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Director: John Moore

Cast: John Moore, Julia Stiles, Liev Schreiber, Mia Farrow


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A child that will steer humankind down the road to hellfire has been born, and as his evil flourishes in a world full of hate, the ominous Biblical prophecies slowly begin falling into place in director John Moore's remake of Richard Donner's 1976 horror classic. Robert (LievSee more details below


A child that will steer humankind down the road to hellfire has been born, and as his evil flourishes in a world full of hate, the ominous Biblical prophecies slowly begin falling into place in director John Moore's remake of Richard Donner's 1976 horror classic. Robert (Liev Schreiber) and Katherine Thorn (Julia Stiles) were as loving parents as any young boy could ask for, but as fate would have it, their new son Damien is far from the typical child. Now, as the mysterious boy's growth begins to share frightening parallels with the Biblical passages detailing the rise of the Antichrist, and the lives of all who seek to reveal his true nature are cut gruesomely short, Robert and Katherine are forced to face the horrifying prospect that their child has been sent from Satan to hasten the fall of modern civilization, and that there is little they can do to curb his prophesied path of ultimate destruction.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
A well-turned-out remake of the 1976 chiller directed by Richard Donner, this Omen could not hope to match the original's freshness and edge-of-the-seat intensity. Even so, this version avoids feeling like a cynical retread of classic material, thanks mainly to the accomplished performances of its principal players, every one of whom appears here at the top of his or her game. The story revolves around American diplomat Robert Thorn (Liev Schreiber) and his wife, Katherine (Julia Stiles), who adopt a baby under strange circumstances and are pursued relentlessly by the crazed Father Brennan (Pete Postlethwaite), a Roman Catholic priest convinced that their child is the Antichrist. Years later, when the young Damien (Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick) acquires a full-time nanny named Mrs. Baylock (Mia Farrow), sinister and tragic things begin happening at a feverish pace, and Robert begins to think that perhaps Father Brennan's ravings had a nugget of truth to them. Together with journalist Keith Jennings (David Thewlis), he attempts to ferret out the truth about Damien's lineage. Director John Moore (Behind Enemy Lines) re-creates the original Omen's most memorable scenes with commendable fidelity, and viewers who haven't seen the earlier film will find this one perfectly acceptable as something calculated to raise the hackles. Schreiber, a fine actor, brings the requisite credibility and gravitas to his role -- which was played in the 1976 version by Gregory Peck -- and the youthful-looking Stiles is surprisingly effective in a mature characterization designed for someone at least a half-dozen years older. Farrow invests the nanny with a surfeit of sinister charm and Postlethwaite does right by the passionate prelate whose grisly demise is one of the movie's highlights (as it was in Donner's original). It's no classic, but this Omen deserves a close look and may well offer rewards for those who give it a second or third look as well.

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20th Century Fox
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[Wide Screen]
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Special Features

Unrated extended scenes and extended ending; Commentary by director John Moore, producer Glenn Williamson and editor Dan Zimmerman; Omenisms documentary; Abbey Road recording session featurette; Exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette: Revelation 666

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Julia Stiles Katherine Thorn
Liev Schreiber Robert Thorn
Mia Farrow Mrs. Baylock
David Thewlis Keith Jennings
Pete Postlethwaite Father Brennan
Michael Gambon Bugenhagen
Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick Damien
Pedja Bjelac Vatican Observatory Priest
Carlo Sabatini Cardinal Fabretti
Bohumil Svarc Pope
Giovanni Lombardo Radice Father Spiletto
Baby Zikova Damien - Newborn
Baby Morvas Damien - Newborn
Baby Muller Damien - Newborn
Baby Litera Damien - Newborn
Tomas Wooller Damien - 2 Years Old
Rafael Sallas Rome Embassy Marine
Marshall Cupp Ambassador Steven Haines
Martin "Mako" Hindy Haines' Limo Driver
Amy Huck Nanny
Vince "Vinnie" Valitutti Birthday Party Photographer
Klára Low Mom at Birthday Party
Laurie Tallack Tabloid Reporter #1
MyAnna Buring Tabloid Reporter #2
Harvey Stephens Tabloid Reporter #3
Kammy Darweish Saudi Ambassador
Reggie Austin Tom Portman
Tonya Graves Thorn's Secretary
Changa Bell London Embassy Guard
Janet Henfrey Mrs. Horton
Pavel Cajzl Wedding Limo Driver
Sara Houghton Mom at Zoo
Richard Rees Psychiatrist Hugh Greer
Nikki Amuka-Bird Dr. Becker
Federico Pacifici Rome Cab Driver
Alessandra Vanzi Elderly Nun
Massimo Bellinzoni Subiaco Monk
Vee Vimolmal Katherine's Nurse - London Hospital
Joe Towne Hospital Guard
Curtis Matthew Secret Service Agent
Pete Anthony Conductor

