Corrected entry: Mrs. Thorn (Lee Remmick) is falling from the 2nd floor - she turns in mid-air and lands on her stomach, but in the closeups of her face she is lying on her back.
Corrected entry: The ambassador phones his wife in hospital and insists that she gets ready to leave. However he is well aware that she is barely able to move and quite seriously injured, and he would probably not tell her to leave without consulting one of the doctors. In the book it is she that insists on leaving, whereas he tries to stop her, which seems a lot more plausible.
Corrected entry: Right before the priest gets it in the neck, he is running towards the church. It is very stormy and windy out. In half the shots, the sky is blue, in the other half, it is stormy. Was the scene shot on two different days?
Corrected entry: When the guy's head gets cut off, there are two expressions on the head's face. The first expression on the head is a look of surprise. The next expression, the mouth is smiling.
Corrected entry: Right before the wife falls out of the hospital window, we can see her struggle to get her nightgown over her head because of the cast. However when she falls out of the window, she has no cast at all!
Visible crew/equipment: When the ambassador and the photographer are in the cemetery getting attacked by the dogs there are men standing behind a tree. I'm assuming they're the trainers - they are located when the photographer is trying to hop the fence. Look in the back right hand corner - there are about two or three men standing there. (01:21:15)
Trivia: The smile that Damien gives at the very end wasn't scripted. Originally, Damien was supposed to "look really mean," but Harvey Stephens couldn't keep a straight face: he started to smile, then laugh. Richard Donner decided that the smile made Damien look even more evil, so it stayed in the movie.
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