Item description for The List by Gary Wheeler, Garry Wheeler & Malcolm McDowell...
Overview Renny Jacobson is shaken by the news of his father?s mysterious death and mystified by the reference in his will to an obscure entity called ?The Covenant List of South Carolina, Ltd.? He sets out on a quest to learn the truth about ?The List? and finds that he must fulfill a prophecy spoken in 1863 or risk losing the true treasure that has changed his life. Based on Robert Whitlow?s first novel, which has sold 150K copies
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Christian Retailing - 06/09/2008 page 49
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Actors: Whitlow Robert, Chuck Carrington, Hilarie Burton, Pat Hingle, Mary Beth Peil
Directors: Gary Wheeler
Writers: Johnston H. Moore, Michelle Hoppe, Robert Whitlow
Producers: Dale Williams, Jonathan Stanley
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DVD, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Region Code: 1 (USA & Canada Only)
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audience Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Running Time: 107.00 minutes
Record Label 20th Century Fox
Format AC-3 / Color / Dolby / DVD / Subtitle
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.46" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.08 lbs.
Binding DVD Video
Release Date Mar 17, 2015
Publisher Word Entertainment
ISBN 5557438920 ISBN13 9785557438926 UPC 024543518075
Availability 0 units.
More About Gary Wheeler, Garry Wheeler & Malcolm McDowell
Prof. Gary Wheeler leads an active performance driven life, working both sides of the camera. As a 30-year member of SAG-AFTRA, Gary lists principal acting credits in feature films, network television, national commercials and corporate training videos. He is also a founding member of the Actors Company Theatre, where he's played roles such as Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha and Henry II in The Lion in Winter. Many of the monologues in this book originated during A.C.T.'s successful series of Working Actor classes. Gary also shoots photography and videography for national corporate and commercial clients. As an adjunct professor, Gary teaches Speech for Anne Arundel Community College, plus Film and American Culture, Understanding Movies and Photojournalism for University of Maryland University College, Gary holds an M.A. from Towson University.
"The List is all about power!" (1/2 star) May 25, 2010
THE LIST might have been a good movie if the producers could have figured out what kind of movie this was supposed to be. It starts out like a John Grisham novel, makes a sharp left into Stephen King territory, and ends up being a commercial for TV evangelism. Described as a "supernatural thriller" it lacks thrills.
Renny Jacobson is the "104th lawyer out of 104" at his Firm. His estranged father dies, leaving Renny nothing of his $22,000,000 fortune. Nevertheless, Renny's father leaves instructions regarding "The List" and "The Covenant of South Carolina." Not long after, Renny is invited to a Board Meeting of this mysterious group, which turns out to be the Original Good Ol' Boys Club.
So far, so good. The old men of the Covenant, all descendants of a group that spirited away the Confederacy's precious metals, consider themselves the Masters of The World. Renny really doesn't fit in. Neither does Renny's friend, another young new member. Neither does Renny's girlfriend, the last daughter of her family line, mistakenly invited because the Covenant members thought she was a "Joseph" not a "Josephine". In short order, "Jo" is kicked out of the group and falls ill. Renny's friend dies of an apparent heatstroke during a Civil War re-enactment.
This is where THE LIST derails. It soon turns out that the Chairman of the Board has dark arcane powers and is using them to rearrange the world to his liking. Renny soon finds himself disbarred, broke, and friendless. In desperation, he turns to his (African-American) Nanny for help. Suddenly, THE LIST espouses Muscular Fundamentalist Christianity as an anodyne to the ills caused by the Covenant members. All this drama fizzles at the endpoint, with Renny shouting, "It's over!" and stalking out of the Boardroom.
Thank God it's over.
THE LIST markets itself to a general audience, so I felt rather offended to be force-fed a Bible Studies course when I wasn't expecting one. I already went to Sunday School, thanks, and the corny melange of elements that make up this milquetoast tale of Good versus Evil didn't do credit to either. And, in the end, Renny's still broke and unemployed while the Covenant lives on. What's the moral?
How it's done in the South Dec 24, 2009
This was a very good story of how things were done and maybe still are in the South. It held my interest and I would recommend it. I loaned it to my girl friend and she liked it also.
Disappointing Dec 3, 2009
I bought this movie after reading reviews on several family-oriented sites. The acting is "okay" but the flow of the movie keeps getting chopped up with awkward transitions, and most disappointing, it has an overemotional yet anticlimactic end. The author probably did a better job of building up to the climax in the book, but I found that the way that the director chose to frame the sequences dealing with the "power of prayer" just detracted from the forward motion of the movie and gave it a pagan overtone. Its a movie I hoped to pass around in my community but one that will probably end up sitting on my shelf.
Okay but... Sep 24, 2009
Having read the book I was disappointed that the spiritual fullness expressed in the book did not carry over to the movie. Where there was a powerful presence of God in the book, the movie just translated ordinary hum-drum. Almost like it was edited out for some reason. Too bad it could have been a great witness. Not a bad movie just not great.
pretty satisfied Aug 11, 2009
Nothing really bad to report here. Good video, pretty good condition. Dvd came loose during shipping, but case was sealed fine.