Omega Code, The

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +2

Content: +2

A rabbinical scholar has deciphered the secrets behind a much-coveted Omega code. This code, hidden in books of the Bible, contains great mysteries of the future, including the key to controlling Jerusalem and ultimately the world. When the code falls into the hands of European Union Chairman Stone Alexander (Michael York), he uses it to manipulate world events and usher in a new world empire with himself as its head. But the final line of the code eludes him. Gillan Lane (Casper Van Dien), his newly appointed Minister of Information and expert on the Omega code, is Gods chosen man to keep this last line out of Alexanders hands. However, framed for a murder he didnt commit, Lane is on the run from Alexanders hit man, Dominic(Michael Ironside). THE OMEGA CODE, while not a big-budget thriller, will likely draw religious viewers and the curious due to the coming millennium and an increased spiritual interest. But its also an exciting film with lots of action, suspense and special effects.

No sex, no offensive language, no nudity how refreshing. The PG-13 rating is for violence some bloody shootings and explosions. Also, the films content is more appropriate for teenage and adult viewers due to its more serious nature. Quite a bit of controversy surrounds the "Bible code" on which this fictional story is built. Many scholars believe such a hidden code exists within the Hebrew text of the Torah (the Books of Moses in the Jewish Scriptures), while many others do not give it any credence whatsoever. And while the code has supposedly revealed startling truths about world events, such as names and dates of political assassinations, some of these and other revelations have been found by applying the computerized formula to Hebrew translations of MOBY DICK and WAR AND PEACE. The nature of the Hebrew language, when long portions are analyzed by equidistant letter sequencing computer programs, may have more to do with it than the actual text of these books. Nonetheless, PREVIEW encourages viewers to investigate the Bible Code and form their own conclusions. For the most part, however, the major prophesies brought to light within this dramatic story are generally consistent with a pre-millennial view of end time events. And though many may not agree with some of its implications, THE OMEGA CODE finds a place on our recommended list.

(For further research on The Bible Code: see evidence for its validity in THE BIBLE CODE, by Michael Drosnin; evidence against it in DECODING THE BIBLE, by John Weldon and Clifford Wilson; or Internet articles at www.probe.org/docs/bib-code.html and www.fni.com/cim/reviews/code.htm

Preview Reviewer: Cliff McNeely
Distributor:
Providence Entertainment, (818) 728-9700

Summary
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Crude Language: None

Obscene Language: None

Profanity: None

Violence: Several times - some graphic (bloody shootings, explosions)

Sex: None

Nudity: None

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None

Drugs: None

Other: Based on controversial Bible Code within the Jewish Scriptures, consistent with a general Biblical view of end time events

Running Time: 99 minutes
Intended Audience: Teens and Adults


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