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The Holcroft Covenant (1985)

The son of a German General becomes part of a mysterious conspiracy to gain hidden Nazi funds.

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Noel Holcroft
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Johann von Tiebolt / Jonathan Tennyson
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Helden von Tiebolt / Helden Tennyson
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Althene Holcroft
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Erich Kessler / Jürgen Mass
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Ernst Manfredi
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Commander Leighton
Richard Münch ...
Oberst (as Richard Munch)
Carl Rigg ...
Anthony Beaumont
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Frederick Leger (as Andre Penvern)
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Hartman (as Andrew Bradford)
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Lt. Miles
Alexander Kerst ...
Gen. Heinrich Clausen
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Gen. Erich Kessler
Hugo Bower ...
Gen. Wilhelm von Tiebolt
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Noel Holcroft is a foreign-born American citizen working in New York City 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 duke1029@aol.com

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The movie's MacGuffin was a World War II-era large heavy metal case, embossed with Nazi insignia, and containing the Holcroft Covenant. See more »

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The letter Manfredi gives Holcroft, despite being 40 years ago, looks brand new. See more »

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Leighton: There's a lot of villainous characters lurking about. I'm glad to say that most of them are mine.
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confusing, confusing, confusing
14 August 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is not clear whether the three Nazis who started the fund intended it really to be used for the victims of the Nazis or for the recreation of the Third Reich. One of the three inheritors of the Covenant and her brother are evidently pro-Nazi; the mother of the Caine character seems to think the Covenant was designed for pro-Nazi purposes, yet all this is unclear, even at the very end. Michael Caine wants to use the funds for victims of the Nazis but it is not clear whether anyone else wants this. I dislike films and novels of intrigue which leave the reader/viewer completely confused. This may be a literary technique but for me it is a gross deficiency.


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