Ever since he burst onto the scene with his disturbing performance in the film "A Clockwork Orange" British actor Malcolm McDowell has not lived up to the great potential he showed. Did he pick the wrong films? Was it just lightening in a bottle in regards to his first film? Who knows? The question at this point is whether we care…
At the end of the Civil War in the South a group of rich businessmen gather together and make a blood pact vowing to do everything they can to preserve their wealth. One member refuses to go along with them and is killed.
Fifty years later young lawyer Renny Jacobsen (Chuck Carrington – from television's JAG) finds out his estranged wealthy father has died and left none of his money to his only son. Instead the only thing he does leave Renny is his seat on a mysterious group called The List. Soon after he meets the beautiful young Jo Johnston (Hilarie Burton – from television's One Tree Hill) and the mysteriously powerful Desmond Larochette (Malcolm McDowell – Gangster No 1, Tank Girl). Renny and Jo soon find out they are the descendents of this group of wealthy Southern businessmen which Larochette heads. Being a woman Jo is excluded, but Renny is welcomed with open arms by the other members. Everything about the group and its operations is kept a secret. Renny begins his quest to get closer to Jo and find out what "The List" is really about. As he gets
A straight-to-video release (has anyone else noticed how many of these types of films there are?) that tries to cover up for the fact that it is operating on a small budget. It tries to base its worth on its story, the Christian theme running throughout and the acting. Well, the story and acting is fairly weak, so the strongest part of the film is the Christian/power of prayer aspect. That might be enough reason for some to sit through the rest of the mess, but I am not so sure as even Christians must have their limits.
-The Power of Prayer