Noel Holcroft is a foreign-born American citizen working in New York as an architect. In Geneva he meets with a respected Swiss banker who tells him he has been designated to be executor of a huge 4 1/2 billion dollar trust fund designed to make reparations for the war crimes of the Nazis.
Holcroft’s father, who committed suicide in 1945, was a key Hitler financial advisor who became conscience-stricken about German war atrocities, turned against the Fuehrer, and covertly diverted Nazi funds to a secret Swiss account. Under the terms of the covenant Holcroft must locate the sons of his father’s two associates so they can jointly activate their fathers’ account. They battle the sinister forces seem to be trying to prevent them from signing the document as it is believed that it will be used to establish a Fourth Reich.
The Holcroft Covenant is a spy thriller 1985 film based on the Robert Ludlum novel of the same name. The film starred Michael Caine and was directed by John Frankenheimer. The script was written by Edward Anhalt, George Axelrod, and John Hopkins.
The Holcroft Covenant (1985)
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Starring: Michael Caine, Anthony Andrews, Victoria Tennant, Lilli Palmer, Mario Adorf, Michael Lonsdale, ernard Hepton, Shelley Thompson
Screenplay by: George Axelrod
Production Design by: Peter Mullins
Cinematography by: Gerry Fisher
Film Editing by: Ralph Sheldon
Costume Design by: Derek Hyde
Art Direction by: Brian Ackland-Snow, William Alexander, Holger Gross, Frank Walsh
Music by: Stanislas Syrewicz
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
Release Date: October 18, 1985