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Damien: Omen II (1978)

R | | Horror | 9 June 1978 (USA)
Damien the Antichrist, now thirteen years old, finally learns of his destiny under the guidance of an unholy disciple of Satan. Meanwhile dark forces begin to eliminate all those who suspect the child's true identity.

Directors:

Don Taylor, Mike Hodges (uncredited)

Writers:

Harvey Bernhard (story), David Seltzer (based on characters created by) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Holden ... Richard Thorn
Lee Grant ... Ann Thorn
Jonathan Scott-Taylor ... Damien Thorn
Robert Foxworth ... Paul Buher
Nicholas Pryor ... Charles Warren
Lew Ayres ... Bill Atherton
Sylvia Sidney ... Aunt Marion
Lance Henriksen ... Sergeant Neff
Elizabeth Shepherd ... Joan Hart
Lucas Donat ... Mark Thorn
Allan Arbus ... Pasarian (as Alan Arbus)
Fritz Ford Fritz Ford ... Murray
Meshach Taylor ... Dr. Kane
John J. Newcombe John J. Newcombe ... Teddy
John Charles Burns John Charles Burns ... Butler
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Storyline

Seven years later, 13-year-old Damien is just discovering who he really is, and what he is destined to do. Now living with his Aunt, Uncle, and cousin in a wealthy suburb of Chicago, Damien is anxious to inherit everything. Can Richard Thorn finish the job that Damien's father (Ambassador Thorn) started? Written by Mark J. Popp <poppmj@cadvision.com>

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The first time was only a warning. See more »

Genres:

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Omen II See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,880,880, 11 June 1978

Gross USA:

$26,518,355

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,518,355
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At 59 William Holden was only eight years younger than Sylvia Sidney who played Aunt Marion. See more »

Goofs

(at around 17 mins) Dr. Warren puts the daggers into a desk drawer. He then "locks" the drawer. However, rather than locking it, he merely sticks the key in the drawer lock and jiggles it. When he removes the key, the lock has not changed position. Keyholes on locks such as these turn sideways when locked, so he did not actually lock the drawer. See more »

Quotes

Damien Thorn: Yes. Born in the image of the greatest power in the world! The Desolate One. Desolate because his greatness was taken from him and he was cast down. But he has risen, Mark, in me!
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Crazy Credits

An abridged 6 second version of the Alfred Newman Fox fanfare is heard See more »

Alternate Versions

The original version was released uncut with a "Not under 16" rating in German cinemas in 1978, the 1983 VHS release was uncut as well. The 1992 VHS re-release was cut (ca. 3 minutes) due to the fact that in the 1980s the uncut version was put on the index for youth endangering media. Only in 2001 the film was removed from that index and the film was re-released uncut, again with a "Not under 16" rating. See more »

Connections

Follows The Omen (1976) See more »

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Happy Birthday to You
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User Reviews

 
An enjoyable sequel
19 January 2014 | by veryape-887-913905See all my reviews

Damien:Omen 2 is a very enjoyable sequel to The Omen in my opinion the first is better but i did enjoy this also. This film was released in 1978 2 years after the first and it tells the story of Damien the Anti-Christ who is now age 12 he is starting to understand his duty in the line of Satan whilst a strange crow eliminates any people who know his real identity and are seen enemies in the eyes of Satan. This film is not the best in the Omen series but it is a very watchable film, it isn't a film that will bore you to death and it isn't a film that will keep you on the end of your seat for 100 minutes but i do recommend it to the people who are interested in these films it is a clever entry in the omen franchise

***/*****


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