The Formula

The Formula (1980)

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Mystery & Thriller, Crime
1h 57min
Age rating


George C. Scott
Lt. Barney Caine LAPD
Marlon Brando
Adam Steiffel, Chairman Titan Oil
Marthe Keller
Lisa Spangler
John Gielgud
Dr. Abraham Esau, Director Reich Energy
G. D. Spradlin
Arthur Clements
Richard Lynch
General Helmut Kladen / Frank Tedesco
John van Dreelen
Hans Lehman, Prefect of Police Berlin
Werner Kreindl
Jan Niklas
Gestapo Captain
Wolfgang Preiss
Franz Tauber, Swiss businessman
Robin Clarke
Major Tom Neeley
Gerard Murphy
Herbert Glenn


A detective uncovers a formula that was devised by the Nazis in WW II to make gasoline from synthetic products, thereby eliminating the necessity for oil--and oil companies. A major oil company finds out about it and tries to destroy the formula and anyone who knows about it.

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