Since the sudden and highly suspicious death of his parents, 12-year-old Damien has been in the charge of his wealthy aunt and uncle (Lee Grant and William Holden). Widely feared to be the Antichrist, Damien relentlessly plots to seize control of his uncle's business empire - and the world. Meanwhile, anyone attempting to unravel the secrets of Damien's sinister past or fiendish future meets with a swift and cruel demise.

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  1. Mike Hodges

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Stanley Mann


  3. David Seltzer


  4. Don Taylor


Top Billed Cast

  1. William Holden

    William Holden

    Richard Thorn

  2. Lee Grant

    Lee Grant

    Ann Thorn

  3. Jonathan Scott-Taylor

    Jonathan Scott-Taylor

    Damien Thorn

  4. Robert Foxworth

    Robert Foxworth

    Paul Buher

  5. Lance Henriksen

    Lance Henriksen

    Sergeant Neff

  6. Elizabeth Shepherd

    Elizabeth Shepherd

    Joan Hart

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 47m

Budget $6,800,000.00

Revenue $26,518,355.00

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Release Information

  • June 5, 1978
    R, Premiere
  • June 9, 1978



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