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The Omen Details


Satan's son has arrived on Earth and He's not about to let human parents get in the way. When his wife Katherine's (Lee Remick) pregnancy ends in a stillbirth in a Rome hospital, U.S. diplomat Robert Thorn (Gregory Peck) substitutes another baby, whose mother died. Little Damien (Harvey Stephens) thrives, but, at his fifth birthday party, his nanny mysteriously dies; Father Brennan (Patrick G. Troughton) also expires after warning Thorn that he has adopted Lucifer's son. While sinister new nanny Mrs. Baylock (Billie Whitelaw) assiduously protects Damien, Thorn's fears escalate when photographer Jennings (David Warner) shows him pictures from Damien's party with marks suggesting how the nanny and Brennan would die. Thorn seeks out Bugenhagen (Leo McKern), an exorcist who confirms Damien's identity and tells Thorn that the only solution is to kill his adopted son. As the bodies pile up, Thorn tries to do his duty, but trust the law to get in the way of saving the world from future Armageddon. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

  • Release date:June 25, 1976


Awarded by
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jerry Goldsmith Best Original Score 1976 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jerry Goldsmith Best Song 1976 Nominee


Gregory Peck
as Robert
Lee Remick
as Katherine Thorn
David Warner
as Jennings
Billie Whitelaw
as Mrs. Baylock
Leo McKern
as Bugenhagen
Patrick Troughton
as Father Brennan
Martin Benson
as Father Spiletto
Anthony Nicholls
as Dr. Becker
Holly Palance
as Young Nanny
John Stride
as Psychiatrist
Richard Donner
Betty McDowall
as Secretary
Don Fellows
as Thorn's Second Aide
Nicholas Campbell
as Marine
Burnell Tucker
as Secret Service Man
Sheila Raynor
as Mrs. Horton
Tommy Duggan
as Priest
Robert Rietty
as Monk
Patrick McAlinney
as Photographer
Roy Boyd
as Reporter
Nancy Manningham
as Nurse
Ronald Leigh-Hunt
as Gentleman
Miki Iveria
as First Nun
Freda Dowie
as Nun
Bruce Boa
as Thorn's Aide


Richard Donner
Harvey Bernhard
David Seltzer
Gilbert Taylor
Jerry Goldsmith
Composer (Music Score)
Stuart Baird
Carmen Dillon
Art Director
Charles Orme
Associate Producer
Mace Neufeld
Executive Producer
Tessa Davies
Set Designer
Gordon Everett
Sound/Sound Designer
John Richardson
Special Effects
David Tomblin
First Assistant Director
Claude Hudson
Production Manager
Maude Spector
Stuart Freeborn