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The Holcroft Covenant

The book The Holcroft Covenant was made into the movie The Holcroft Covenant.

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Book details for The Holcroft Covenant

The Holcroft Covenant was written by Robert Ludlum. The book was published in 1978 by Bantam. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Robert Ludlum also wrote The Osterman Weekend (1972), The Bourne Identity (1980) and The Bourne Supremacy (1986).

 

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The Fourth Reich is waiting to be born. The only man who can stop it is about to sign its birth certificate. In 1945 the children of the Third Reich were secretly hidden all over the world-to be concealed until the 1970's, when they would come of age. The... Read More
The Fourth Reich is waiting to be born. The only man who can stop it is about to sign its birth certificate. In 1945 the children of the Third Reich were secretly hidden all over the world-to be concealed until the 1970's, when they would come of age. Then the most elaborate plans and $780 million in a Swiss bank would be waiting. There would even be an unsuspecting outsider to set the plan into action. that outsider is Noel Holcroft, the American son of a high-ranking Nazi. He's just been shown an amazing document, the Holcroft Covenant. If he signs, it will be his own death warrant and a devastating threat to the security of the world.

Movie details for The Holcroft Covenant

The movie was released in 1985 and directed by John Frankenheimer, who also directed 52 Pick-Up (1986), Year of the Gun (1991) and The Manchurian Candidate (2004). The Holcroft Covenant was produced by MGM (Video & DVD). More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Michael Caine, Anthony Andrews, Victoria Tennant, Lilli Palmer, Mario Adorf, Michael Lonsdale, Bernard Hepton, Richard Münch, Carl Rigg, André Penvern, Andy Bradford, Shane Rimmer, Alexander Kerst, Michael Wolf (II), Hugo Bower, Michael Balfour, Tharita Olivera De Sera, Guntbert Warns, Paul Humpoletz and Tom Deininger.

 

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The 1980s weren't too kind to John Frankenheimer, but this film stands out as a top-notch spy thriller. A Nazi pact to steal a fortune from the Third Reich to aid Holocaust survivors results in a bizarre inheritance 40 years later, with architect Michael... Read More
The 1980s weren't too kind to John Frankenheimer, but this film stands out as a top-notch spy thriller. A Nazi pact to steal a fortune from the Third Reich to aid Holocaust survivors results in a bizarre inheritance 40 years later, with architect Michael Caine having to come to terms with his father's past and the terrifying prospects of a Fourth Reich. The whole thing becomes a metaphor for a witches' covenant. It's exciting and well-paced and full of precious little moments (though Caine and Victoria Tennant fall short of being interesting characters). Supporting actors Mario Adorf, Michael Lonsdale, and Bernard Hepton really shine. The film was based on Robert Ludlum's bestseller and coscripted by George Axelrod (The Manchurian Candidate). Terrific audio commentary by the director provides valuable insight--for instance, allowing Lonsdale to carry a long exposition scene through his commanding presence. --Bill Desowitz