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The Final Conflict (1981)

R | | Horror | 20 March 1981 (USA)
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The now adult Antichrist plots to eliminate his future divine opponent while a cabal of monks plot to stop him.

Director:

Graham Baker

Writers:

David Seltzer (characters), Andrew Birkin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Neill ... Damien Thorn
Rossano Brazzi ... DeCarlo
Don Gordon ... Harvey Dean
Lisa Harrow ... Kate Reynolds
Barnaby Holm Barnaby Holm ... Peter Reynolds
Mason Adams ... President
Robert Arden ... American Ambassador
Leueen Willoughby ... Barbara Dean
Marc Boyle Marc Boyle ... Brother Benito
Milos Kirek Milos Kirek ... Brother Martin
Tommy Duggan Tommy Duggan ... Brother Mattius
Louis Mahoney ... Brother Paulo
Richard Oldfield ... Brother Simeon
Tony Vogel ... Brother Antonio
Arwen Holm Arwen Holm ... Carol
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Storyline

Now come into his full knowledge and power, the Anti-Christ in the body of Damien Thorne is about to strike his final blow. The Christ-child has been born again, on the Angel Isle, Great Britain (Scotland, England & Wales). The plan is simple, kill the Christ child to prevent him from growing up to bring the return of Christ and death of the Anti-Christ. Written by David Carroll <davidc@atom.ansto.gov.au>

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The power of evil is no longer in the hands of a child. See more »

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Horror

Certificate:

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Trivia

According to an interview from January 1980, Jeroen Krabbé was being considered for the leading role of Damien. See more »

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The initial computer simulation of the Second Coming alignment gives the position's declination as -276° 24' 29". Declinations of stars vary between -90° and +90°. See more »

Quotes

Damien Thorn: He was born last night... I feel his presence. Like a virus, a parasite feeding on my energy; trying to drain me of power. For everyday that he lives and grows, my force will weaken.
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Good solid horror film

As far as horror films go, I believe The Final Conflict has gotten a bad rap. Now, this is obviously not some all time greatest movie of all time or anything like that, but it really is a well made film, and a good horror film. Considering that I only watch horror movies, and every review I've done on IMDb has been extremely negative of really horrible horror films (hence my name) this being the first positive review I've given is really saying something, at least for me anyway :) In The Final Conflict, our hero (or rather not I guess, since he IS the anti-Christ) Damien is all grown up and using his demonic ways to basically take over the world for Satan. The one melodramatic scene where he gives his little speech to his father Satan is pretty stupid and could have done without (although the scuptlure of Christ in that scnece is actually a pretty amazing work of art), but other than that this is a fine horror film. The atmosphere is great, decent performances. His scene with the president (played by Mason Adams) makes you chuckle and ties in so well how all politicians (as well as everything to do with politics) are so deeply in league with Satan.

A couple shocking violent scenes, really creepy atmosphere, great cinematogrpahy - this film is clearly from an analogue age, before digital anything was in use. Perhaps this is part of the reason many don't like this movie, today's horror films are a lot easier to make due to digital advances (which is a good thing) so they appear to have high production quality, but are really terrible made, written and directed. The final conflict is well made, and of course the score by Jerry Goldsmith is excellent and adds much to the film, definitely would have been a worse movie without his score, I can't say enough how good it is. The mix of very old musical ideas with modern ones, (as well as a few tritones of course) really makes the movie in many ways for me.

So see The Final Conflict if your a horror fan.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Omen III: The Final Conflict See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,571,675, 22 March 1981

Gross USA:

$20,471,382

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,471,382
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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