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Damien: Omen II (1978)

R | | Horror | 9 June 1978 (USA)
Damien the Antichrist, now about to turn 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.

Directors:

Don Taylor, Mike Hodges (uncredited)

Writers:

Harvey Bernhard (story), David Seltzer (based on characters created by) | 2 more credits »
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Holden ... Richard Thorn
Lee Grant ... Ann Thorn
Jonathan Scott-Taylor ... Damien Thorn
Robert Foxworth ... Paul Buher
Nicholas Pryor ... Charles Warren
Lew Ayres ... Bill Atherton
Sylvia Sidney ... Aunt Marion
Lance Henriksen ... Sergeant Neff
Elizabeth Shepherd ... Joan Hart
Lucas Donat ... Mark Thorn
Allan Arbus ... Pasarian (as Alan Arbus)
Fritz Ford Fritz Ford ... Murray
Meshach Taylor ... Dr. Kane
John J. Newcombe John J. Newcombe ... Teddy
John Charles Burns John Charles Burns ... Butler
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Storyline

Seven years later, Damien Thorn is about to turn 13 and 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 in line to inherit everything from his family. Can Richard Thorn finish the job that Damien's father (Ambassador Robert 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 »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The disappointing box office returns from this movie, and the failure of Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) and The Chosen (1977) signaled the end of Hollywood's 70s demon child fad. Though demon child movies still get made from time to time the fad would never again be at its zenith as it was in the 70s. The dominant trend, starting with the release of Halloween (1978), was now slasher movies. See more »

Goofs

When Joan Hart is killed, and the back wheel of the tractor truck goes over the body, the wig comes off of the dummy's head. See more »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

An abridged 6 second version of the Alfred Newman Fox fanfare is heard See more »

Alternate Versions

In all non-premium cable channel prints (i.e edited versions of the movie,) Dr. Kane's death is edited strongly. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Devil's Disciples (2006) See more »

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Happy Birthday to You
(uncredited)
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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A good sequel
14 March 2006 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

Well, it wasn't great, but I have to admit that the second Omen was pretty good and in some ways just necessary. Necessary, I mean because this story is of course not finished. Before seeing "The Hills have Eyes" on Friday night, they had trailers, and one was *shudder* a remake to the Omen. Another one, another remake! Oh, well, this just isn't going to stop. So, anyways, I saw The Omen last year and figured I should finish the trilogy. I am curious and frankly, a bit creeped out that the new Omen is being released on 06-06-2006, "666", get it?

The story itself is pretty good actually, now that Damien has been under the care of his aunt and uncle, strange things are happening again. It seems like anyone who is getting to close to finding out the truth about Damien is getting killed in some freak accident. This is a very good sequel that should be given a second chance.

6/10


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Omen II See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,880,880, 11 June 1978

Gross USA:

$26,518,355

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,518,355
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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