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
Thorn-EMI Screen Entertainment
Distributed by Universal Pictures (1985, original)
MGM (1999, DVD)
Release date(s) 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, several years later, Noel and a Swiss banker work to find the members of an underground network that wants the money to establish a Fourth Reich and the backing of Noel himself. Finding the money leads to a globe-trotting series of adventures.



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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