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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

Writer:

David Seltzer
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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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Storyline

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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"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."- The book of revelations 13:18 See more »


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

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Trivia

Pierce Brosnan and Jim Carrey were considered for the role of Robert Thorn. See more »

Goofs

In the final car chase scene, the engine of the Lexus that Robert is driving sounds more like a single seater sports car than a family saloon. See more »

Quotes

Father Brennan: When the Jews return to Zion, and a comet fills the sky, and the holy Roman Empire rises, then you and I must die. From the eternal sea he rises, creating armies on either shore, turning man against his brother, until man exists no more.
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Crazy Credits

During the first credits the "t" turns around creating an inverted crucifix See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mr. Plinkett's Star Trek 2009 Review (2010) See more »

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Killer Storm
from The Omen (1976)
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Arranged by Marco Beltrami (uncredited) and William Boston (uncredited)
Conducted by Marco Beltrami (uncredited)
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Useless, But Inoffensive Remake
21 June 2019 | by jeanlevySee all my reviews

The Omen wasn't exactly crying out for a remake. It was done well the first time, but Fox just couldn't pass up the gimmick of having a film coming out on 6/6/06 and decided to greenlight this remake. It sticks pretty close to the original script (clearly, they knew they couldn't do much better than that) and they've cobbled together a wonderful group of actors who take the film quite seriously. Liev Schrieber is excellent in the lead role with Mia Farrow deliciously playing the wicked nanny Mrs. Blaylock.

Visually, the film is a bit more stylized than Richard Donner's version, but it helps it stand out a bit. Someone clearly has a love affair with the color red since it's everywhere in this movie.

This retelling of The Omen doesn't need to exist, but at least it's well done and not an embarrassment.


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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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