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Damien: Omen II (1978)

Updated: May 11

Damien the Antichrist, now about to turn 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.

Factual errors

  • (at around 1h 12 mins) The elevator cables shown to cut both the doctor in the elevator car, as well as the car itself, in half would not have done so. The elevator shaft is too narrow and all elevator cars have at least FOUR cables to prevent the car from potentially sliding down the shaft in the event of catastrophic failure.

  • Any failed cable would strike the sides of the shaft and the other cables on it was down to the car. It would then encounter the trolley system on top of the elevator. All of these actions would cause it to lose momentum and it would fall to rest on top of the car itself. Even if it cut through the roof, it would not have enough remaining inertia to slice through the entire car itself.

  • This does not take into account that this is not an ordinary malfunction. Dr. Kane was on his way to show someone that there was something off about Damien, so the forces that protect Damien were at work and getting around these safeguards.

Source: IMDB

Elevator scene from Damien: Omen 2 (1978)
Elevator scene from Damien: Omen II (1978)

Damien: Omen II (1978) Movie Poster
Damien: Omen II (1978) Movie Poster


  • Don Taylor

  • Uncredited: Mike Hodges



  • Stanley Mann

  • Mike Hodges


  • Harvey Bernhard

Based on Characters created by

  • David Seltzer


  • William Holden as Richard Thorn

  • Lee Grant as Ann Thorn

  • Robert Foxworth as Paul Buher

  • Lew Ayres as Bill Atherton

  • Sylvia Sidney as Aunt Marion

  • Jonathan Scott-Taylor as Damien Thorn

  • Nicholas Pryor as Dr. Charles Warren

  • Lance Henriksen as Sergeant Daniel Neff

  • Elizabeth Shephard as Joan Hart

  • Lucas Donat as Mark Thorn

  • Allan Arbus as David Pasarian

  • Meshach Taylor as Dr. J. Kayne

  • Fritz Ford as Murray

  • Leo McKern (uncredited) as Carl Bugenhagen

  • Ian Hendry (uncredited) as Michael Morgan

  • Owen Sullivan as Byron

  • Corney Morgan as Greenhouse Technician

Sources: IMDB & WIKI


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