Omen, The (1976)

Date: 1976
Director: Richard Donner
Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

Stars: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner, Billie Whitelaw, Harvey Stephens, Patrick Troughton
Location(s): Basilicata and Lazio (Italy), Berkshire, London, Middlesex, Surrey, Jerusalem (Israel)

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Storyline:

Robert Thorn, American Ambassador to London, finds out that his wife has had a still birth and is persuaded to switch babies. He later finds out that the adopted son he has been bringing up is in fact the Antichrist. JT

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Originally loaded by John Tunstill and updated with new grabs by Dave Wilson and additional comments

 

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Looking up at Via Dora, Rome, Italy

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Off angle. SJ

Piazza Mincio, Rome, Italy

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Same corner was seen in If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium. SJ

Great George Street, Westminster, London, SW1P

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A really good collection of road clutter! SJ

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Pyrford Court, Ripley in Surrey. Also seen in 'Tales from the Crypt', 'The Mind of Mr. Soames' and 'The Cat and the Canary' (1978)

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Pyrford Court. The ambassador arrives to take up his post to the Court of St. James - but eschews Winfield House in Regent's Park for further out of town.

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Pyrford Court. Peck joins to console Remick and Stephens after the suicide of Damien's initial nanny.

Grosvenor Square, London W1K

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Looking east. SJ

U.S. Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London W1A. The Embassy was also seen in 'Not with My Wife, You Don't!', 'The Statue', 'Subterfuge' and 'Children of the Damned.'

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Not quite the correct angle but the trees obscure better shots of the building, even in winter. SJ

Stephens/Damien feels uneasy as he approaches Guildford Cathedral (spotted by Andrew Jupp)

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Cathedral Church of the Holy Spirit, Stag Hill, Guildford, Surrey. SJ

Approaching the cathedral.

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The cathedral is currently undergoing extensive restoration work. SD

As Stephens claws Remick's face, Peck realises he has to call off his attendance at the wedding.

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Now by SJ.

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Windsor Safari Park, prior to another demonic encounter with baboons.

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An additional grab sent in by Ken Parker who notes that these are from his late father's firm Parker's Coaches (Kingsbury Ltd.) based in Willesden and trading until 2000.

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Pyrford Court, Ripley, Surrey

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The Home Park, Windsor Castle (in the background), Windsor, SL4

Peck agrees to a meeting with the priest Troughton at Bishop's Park, SW6.

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The now shows the vegetation across the river in Putney and Barnes, SW15, has not changed much. SJ

Peck issues a stern warning to Troughton to stay away from his family, despite the strangeness of his "son".

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The same place now, captured by SJ.

Troughton feels a demonic wind in the air after an unsuccessful warning to Peck.

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I always wondered why cinema benches like to face away from the Thames! SJ

All Saints' Church, Putney Bridge Approach, Fulham, London SW6, from Bishop's Park.

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All Saints' Church, Putney Bridge Approach, Fulham, London SW. Identified by Simon James in his new (now a little older!) London Location book.

Troughton approaches the church in hope of sanctuary.

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All Saint's Church.

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No cross, somewhat a clumsy prop. SJ

Troughton is impaled as Warner's photograph anticipated, and suddenly the wind dies down and the sun comes out.

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Now. And Gun of the Black Sun used the same churchyard. JT?

Via XXIV Maggio, looking towards the Obelisco del Quirinale monument on the Piazza del Quirinale, Roma, Italy, seen as Peck and Warner go in search for the real parents.

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I should have moved further up the hill but it was hot and steep. Shocking sloth. SJ

Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome, Lazio

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Without so much traffic. (RL)

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The Exterior of the Ministry of Education, 20 Piazza John Kennedy, Roma 00144, found by Dave Wilson, who notes that the cut from the previous shot in a supposed reverse pov is 6 miles away!

Last shot to be identified and it's Dave Wilson again. Strada Provinciale 3/e Ardeatina, 790-798, Roma.

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A google shot supplied by Dave to support as well as a couple of others in this scene's pan. (SJ)

Peck and Warner feel the hunt getting warmer. Exactly the same shot seen without Peck and Warner and with the subtitle Subiaco in Omen III.

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A nice match sent in Manuel G, who adds, "The Monastery of San Benedetto, in which Father Spiletto (Martin Benson) retired, does really exist near Subiaco, 50 km east of Rome. But in reality this shot here shows the Abbey of San Sebastiano, located in Via dell'Abbadia in Alatri (Frosinone).

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Brookwood American Cemetery and Memorial, Dawney Hill, Pirbright, Woking GU24

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