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The Covenant (2006)

Four young men who belong to a New England supernatural legacy are forced to battle a fifth power long thought to have died out. Meanwhile, jealousy and suspicion threaten to tear them apart.

Director:

Renny Harlin

Writer:

J.S. Cardone
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Strait ... Caleb Danvers
Laura Ramsey ... Sarah Wenham
Sebastian Stan ... Chase Collins
Taylor Kitsch ... Pogue Parry
Chace Crawford ... Tyler Simms
Toby Hemingway ... Reid Garwin
Jessica Lucas ... Kate Tunney
Kyle Schmid ... Aaron Abbot
Wendy Crewson ... Evelyn Danvers
Stephen McHattie ... James Danvers
Kenneth Welsh ... Provost Higgins
Christian Baril Christian Baril ... Dead Teenage Boy
Basia Jasinski Basia Jasinski ... Waitress Nicky's Bar (as Barbara Basia-Jasinski)
Rob Burns Rob Burns ... Mr. Pennyworth
Robert Crooks ... Ryan Bael
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Storyline

Four best friends, young warlocks of the same coven who all share a same secret: a magic powers, suddenly have to protect themselves from a stranger-another warlock just like them who has come to town to destroy their coven after a 300 years old hate...

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In 1692, five families with untold power formed a covenant of silence. One family lusting for more, was banished, their bloodline disappearing without a trace. Until now. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, sexual content, partial nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Covenan+ See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,852,485, 10 September 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$23,292,105, 15 October 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,347,239, 18 December 2006
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Renny Harlin is known for putting tidbits of Finnish culture in his movies. In The Covenant he has hung a famous Finnish painting on Sarah's wall. It is painted by Hugo Simberg and it's called "Haavoittunut enkeli" ("Wounded Angel"). It has an angel in it and there are two boys carrying her away. See more »

Goofs

During the scene at Nicky's, Pogue tells Caleb that Reid and Tyler are there and Caleb responds with, "Great, that's trouble." But when he says that's trouble, his lips don't actually move. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Reid Garwin: What's up, fellas?
Tyler Sims: Where were you? I stopped by to give you a lift.
Reid Garwin: Had things to do. How's the party?
Pogue Parry: Don't know. Just got here.
Reid Garwin: Well, hell, boys.
[eyes go black]
Reid Garwin: Let's drop in.
[jumps off a cliff]
Tyler Sims: Shit, yeah!
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The opening Production Company; Lakeshore Entertainment shows the lake to be burning See more »

Connections

Referenced in Breaking the Silence: Exposing the Covenant (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Faster
Written by Julie Greaux
Performed by Jules X
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Great popcorn flick!
7 September 2006 | by fritzlangSee all my reviews

Just came back from an advanced screening tonight.

No, this isn't going to win any awards. It didn't 'reinvent the genre'. It is just a very well made horror/action film.

Renny Harlin has taken a bunch of unknowns, a small budget, and has made a great looking film with some nicely fleshed out characters, nice fight scenes, some decent scares, and some VERY impressive special effects.

What really impressed me most of all was the tender love story between the teenage couple. When was the last time you saw a film where teenagers were in love and they just kissed, smiled and said goodnight? it was so sweet and innocent - far from the graphic bump and grind of most of today's film. I suppose the PG-13 was partly responsible for that - and if so, then bring on more PG-13 teenage films!

Don't let the PG-13 put you off. This is a very good film that anyone should enjoy...even adults like me : )

If you have seen the trailer and liked it, then I think you will like the film. I had a great time tonight and will get this when it comes out on DVD..


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