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The Omega Code (1999)

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Critic Consensus: Mysticism, overacting, and overall gimcrackery eventually weigh down the story.

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In this spiritual thriller, an ancient prophecy is about to be fulfilled as a secret code brings the world to the edge of Apocalypse. Gillen Lane (Casper Van Dien) is a expert on theology and mythology who has gained international fame as a motivational speaker. Lane is approached by Stone Alexander (Michael York), the owner and founder of a major media empire, who has been made chairman of the European Union and needs someone to help spread the word about his goal of a world united behind a single vision of peace. Lane begins to realize that there's something sinister behind Alexander's veneer of charity and benevolence: a secret code was embedded in the original texts of the Torah that will allow the person who cracks it to unlock the secret powers of the Christian scriptures; if it falls into the wrong hands, it could mean the end of Man's Reign on Earth. After the death of his mother, Lane lost his faith in God and embraced a New Age philosophy, but now he must confront his lost faith as he tries to discover both the all-powerful secret of the Omega Code and his own true identity. The Omega Code also stars Van Dien's wife Catherine Oxenberg as Cassandra Barris, a reporter working for Alexander's network, and Michael Ironside as Dominic, Alexander's thuggish underling. The Omega Code was produced in association with the Trinity Broadcasting Network, America's largest Christian broadcasting outlet.
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PG-13 (violence)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Casper Van Dien
as Gillen Lane
Michael York
as Stone Alexander
Catherine Oxenberg
as Cassandra Barashe
Jan Triska
as Prophet One
Gregory Wagrowski
as Prophet Two
Devon Odessa
as Jennifer Lane
William Hootkins
as Sir Percival Lloyd
Robert Ito
as Simoro Lin Che
Janet Carroll
as Dorothy Thompson
George Coe
as Senator Jack Thompson
Ravil Isyanov
as Rykoff
Ayla Kell
as Maddie Lane
Walter Williamson
as Archbishop
Ross McKerras
as Ferguson
Steve Franken
as Jeffries
Alec Murdock
as News Anchor
Nicole Forester
as Female Student
Terry Rhoads
as Reporter Matthews
Lise Simms
as Talk Show Reporter
Drenda Spohnholtz
as Coronation Reporter
Brett Miller
as Sniper
Robert O'Reilly
as Technician
Sabrina Marinucci
as Italian Reporter
Stella Vordemann
as Princess Gabrielle
Oded Teomi
as Israeli Prime Minister
Mattia Castell
as Alexander Aid
Liron Levo
as Benjamin
Yehuda Efroni
as Rostenberg
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Critic Reviews for The Omega Code

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (6)

After a promising start, Omega Code devolves into chase after chase, cliche after cliche, until you've finally forgotten just what it is that darn old code's supposed to do in the first place.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

Laughably simplistic and confoundingly muddled.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Variety
Top Critic

While The Omega Code is occasionally lacking in the techno-wizardry so common in similar films it makes up for it with a good plot.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

Forgive them, Father, they know not what they do.

January 1, 2000
Film.com
Top Critic

Gives 'Great Tribulation' new meaning.

January 1, 2000
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Quick-paced editing; good special effects.

January 1, 2000
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Omega Code

½

Preposterous and low budget rubbish. The plot is dreadful and never once is it in the least bit convincing. The acting is not awful, but it certainly isn?t good. Michael York comes off best. It?s all so phony. The special effects are poor and the direction is awful.

James Higgins
James Higgins
½

38/100. Preposterous and low budget rubbish. The plot is dreadful and never once is it in the least bit convincing. The acting is not awful, but it certainly isn't good. Michael York comes off best. It's all so phony. The special effects are poor and the direction is awful.

James Higgins
James Higgins

8/10- I loved this christian, Historical adventure movie. It has alot of suspense, action, meaning, information, and overall its an exhilarating ride that will have you falling in love. The part where hes in the cell and the demons surround him and he praves for forgiveness and the demons vanish is so heartwarming and awe-inspiring, it made me smile so big. For any Christian this movie will easily please you, and for the rest i still think you should see it, it's a good movie.

John Silman
John Silman

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