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?
admitted to having a crush on Lilli Palmer
when she was appearing on stage in "The Four Poster" in the 1950s and returned to see her numerous times in the play. He confessed his youthful infatuation to her when they worked together on The Holcroft Covenant
(1985) and complimented her beauty despite the actress being in her 70s at the time. See more
Michael Caine's New York apartment has stairs in front because a London location was used. Manhattan apartment houses do not have a flight of stairs in front. See more
There's a lot of villainous characters lurking about. I'm glad to say that most of them are mine.