15 certificateThe Omen is a Film programme that first aired in 2006 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

The Omen is a 3 star programme

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The Omen (2006)

Directed by
John Sanford Moore

John Moore's reasonably successful 2006 reworking of the 1976 version of Richard Donner's horror classic.

When his newborn son dies, American diplomat Robert Thorn (Liev Schreiber) replaces the baby without telling his wife. For five years, Robert and Kathryn (Julia Stiles) play happy families with the tiny tearaway... until photographer Keith Jennings (David Thewlis) captures the hellish reality of Damien's true nature on camera. Suspicion turns to spine-chilling fact when British priest Father Brennan (Pete Postlethwaite) reveals that Damien is the devil's child. But will they live long enough to take action?

Irish director John Moore follows David Seltzer's terrifying script pretty much word for word, making good use of the (Behind Enemy Lines) original's most successful device, the nerve-testing suspense. What Damien (Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick) lacks in dialogue he makes up for in withering looks, and while he never actually attacks anyone, his enemies nevertheless come to a range of grisly ends.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 120 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2006

3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Liev SchreiberLiev Schreiber...Robert Thorn
Image for Pete PostlethwaitePete Postlethwaite...Father Brennan
Image for Julia StilesJulia Stiles...Katherine Thorn
Predrag Bjelac...Vatican Observatory Priest
Carlo Sabatini...Cardinal Fabretti
Bohumil Svarc...Pope
Giovanni Lombardo Radice...Father Spiletto
Tomas Wooler...Damien at age 2
Rafael Sallas...Rome Embassy Marine
Marshall Cupp...Ambassador Steven Haines
Martin Hindy...Haines' Limo Driver
Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick...Damien