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The Omen (2006)

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An American official realizes that his young son may literally be the Devil incarnate.

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John Moore

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David Seltzer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Predrag Bjelac ... Vatican Observatory Priest (as Pedja Bjelac)
Carlo Sabatini Carlo Sabatini ... Cardinal Fabretti
Bohumil Svarc ... Pope
Liev Schreiber ... Robert Thorn
Giovanni Lombardo Radice ... Father Spiletto
Baby Zikova Baby Zikova ... Damien - Newborn
Baby Morvas Baby Morvas ... Damien - Newborn
Baby Muller Baby Muller ... Damien - Newborn
Baby Litera Baby Litera ... Damien - Newborn
Julia Stiles ... Katherine Thorn
Tomas Wooler ... Damien - 2 Years Old (as Tomas Wooller)
Rafael Sallas Rafael Sallas ... Rome Embassy Marine
Marshall Cupp ... Ambassador Steven Haines
Martin Hindy Martin Hindy ... Haines' Limo Driver (as Martin 'Mako' Hindy)
Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick ... Damien
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When the Vatican observatory Priest sees the appearance of a comet, the Church is sure that it confirms the eve of the Armageddon. Meanwhile, the U.S. President's godson Robert Thorn (Liev Schreiber) is informed in the maternity ward in Rome by Father Spiletto (Giovanni Lombardo Radice) that his wife Katherine (Julia Stiles) has just lost her baby and she had troubles with her uterus and would not have another pregnancy. Spiletto suggests to Robert that another just-born child that lost his mother could be the substituted for his son, and Robert accepts the child and gives him the name of "Damien". Robert is promoted to ambassador in London after a tragic accident. When Damien's nanny (Amy Huck) commits suicide during his birthday party, a substitute, Mrs. Baylock (Mia Farrow), comes to work and live with the family. Through the years, Katherine realizes that Damien is evil, while Robert is contacted by Father Brennan (Pete Postlethwaite), who tells him that Damien is the son of devil... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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From the eternal sea he rises. Creating armies on either shore. Turning man against his brother. Until man exists no more. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for disturbing violent content, graphic images and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

6 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Omen 666 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,026,496, 11 June 2006

Gross USA:

$54,607,383

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$119,974,972
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1.85 : 1
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The fifty-ninth biggest grossing movie of 2006. See more »

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At the end of the film when Robert is driving to the church, both Robert and the Police are driving on the right-hand side of the road rather than the left as would be proper in the UK. See more »

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Robert Thorn: But what if you're wrong?
Bugenhagen: I'M NOT WRONG!
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Written by Andrew C. Pilmer (as Andrew Pilmer)
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Just saw a press screening Fri June 2
2 June 2006 | by sigiam2See all my reviews

In a nutshell, if you've never heard of the original or are unaware of the storyline, the average horror film lover will enjoy this flick. If however you saw/liked the original, you'll likely still enjoy it..but you'll know exactly what's coming next because it is very faithful to the original. In fact, in most scenes, it's a line-by-line remake, and many camera shots are virtually identical to the 1976 version. What has changed is that Damien's parents are younger, and it's been updated to reflect a contemporary world of today. Also, the screenwriter decided to throw in 9/11 and recent disasters as indicators that the Armageddon is on it's way via Damien Thorne. (SPOILERS FOLLOW) There are elements of "Final Destination", but the original Omen was in fact the first to play with this type of death scene(s), where things mysteriously happen to people through strange accidents,etc. Having said that, these scenes are a little different from the original (most of them anyway) and again, as a horror fan, you'll enjoy the fact that they don't pull any punches graphically.

Acting wise, the film was somewhat weak - particularly Mia Farrow's performance. In an fitting homage to Rosemary's Baby, Farrow is cast as Mrs.Baylock, the satanic disciple, summoned to protect the Devil's son (in a sense, like her character in Rosemary's Baby)Damien Thorne, in the form of a nanny. I found that she was not nearly as creepy and menacing as the original actress. Julia Stiles was not strong either, and Schrieber was OK. The kid who plays Damien isn't bad, but it's just another brooding kid role with few lines so it's tough to screw that up.

Visually i loved this film, and a few sequences in particular were very very well done. As for the scares, there aren't many at all, and a few could be seen coming a mile away (dream sequence/mirror open then shuts to see apparition in rear,etc..) I did jump physically in one sequence where i wasn't expecting it (which i won't mention specifically so it may surprise you too).

So, it was an entertaining 2 hours. Nothing terribly new, and not as creepy or Gothic as the first one. In a way, i was hoping it might go in a different direction, but perhaps, it's the producers' ultimate compliment to the original - keep it very similar,just updating it for a new generation of horror fans. Recommended.


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