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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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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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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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Trivia

The telescope at the start of this movie is a double refractor by Zeiss, at the Stefánik Observatory in central Prague. See more »

Goofs

In the newspaper announcement of Thorn's appointment as ambassador, the same text is repeated several times. See more »

Quotes

Katherine Thorn: [from trailer]
[as they pass by a church, Katherine sees Damien is pale]
Katherine Thorn: What's wrong, sweetie? It's just a church, that's all.
Robert Thorn: Is he sick?
Katherine Thorn: [feels Damien's forehead] He's as cold as ice.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Good Omens: In the Beginning (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Slick but inevitably inferior remake
26 May 2006 | by Skint111See all my reviews

This remake is like listening to a cover version of a Beatles song. You like it but really want to hear the original again. The original Omen is such a terrific film, convincing, beautifully cast and with a great, raw Brit Gothic feel to it. The remake is a slightly glossier affair which is enjoyable enough but doesn't really take the story in any new directions, although it hints that it will. Opening images of 9/11 and the Asian tsunami promise a new take on the tale, but with the exception of the very final scene, this doesn't really happen. The set pieces of the original were beautifully done - here they're well done but don't seem to last long enough; they don't feel 'special' enough. The cast is good but, again, it lacks the gravitas of the original. This ambassador is no Gregory Peck. Overall, this isn't a bad way to spend two hours in the cinema - it's a hundred times better and more cinematic than The Da Vinci Code for instance - but could have been a lot more than it is.


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