Reviewed by: Douglas Downs
Starring: Michael York, Casper Van Dien, Catherine Oxenburg, Michael Ironside | Director/Producer: Robert Marcarelli | Writer/Co-Producer: Stephan Blinn | Produced by: Code Productions, Inc. | Distributor: Providence Entertainment
I am thankful for the great inspirational Christian films of the past… movies like “The Cross and the Switchblade”, “The Hiding Place,” and “China Cry”. They were films that ignited the embers of faith in us all. “The Omega Code” is by far the best film to date with a religious theme. I applaud its writer, director, producer, sponsors, actors, and staff for a brilliant piece of film making. It is THE film for Christians to recommend. It is THE film to take the “lost” to see. We should support this film with the “best” word-of-mouth-advertising we can give it. “The Omega Code” deserves all the enthusiasm of “Star Wars”.
Filmed in Israel, Italy, and the U.S., this film uses the popularity of “The Bible Code” to weave an incredibly accurate revelation of biblical prophecy. I must admit that I was skeptical at first. The “hype” of hidden codes is well crafted into the story. The film uses these elements to present an edge-of-your-seat suspense.
“The Omega Code” clearly presents the war that wages between the forces of dark and the forces of light. It begins with Dr. Gillen Lane (Casper Van Dien) as a popular world-famous motivational speaker who is drawn into the intrigue of uniting the world in peace. He is recruited by European Union Chairman Stone Alexander (Michael York) to help bring his vision of the world to power. Stone is a natural born leader and uses the money he has from his large media empire the ALEXANDER SATELLITE NETWORK to fund peace. His passion soon unites the world. Lane becomes trapped in this web of terror and deceit. He comes face to face with the reality that Stone is the incarnation of Satan himself as the ancient books of Biblical prophecy foretold.
The film is full of great values. Dr. Lane is a workaholic and his marriage is on the rocks. He is encouraged to work on that important relationship. The story is filled with great lines like “The worth of a real man is shown on the countenance of his wife’s face”. There is a clear line of good versus evil and how choices can be made. Parents will love the fact there is no sex or language in this film. The violence is minimal and a small amount of alcohol is consumed. I highly recommend this film even for older children. Pass the word, this film is GREAT!
Year of Release—1999