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Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son?

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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 8 nominations.
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Robert Thorn
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Katherine Thorn
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Jennings
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Mrs. Baylock
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Damien
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Father Brennan
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Father Spiletto
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Monk
Tommy Duggan ...
Priest
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The Psychiatrist
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Dr. Becker
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Nanny
Roy Boyd ...
Reporter
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Nun
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Mrs. Horton
Robert MacLeod ...
Horton
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Thorn's Aide
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Thorn's Second Aide
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Photographer
Dawn Perllman ...
Chambermaid
Nancy Manningham ...
Nurse
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First Nun
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American Secretary
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Marine
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Secret Service Man
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Gentleman at Rugby Match
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Italian Taxi Driver
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Arab (as Yakov Banai)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ann Barrass ...
Guest at Damien's Birthday Party (uncredited)
Mark Baxter ...
Boy (uncredited)
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Man Walking Across Street (uncredited)
Mary Burleigh ...
Rugby Match Spectator (uncredited)
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Monk (uncredited)
Shirley English ...
Rugby Match Spectator (uncredited)
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Monk (uncredited)
Suzanne Heimer ...
Rugby Match Spectator (uncredited)
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Rugby Match Spectator (uncredited)
Michael Leader ...
Rugby Match Spectator (uncredited)
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Carl Bugenhagen (uncredited)
Noel O'Connell ...
Damien (uncredited)
Bill Reimbold ...
General (uncredited)
Adam Rhodes ...
Child at Party (uncredited)
Pat Ryan ...
Rugby Match Spectator (uncredited)
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Man at gas station (uncredited)
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U.S. Embassy Official (uncredited)
Christine Spooner ...
Funeral Mourner (uncredited)
Damian John Spooner ...
Boy at Top of Slide (uncredited)
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Military Type At Damien's Party (uncredited)
Trevor Wedlock ...
Man Buying Ice Cream at Safari Park (uncredited)

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Richard Donner ... (directed by)

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David Seltzer ... (written by)

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Harvey Bernhard ... producer (produced by)
Mace Neufeld ... executive producer
Charles Orme ... associate producer

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Jerry Goldsmith ... (music by)

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Gilbert Taylor ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Stuart Baird
Ralph Kemplen ... (uncredited)

Editorial Department

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Chris Ridsdale ... assistant editor
Marcel Durham ... first assistant editor (uncredited)
Graham Farrow ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Mick Monks ... second assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Maude Spector ... (casting)

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Carmen Dillon ... (art direction by)

Makeup Department

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Stuart Freeborn ... chief makeup artist
Pat McDermott ... hairdresser
Graham Freeborn ... assistant make-up (uncredited)

Production Management

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Claude Hudson ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Steve Lanning ... second assistant director
David Tomblin ... assistant director
Stuart Baird ... second unit director (uncredited)
Roy Button ... third assistant director (uncredited)

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George Ball ... property master
Tessa Davies ... set dresser
Reg Richards ... construction manager
George Richardson ... assistant art director
John Chisholm ... property master (uncredited)
Ken Court ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Tom Jung ... poster designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Gordon Everett ... sound recordist
Christopher Lancaster ... dialogue editor (as Chris Lancaster)
Doug E. Turner ... dubbing mixer (as Doug Turner)
Les Wiggins ... dubbing editor
Clive Copland ... sound transfer (uncredited)
Charlie McFadden ... boom operator (uncredited)
William Parnell ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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John Richardson ... special effects
Joe Fitt ... special effects (uncredited)
George Gibbs ... special effects (uncredited)
Liz Moore ... modeller (uncredited)

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Roy Field ... optical effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Alf Joint ... stunt coordinator
Vic Armstrong ... stunts (uncredited)
Wayne Docksey ... Stunts (uncredited)
Alf Joint ... stunt double: Lee Remick (uncredited)
Wendy Leech ... stunt double: Holly Palance (uncredited)

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Gerry Anstiss ... camera operator
Bob Penn ... stillsman (as Robert Penn)
Ron Taberer ... chief electrician
Peter Bloor ... electrician (uncredited)
George Forgan ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Peter Taylor ... focus puller (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Tiny Nicholls ... wardrobe supervisor (as G.W. Nicholls)
Klara Kerpin ... wardrobe mistress (uncredited)

Location Management

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Bernard Hanson ... location manager

Music Department

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Jerry Goldsmith ... music: soundtrack
Bruce Botnick ... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Harvey Cohen ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Alexander Courage ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Sandy DeCrescent ... music contractor (uncredited)
Leonard A. Engel ... music film editor (uncredited)
Jerry Goldsmith ... music producer (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited)
Kenneth Hall ... music supervisor (uncredited)
Skaila Kanga ... musician: harp (uncredited)
Shelly Manne ... musician (uncredited) / musician: percussion (uncredited)
Arthur Morton ... music arranger (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited)
National Philharmonic Orchestra ... music performed by (uncredited)
Lionel Newman ... conductor (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited)
John Richards ... music recording engineer (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Urban Thielmann ... music contractor (uncredited)
Eric Tomlinson ... music recordist (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Elaine Schreyeck ... continuity

Additional Crew

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Carolee Danz ... assistant to the producer
Jeanne Ferber ... production assistant / production secretary
Judy Friesen ... special assistant to the director
Alan Ladd Jr. ... presenter
Robert Munger ... religious adviser to the producers
Don Williams ... religious adviser to the producers (as Rev. Don Williams Ph.D)
Ben Woodgate ... owner: dogs / trainer: dogs
Joan Woodgate ... owner: dogs / trainer: dogs
Gordon Arnell ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Bill Finch ... production accountant (uncredited)
Guy Frazer-Jones ... runner (uncredited)
Tina Simmons ... stand-in/double: Lee Remick (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Robert and Katherine Thorn seem to have it all. They are happily married and he is the US Ambassador to Great Britain, but they want nothing more than to have children. When Katharine has a stillborn child, Robert is approached by a priest at the hospital who suggests that they take a healthy newborn whose mother has just died in childbirth. Without telling his wife he agrees. After relocating to London, strange events - and the ominous warnings of a priest - lead him to believe that the child he took from that Italian hospital is evil incarnate. Written by garykmcd

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Taglines OUR FINAL WARNING. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Antichrist (United States)
  • The Birthmark (United States)
  • La Malédiction (France)
  • Das Omen (Germany)
  • La profecía (Spain)
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  • 111 min
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Budget $2,800,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Harvey Stephens, as Damien, was largely chosen for this role from the way he attacked Richard Donner during auditions. Donner asked all the little boys to "come at him" as if they were attacking Katherine Thorn during the church wedding scene. Stephens screamed and clawed at Donner's face, and kicked him in the groin during his act. Donner whipped the kid off him, ordered the kid's blond hair dyed black and cast him as Damien. See more »
Goofs (at around 1h 26 mins) Toward the end of the film, Jennings says that the place name Megiddo derives from the term Armageddon. Actually, it is the other way around - "Armageddon" is a bastardization of "Har Megiddo", which, in Hebrew, means simply "mountain of Megiddo". According to Revelation 16:16, this would be the site of the last battle in history. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #6.3 (1976). See more »
Soundtracks Ave Satani See more »
Crazy Credits Closing credits epilogue: "Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is 666." Book of Revelation Chapter 13 Verse 18 See more »
Quotes Young nanny: Look at me, Damien! It's all for you.
[she jumps off a roof, hanging herself]
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