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The Covenant (2006)

Four young men who belong to a New England supernatural legacy are forced to battle a fifth power long thought to have died out. Meanwhile, jealousy and suspicion threaten to tear them apart.

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Cast

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Provost Higgins
Christian Baril ...
Dead Teenage Boy
Basia Jasinski ...
Nicky's Bar Waitress (as Barbara Basia-Jasinski)
Rob Burns ...
Mr. Pennyworth
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Ryan Bael
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Storyline

Four best friends, young warlocks of the same coven who all share a same secret: a magic powers, suddenly have to protect themselves from a stranger-another warlock just like them who has come to town to destroy their coven after a 300 years old hate...

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To save the future, they must battle their past. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, sexual content, partial nudity and language | See all certifications »

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8 September 2006 (USA)  »

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The Covenan+  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,852,485, 10 September 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$23,292,105, 15 October 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,347,239, 18 December 2006
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

About 200 extras appear in the party scene that opens the film. They were recruited about two days before shooting, partially through the help of local club and radio DJs in Montreal. They worked for two nights in freezing weather; director Renny Harlin states on the DVD commentary track that he was bowled over by how cooperative and enthusiastic they were, despite the uncomfortable conditions. See more »

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In the scene where Sarah is in the library, Kate comes and leans on the table next to her. When we first see her close up, her ponytail is dangling by her head, it zooms out and the ponytail is on her back, again it zooms in and is in front of her face, zooms back out and it's on her back again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Reid Garwin: What's up, fellas?
Tyler Sims: Where were you? I stopped by to give you a lift.
Reid Garwin: Had things to do. How's the party?
Pogue Parry: Don't know. Just got here.
Reid Garwin: Well, hell, boys.
[eyes go black]
Reid Garwin: Let's drop in.
[jumps off a cliff]
Tyler Sims: Shit, yeah!
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Crazy Credits

The opening Production Company; Screen Gems Inc. shows the logo on fire See more »

Connections

References Dreamcatcher (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Predator
(Collide Remix)
Written by Bill Leeb, Chris Peterson
Performed by Front Line Assembly
Courtesy of Metropolis Records
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Typically, I'm in the Minority Again. I LOVE This Movie!
8 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

Okay, so it's a male version of the Craft...kinda. Yes, I'd have to agree with that summation; however, this features MUCH more story, more meat, more history, and a FAR better execution than the Craft. It also presents a much better developed story, characters, and production style.

This is dark, yet shines throughout. It is witty without being stupid. It is serious without taking itself too seriously. It is entertaining without losing sight of the fact that its audience wants to be uplifted by their entertainment.

This work features some innovatively creative elements, great performances, and strong dialog combined with historically based characters, enlightened direction, and an incredibly slick production style that does not lose itself in its...slickness. *L* I really enjoy this, and have the extended edition in my DVD collection.

All in all? It's not good for the kiddies. It tends to be a bit harsh in places, but falls well within the PG-13 rating it receives. Billed as "horror," this work is more "thriller," in my opinion. It makes for decent Friday/Saturday night viewing, if you have not yet seen it.

It rates an 8.7/10 from...

the Fiend :.


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