The Omen

Factual error: Jennings says that the name of Megiddo derives from Armageddon and that it is south of Jerusalem. In actual fact, Megiddo is the source of the word Armageddon, not the other way around, and it is a long way north of Jerusalem. (01:26:30)

Factual error: It is highly unlikely that a British police detective making routine enquiries would be carrying a gun.

Factual error: In the opening scene, Gregory Peck is riding in the dark in a car in Rome on June 6th at 6:00am. The sun rises at 5:35am in Rome on June 6th.

Factual error: Keith Jennings refers to an astrologers' publication which describes a star "like the star of Bethlehem" but "on the other side of the world, the European continent." Bethlehem is not on the other side of the world from Europe, it's at the same longitude as eastern Europe and less than 800 miles from the European mainland. (01:00:20)

StarryMessenger

Audio problem: Near the end of the movie, when the Ambassador is dragging the child up the aisle of the church, in several spots you hear the child scream but his mouth isn't open. (01:45:35)

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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 / 'Til man exists no more.

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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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Question: How could Damien's mother be a jackal? That has always thrown me for a loop and I could never understand why they'd do that unless it was for entertainment purposes. I mean, I know it's Hollywood and all but that's just too far-fetched.

Enchantress

Chosen answer: The idea wasn't entirely Hollywood's. The antichrist is sometimes said to be "born of a jackal. " Jackals are mentioned in the Bible, and some interpretations consider them a symbol of something that is "not of God." In the movie, it means that the kid was scary as hell, literally.

Hobbes

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