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. Written by
Did You Know?
Second ever feature film adaptation of a Robert Ludlum
novel and the third Ludlum adaption overall for any filmed production. The Osterman Weekend
(1983) had debuted in theaters in 1983 whilst The Rhinemann Exchange
(1977) had been made for television in 1977. The picture was the second of three 1980s features based on Ludlum novels, the decade ended with a tele-movie of The Bourne Identity
(1988). See more
In the latter part of the film, it is said that the Covenant has cost six lives, but the body count at that time is nine. See more
There's a lot of villainous characters lurking about. I'm glad to say that most of them are mine.