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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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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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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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Box Office

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,852,485, 10 September 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$23,292,105, 15 October 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,347,239, 18 December 2006
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About 200 extras appear in the party scene that opens the film. They were recruited about two days before shooting, partially through the help of local club and radio DJs in Montreal. They worked for two nights in freezing weather; director Renny Harlin states on the DVD commentary track that he was bowled over by how cooperative and enthusiastic they were, despite the uncomfortable conditions. See more »

Goofs

In one of the classroom scenes, the instructor states that of the first 12 amendments proposed to the US Constitution, 10 were "eventually" ratified. In fact, 11 have been ratified. The 27th Amendment (originally the 2nd proposed amendment) was ratified in 1992, more than 2 centuries after it was written. See more »

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[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 a 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 »

Connections

References Dreamcatcher (2003) 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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Mindless, but Fun
9 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

Anyone who expected this movie to be an amazing, intelligent film will be severely disappointed. However, from the trailer, I made a guess as to the general quality of the film. I was right, and I enjoyed myself.

Hot guys who do magic. That's pretty much all you need to know about the movie. The dialogue is crap, most of the acting is so-so, characters are woefully underdeveloped, and the plot is flimsy at best. That said, it was a fun movie. There was exciting action, and lots of fan service for the girls in the audience (Don't worry boys, there are girls in dubious sleepwear, too) It's one of those movies where you sit and watch and say, "This is a really good idea, but even *I* could write a better movie than this." The concept is cool, the execution not-so-hot. But as a break from the grind of class? Definitely good.

The action was cool. The boys were pretty. And, really, what more does a girl need?


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