The Omen

Synopsis: 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 An
Genre: Horror
Director(s): John Moore
Production: 20th Century Fox
  1 win & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min

Tom, it's Robert.

I need you to fill in for me. Kate's gone

into labor and there are complications.

Mr. Thorn.

- Is she all right?

- She's resting.

And the child?

The child is dead.

She does not know.

It was everything to her.

A child.

Mr. Thorn, your wife...

There was damage to the womb.

She might not be able to...

She might not be able to what?

You love her very much.

Then you must accept God's plan.

He is quite beautiful.

I knew the mother well.

Healthy in every way.

- And the family?

- No family.

The mother died, as your own child...

in the same hour.

And our child...

May I see the body?

What's to be gained?

Give your love to the living.

For the sake of your wife, Mr. Thorn.

God will forgive this little deception.

And for the sake of this child.

On this night, Mr. Thorn,

God has given you a son.

- Hi.

- Hi.

Who's that?

That's our son.

He's perfect.

I love you.

I love you too.

No, it's good, it really is.

What is it?

Come on. Big blow.

Thank you so much.

Hi, Mike.

Afternoon, Mrs. Thorn.

How's young Damien?

He's fine.

Is my husband around?

Yes, ma'am. He's expecting you.

- Mr. Ambassador.

- Troy.

Hi, Steven.

- Hi, Kathy. It's great to see you.

- You too.

I've gotta run.

I'll let Robert tell you the good news.

- OK. Bye.

- Bye, Kathy.

What good news?

How was your Italian lesson?

That's very good. I'll have to remember that

next time my watch is stolen on a sailing trip.

All right. I'm on book one.

Well, the good news is that

you might not have to open book two.

Steven's been made

ambassador to Great Britain.


That's great.

We're going with him, Kate.

He's made me deputy.

Oh, my God.


London... That's wonderful.

I'm number two now.

I couldn't wait to tell you.

It's gonna be great, Kate.

What's going on up there?


Well? Do you like it?

It's big.

Big. Bad big?

Big big.

It reminds me of Steven's place in Italy.

What's that mean?


I thought you would like it.


Sometimes it feels

as if I'm stepping over Steven's corpse.

You got this job because you earned it.


Nothing to do with the fact

that I'm the president's godson?

Two senators and the president's sister

wanted that job, but he gave it to you.

What does that tell you?

That I love you.

- So we'll take it.

- Do I have a choice?

- No.

- Didn't think so.

It is big.

A little bit.







Damien... Damien.


Don't... don't ever do that again.

Did I scare you, Mommy?

I didn't mean to.

I know.

I know. I'm sorry.

I was just worried about you.

- Ready? Come on, Damien, big breath...

- Three, two, one...


Excuse me. I'll be right back.

- I can take him.

- OK.




Look at me, Damien.

It's all for you, Damien.

It's all for you.

It's OK, pal.

It's OK.

Here he is.

- Have you read the papers today, Mr. Thorn?

- No, I'm afraid I haven't.

- There's an article about the suicide.

- I'm here to welcome the Saudi ambassador...

- Was she on drugs?

- Excuse me.

Will the suicide affect

your performance as ambassador?

Gentlemen, this way, please.

It's all right.

Are you OK?

I'm very sorry. Please, send me the bill.

I'll cover the charges.

It's all right, sir.

Let's just say that you owe me one.


- Are you OK?

- Yeah.

The tabloids are having a field day

with the nanny situation.

I know. Let it go.

It'll all blow over.

- I think we should issue a statement at least.

- Tom, please. Let it go this time, OK?

Excuse me, sir. A Father Brennan

is waiting downstairs at reception.

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David Seltzer

David Seltzer (born February 2, 1940) is an American screenwriter, producer and director, perhaps best known for writing the screenplays for The Omen (1976) and Bird on a Wire (1990). As writer-director, Seltzer's credits include the 1986 teen tragi-comedy Lucas starring Corey Haim, Charlie Sheen and Winona Ryder, the 1988 comedy Punchline starring Sally Field and Tom Hanks, and 1992's Shining Through starring Melanie Griffith and Michael Douglas. more…

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