The Holcroft Covenant (film)
|The Holcroft Covenant|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||John Frankenheimer|
|Produced by||Mort Abrahams
|Written by||Edward Anhalt
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|October 18, 1985|
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 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.
- Michael Caine as Noel Holcroft
- Anthony Andrews as Johann von Tiebolt/Jonathan Tennyson
- Victoria Tennant as Helden von Tiebolt/Helden Tennyson
- Lilli Palmer as Althene Holcroft
- Mario Adorf as Erich Kessler/Jürgen Maas
- Michael Lonsdale as Manfredi
- Bernard Hepton as Leighton
- Shane Rimmer as Lieutenant Miles
- Alexander Kerst as General Heinrich Clausen
- Michael Wolf as General Erich Kessler
- Richard Münch as Oberst
Director John Frankenheimer later said "I will be forever grateful to James Caan. Forever. Because he gave me the best gift that's ever happened to me in my career, which is Michael Caine."
- Andrew Yule, Hollywood a Go-Go: The True Story of the Cannon Film Empire, Sphere Books, 1987 p137
- Weinraub, Bernard (May 17, 2004). "James Caan Takes a Gamble On 'Las Vegas,' and Scores". The New York Times.
- "The Curse of Frankenheimer". The Guardian. August 18, 1984.
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