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The Omega Code1999

The Omega Code (1999)



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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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
Ayla Kell
as Maddie Lane
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
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 (7)

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.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Laughably simplistic and confoundingly muddled.

January 1, 2000
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.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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

January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Gives 'Great Tribulation' new meaning.

January 1, 2000

Neither smart and provocative enough to inspire serious religious debate nor amateurish enough to qualify as good schlock.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

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