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The Omen (2006)

R | | Horror | 6 June 2006 (USA)
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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

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 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 USA President's godson Robert Thorn is informed in the maternity in Rome by Father Spiletto that his wife Katherine has just lost her baby and she had troubles with her uterus and would not have another pregnancy. Spiletto suggests Robert that another just born child that lost his mother could be the substituted for his son, and Robert accepts the child and gives the name of Damien. Robert is promoted to ambassador in London after a tragic accident. When Damien's nanny commits suicide in his birthday party, a substitute, Mrs. Baylock, comes to work and live with the family. Along the years, Katherine realizes that Damien is evil, while Robert is contacted by Father Brennan, who tells him that Damien is the son of devil. When the priest dies in a bizarre accident, the photographer Keith Jennings shows evidences to Robert that the boy is the ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

His Day Will Come See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$54,607,383

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$119,498,909
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie has a link to Harry Potter reconnecting David Thewlis (Professor Lupin) and Michael Gambon (Professor Dumbledore) See more »

Goofs

When the armed police arrive in the church at the end of the film a police officer raises a hand gun and fires it, only one shot is heard but then another officer lowers a rifle which is smoking as if it had been fired. See more »

Quotes

Damien: Did I scare you, Mommy? I didn't mean to.
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During the first credits the "t" turns around creating an inverted crucifix See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Worst Horror Movie Remakes (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

A DOCTOR, PLEASE
(1976)
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
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Here Comes the Son Again
6 December 2008 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Portending a bad Omen, the film's promotional dialogue barks, "The prophecy is clear, the signs are unmistakable, Armageddon is upon us - and our darkest fears are revealed… as an unspeakable horror is unleashed on the world! U.S. diplomat Robert Thorn (Liev Schreiber) substitutes an orphan for his own stillborn baby in order to spare his unknowing wife (Julia Stiles). But after a series of grotesque murders and dire warnings, the Thorns come to the chilling realization that their child is the son of Satan!"

This is a well-produced, but uninspired re-make of the 1976 box-office revelation. After about thirty minutes, it's difficult to suppress the laughter (the scene with the Thorn family in a car, on their way to a church). Unfortunately, there aren't enough funny scenes to recommend the second coming of "The Omen" as a comedy. Casting Mia Farrow (as Mrs. Baylock) was interesting, since she so memorably provided a womb for Satan's son in the granddaddy of these films, "Rosemary's Baby".

All in all, you're infinitely better off with originals, like "Rosemary's Baby" (1968) and "The Omen" (1976).

** The Omen (2006) John Moore ~ Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, Mia Farrow


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