girls. The boys have supernatural powers and it's all about being in control and appealing to the opposite sex. The plot itself is fairly shallow and offers no twists or turns.

Unlike the movie "Underworld", this movie moves a little too slow and doesn't have anything interesting to offer other than some occasional special effects and some scantily clad actors. The girls run around in their underwear and the boys walk around in swim trunks.

The special effects and the display of the supernatural powers are very well done, but after awhile they evoke yawns, and not excitement. You can only slam people around so much before it quits adding to the plot. The movie fails at upping the ante. No matter how intense the action should feel, it all just looks like more of the same.

Strangely, the adults in this movie offer forth the worst acting. The younger actors do quite well and it is the story and overall plot which leaves the most to be desired.

The movie isn't bad, it just isn't good either.


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