Technical Credits
John Moore Director,Producer
Ciaran Barry Camera Operator
Marco Beltrami Score Composer
Jakub Berdich Stunts
Nancy Bishop Casting
Zuzana Bursíková Costumes/Costume Designer
Vera Cerbara Translator
Chris Carpenter Sound Mixer
Nik Cooper Special Effects
Frantisek Deak Stunts
Zuzana Drdacka Stunts
Dave Dunsterville Special Effects
Pavel Dvorscik Stunts
James Ferguson Special Effects
Susie Figgis Casting
Bela Friedlova Costumes/Costume Designer
Ann Goulder Casting
Rene Hajek Stunts
Alan Hawes Special Effects
Petr Hnetkovsky Stunts
Ron Hone Special Effects
Jessica Horvathova Casting
Peter Kang Executive Producer
Jindrich Klaus Stunts
Katerina Kopicova Art Director
Andy Koyama Sound Mixer
Pavel Kratky Stunts
Jiri Kraus Stunts
Tomas Kuchta Makeup
Martin Kurel Art Director
John Kurlander Sound Mixer
Miroslav Lhotka Stunts
George Little Costumes/Costume Designer
Jan Loukota Stunts
Petr Lukavec Special Effects
Patrick Lumb Production Designer
Mirek Lux Asst. Director
Jiri Maran Special Effects
Ivan Mares Stunts
David Mottl Stunts
Martin Mottl Special Effects
Matthew Mungle Makeup Special Effects
Martin Oberlander Special Effects Supervisor
Hutch Parker Executive Producer
Tomas Petrak Special Effects
Jan Petrak Special Effects
Jan Petrina Stunts
Ondrej Pryca Special Effects
Jaroslav Psenicka Stunts
Shaila Rubin Casting
Jan Schmied Stunts
Jaromir Sedina Camera Operator
Jonathan Sela Cinematographer
David Seltzer Screenwriter
Patrice Soptenkova Costumes/Costume Designer
Jeffrey Stott Executive Producer
Tomas Tobola Stunts
Karel Trojan Stunts
Rudolf Tudzaroff Special Effects
Miroslav Valka Stunts
Jirí Vater Special Effects
Karel Vavrovec Stunts
Peter Veverka Associate Producer
Jakub Vit Special Effects
Ian Voigt Sound/Sound Designer
Brian Wade Makeup Special Effects
Julian Wall Asst. Director
Glenn Williamson Producer
Ian Wingrove Special Effects Supervisor
Kamila Zenkerova Stunts
Dan Zimmerman Editor

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Omen
1. Main Titles [3:18]
2. The Eve of Armageddon [3:00]
3. Baby Damien [3:13]
4. To London [3:37]
5. House Hunting [2:49]
6. The Birthday Party [4:52]
7. Father Brennan's Plea [4:19]
8. Mrs. Baylock [5:01]
9. The Church [4:12]
10. He's Different [3:40]
11. A Mother's Fear [3:24]
12. Sensing Evil [4:07]
13. The Child Must Die [4:10]
14. Pregnant [5:03]
15. Attempted Murder [4:25]
16. 666 [3:44]
17. The Search for Answers [2:55]
18. Father Spiletto [2:49]
19. Cervet [2:43]
20. Killing Katherine [4:48]
21. Bugenhagen [5:49]
22. Birthmark [4:53]
23. Sacrifice [3:49]
24. End Titles [3:58]


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