After uncovering the unholy mark (666) on Damien's (Harvey Stephens) scalp, proving in fact that he is the anti-christ; his father, Robert Thorn (Gregory Peck) realizes what he must do... kill the child.
Taking the holy daggers given to him by Carl Bugenhagen (Leo McKern), Thorn kidnaps his son and takes him to the nearest church.
Before Thorn can stab Damien, the police, who had followed him, shoot him dead; thus allowing Damien to live and continue to fulfill his destiny.
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