The Omen

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The Omen is a 1976 horror film about an American ambassador who learns to his horror that his son is actually the literal Antichrist.

Directed by Richard Donner. Written by David Seltzer.
It is the greatest mystery of all because no human being will ever solve it.Tagline


Dialogue[edit]

Photographer: Run out of film?
Jennings: Just saving a bit for his canonization.
Photographer: How's that?
Jennings: I don't know if we just got the heir to the Thorn millions here, or Jesus Christ himself.

Holly: Damien! Damien! Damien, look at me! I'm over here! Damien, I love you.
Damien: Look. There's Nanny.
Holly: Look at me, Damien. It's all for you! [steps off the roof and hangs herself]

Father Brennan: You must accept Christ as your saviour. You must accept him now.
Robert: Forgive me, Father, but I understand that you have a matter of some urgent personal business?
Father Brennan: You must take communion. Drink the blood of Christ and eat his flesh. Only if he is within you can you defeat the son of the devil.
Robert: I see.
Father Brennan: He's killed once, he'll kill again. He'll kill until everything that's yours is his.
...
Father Brennan: I was at the hospital, Mr Thorn, the night your son was born. I witnessed the birth. I beg you.
Robert: [into the intercom] All right. Stand by. [to Father Brennan] What do you want?
Father Brennan: To save you, Mr Thorn. So Christ will forgive me.
Robert: What do you know about my son?
Father Brennan: Everything.
Robert: And what is that?
Father Brennan: I saw its mother.
Robert: You saw my wife.
Father Brennan: I saw its mother.
Robert: You're referring to my wife!
Father Brennan: Its mother, Mr Thorn.
Robert: If this is blackmail, then come out and say it! What are you trying to say?
Father Brennan: His mother was a ja- [security guards burst into the office]

Mrs Baylock: I know this is a difficult time for you, so I'll not intrude on your grief. I'm here to take away some of your troubles and anxieties. We'll soon help your little boy to forget what's happened. I'm afraid, sir, that some of our young nannies, they get homesick, or they have boyfriend problems. I left all that behind a long time ago. Well, now, if you'll let me see your boy?
Katherine: Well, yes, of course. He's upstairs. I'll show you where it is.
Mrs Baylock: Why don't you just leave us alone at first? Let us get acquainted in our own way.
Katherine: Well, he's shy with new people.
Mrs Baylock: Oh, no. Not with me, he won't be.
...
Katherine: I like her.
Robert: She seems alright.
Katherine: Where'd you find her?
Robert: Where did I find her?
Katherine: Yeah.
Robert: I didn't find her. I assumed you found her.

Robert: Are you sure that you don't wanna call a doctor?
Katherine: No. It's just a couple of bruises. It'll be all right in the morning.
Robert: No, I mean... for Damien.
Katherine: Oh, no, he's fine. He's... he's sound asleep.
Robert: Just... just to have him examine him.
Katherine: Well, he's perfectly all right. Never been sick a day in his life.
Robert: He never has, has he? Isn't that a little strange?
Katherine: Is it?
Robert: I mean, no measles or mumps or chickenpox. Not even a cough or a cold.
Katherine: So?
Robert: I just think it's a little unusual.
Katherine: Look, he's a perfectly healthy boy. I mean, we have nothing to worry about with him. Not physically or... or otherwise. He just... had a bad moment. You know, like a fright.

Robert: If there were anything wrong, you'd... tell me, wouldn't you?
Katherine: Wrong? What could be wrong with our child, Robert? We're beautiful people, aren't we?
Robert: There is something wrong, isn't there? [she hugs him] Kathy. Is it so serious?
Katherine: Robert, I... I want... I need to see a psychiatrist. I... I have... fears. I have such fears.
Robert: What kind of fears? What kind?
Katherine: If I told you, you'd put me away.

Robert Thorn: Get on with it. Say what you have to say.
Father Brennan: "When the Jews return to Zion, and a comet rips the sky, and the Holy Roman Empire rises, then you and I must die. From the Eternal Sea, He rises, creating armies on either shore, turning man against his brother, till man exists, no more." The Book of Revelation predicted it all.
Robert Thorn: I'm not here to listen to a sermon.
Father Brennan: It is by means of a human personality entirely in his possession that Satan will wage his last formidable offence.
Robert Thorn: You said that my wife was--
Father Brennan: Go to the city of Megiddo... in the old city of Jezreel. There see the old man Bugenhagen. He alone can describe how the child must die.
Robert Thorn: Look here--
Father Brennan: He who will not be saved by the lamb will be torn by the beast!
Robert Thorn: Will you stop? I'm here because you said my wife is in danger.
Father Brennan: She is pregnant.
Robert Thorn: You're mistaken. That's nonsense.
Father Brennan: He'll not allow the child to be born. He will kill it while it slumbers in the womb.
Robert Thorn: What in God's name are you talking about?
Father Brennan: Your son, Mr. Thorn. The Son of the Devil. He will kill the unborn child. Then he will kill your wife. And then, when he is certain to inherit all that is yours, then, Mr. Thorn... he will kill you.
Robert Thorn: That's enough.
Father Brennan: And with your wealth and power he will establish his counterfeit kingdom here on Earth, receiving his power directly from Satan!
Robert Thorn: You're insane.
Father Brennan: He must die Mr. Thorn!
Robert Thorn: You asked for five minutes... and you've got five minutes.
Father Brennan: Go to the city of Megiddo. See Bugenhagen before it's too late.
Robert Thorn. Now I've heard you. I want you to hear me. I never want to see you again.
Father Brennan: You'll see me in Hell, Mr. Thorn. There we will share out our sentence.

Jennings: Look, I want to know what he said. I have a right to know. Robert, I want to know what he said! Look, I'm not just some bystander. I was the one who found him!
Robert: I'm the one who's supposed to kill him. These are knives. He wants me to stab him! He wants me to murder a child.
Jennings: It's not a child!
Robert: He doesn't know that! Maybe he's wrong. He's not responsible. I won't do it! [Throws the knives into an alley]
Jennings: [Looks at Robert, then walks away] Then if you won't do it, I will.

Taglines[edit]

  • It is the greatest mystery of all because no human being will ever solve it.
  • Good morning. You are one day closer to the end of the world. You have been warned.
  • It is the greatest mystery of all because no human being will ever solve it. It is the highest suspense because no man can bear it. It is the greatest fear because it is the ancient fear of the unknown. It is a warning foretold for thousands of years. It is our final warning. It is The Omen.
  • Those who foretold it are dead. Those who can stop it are in grave danger.

Cast[edit]

External links[edit]

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