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Damien: Omen II (1978)

R | | Horror | 9 June 1978 (USA)
Damien the Antichrist, now thirteen years old, finally learns of his destiny under the guidance of an unholy disciple of Satan. Meanwhile dark forces begin to eliminate all those who suspect the child's true identity.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Richard Thorn
... Ann Thorn
... Damien Thorn
... Paul Buher
... Charles Warren
... Bill Atherton
... Aunt Marion
... Sergeant Neff
... Joan Hart
... Mark Thorn
... Pasarian (as Alan Arbus)
Fritz Ford ... Murray
... Dr. Kane
John J. Newcombe ... Teddy
John Charles Burns ... Butler
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Seven years later, 13-year-old Damien is just discovering who he really is, and what he is destined to do. Now living with his Aunt, Uncle, and cousin in a wealthy suburb of Chicago, Damien is anxious to inherit everything. Can Richard Thorn finish the job that Damien's father (Ambassador Thorn) started? Written by Mark J. Popp <poppmj@cadvision.com>

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These eyes will follow you wherever you go and your nightmares will become a frightening reality. See more »

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Budget:

$6,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,880,880, 11 June 1978, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$26,518,355, 31 December 1978
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Mike Hodges the original director was fired; he was replaced by Don Taylor. See more »

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Some viewers have questioned how Bugenhagen's box in Jerusalem could have contained the daggers that Robert Thorn had used in London only a few days previously. The novelization makes it clear that the daggers were returned to Bugenhagen by a priest of the London church where Robert Thorn had attempted to stab Damien. See more »

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Paul Buher: Do you know what exactly I do for Thorn Industries?
Damien Thorn: Not really, Sir.
Paul Buher: You should. You should know everything about the Thorn business. After all it will be yours one day.
Damien Thorn: And Mark's!
Paul Buher: And Mark's. Of course.
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Happy Birthday to You
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Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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"She pollutes the air with her craziness"
26 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

"She pollutes the air with her craziness", gotta love that line near the film's beginning. Damien:Omen II is an ambitious and entertaining sequel to the classic Omen. This film is an almost perfect stepping stone in the Omen trilogy, focusing on Damien Thorn becoming a teenager. The film obviously lacks the fresh originality of the first film but it still deserves credit for maintaining a sense of dread and menace when somebody crosses the young Damien Thorn. The death scenes are both chilling and creative and the film's trademark score is brilliant. As far as sequels go, Omen II is a solid effort, leading the pathway clearly open for the third chapter. In terms of comparison Omen II doesn't surpass the original but if you enjoyed the Omen then Damien:Omen II shouldn't disappoint.


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