The Holcroft Covenant (film)

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The Holcroft Covenant
The Holcroft Covenant poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Produced by Mort Abrahams
Edie Landau
Written by Edward Anhalt
George Axelrod
Starring Michael Caine
Victoria Tennant
Anthony Andrews
Cinematography Gerry Fisher
Distributed by Universal Pictures (1985, original)
MGM (1999, DVD)
Release dates
October 18, 1985
Running time
112 min
Budget £8,000,000[1]
Box office $393,825[2]

The Holcroft Covenant is a 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 story concerns Noel Holcroft's late father (a former associate of Adolf Hitler) who left behind a fortune, supposedly to make amends for his wrongdoings. Now, 40 years later, Noel finds himself embroiled in a web of conspiracies involving the children of two of his father's Nazi colleagues, a mysterious organization supposedly devoted to ensuring the Nazis never again come to power, and a woman who may be Noel's downfall, or his only hope.



James Caan was originally cast in the lead but walked off the set.[3]


  1. ^ Andrew Yule, Hollywood a Go-Go: The True Story of the Cannon Film Empire, Sphere Books, 1987 p137
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  3. ^ James Caan Takes a Gamble 'On Las Vegas,' and Scores Weinraub, Bernard. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 17 May 2004: E1.

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