The Omen

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Plot

A remake of the 1976 horror classic The Omen (1976), an American official realizes that his young son may literally be the devil incarnate.

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 5.4/10 (30,478 voted)

Critic's Score: 43/100

Director:
John Moore

Stars: Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick

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…

Cast:

Predrag Bjelac

Vatican Observatory Priest

(as Pedja Bjelac)


Carlo Sabatini

Cardinal Fabretti


Bohumil Svarc

Pope


Liev Schreiber

Robert Thorn


Giovanni Lombardo Radice

Father Spiletto


Baby Zikova

Damien – Newborn


Baby Morvas

Damien – Newborn


Baby Muller

Damien – Newborn


Baby Litera

Damien – Newborn


Julia Stiles

Katherine Thorn


Tomas Wooler

Damien – 2 Years Old

(as Tomas Wooller)


Rafael Sallas

Rome Embassy Marine


Marshall Cupp

Ambassador Steven Haines


Martin Hindy

Haines' Limo Driver

(as Martin 'Mako' Hindy)


Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick

Damien

Taglines:
6 + 6 + 06



Details

Official Website:
20th Century Fox [France] |
Gemini Film [Russia] |

Release Date: 6 June 2006

Filming Locations: Charles Bridge, Old Town, Prague, Czech Republic



Box Office Details

Budget: $25,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $16,026,496
(USA)
(11 June 2006)
(2723 Screens)

Gross: $119,498,909
(Worldwide)



Technical Specs

Runtime:


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Philippines:
(cut)



Did You Know?

Trivia:

The studio originally wanted the film to receive a PG-13 rating but John Moore insisted on an R-rating, suggesting people would "smell a cop-out" if a remake of
The Omen was to receive a family friendly certificate.

Goofs:

Continuity:
At the end when Robert Thorn takes Damien in the car to take him to the church, Robert clearly puts a car key into the ignition to start the car. The 2006 Lexus GS which Robert drives throughout the movie, however, does not have a conventional key with ignition, but instead has a key-fob with push button start.

Quotes:

[From trailer]

Father Brennan:
I was at the hospital, Mr. Thorn, the night your son was born.

Robert Thorn:
What do you know about my son?

Father Brennan:
Everything.



User Review

Slick but inevitably inferior remake

Rating: 5/10


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.