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The Omen (2006)

R | | Horror | 6 June 2006 (USA)
An American official realizes that his young son may literally be the Devil incarnate.

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Vatican Observatory Priest (as Pedja Bjelac)
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Cardinal Fabretti
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Baby Zikova ...
Baby Morvas ...
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Baby Litera ...
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Tomas Wooler ...
Damien - 2 Years Old (as Tomas Wooller)
Rafael Sallas ...
Rome Embassy Marine
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Ambassador Steven Haines
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Haines' Limo Driver (as Martin 'Mako' Hindy)
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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 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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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$43,578 (New Zealand) (2 June 2006)

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$54,606,189 (USA) (25 August 2006)
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The telescope at the start of the film is a double refractor by Zeiss, at the Stefánik Observatory in central Prague. See more »

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The name Megido is not derived from the word Armageddon, but rather the other way around. Armageddon is Latin distortion of "Har Megido", or "Mount Megido" in Hebrew. See more »

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Father Brennan: DRINK HIS BLOOD!
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Written by Andrew C. Pilmer (as Andrew Pilmer)
Courtesy of Associated Production Music, LLC.
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Slick but inevitably inferior remake
26 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See 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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