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The Formula (1980)

12/19/1980 (US) Thriller 1h 57m

Big Oil. Big Money. Big Mystery. Everyone’s out to make a killing.


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.

  1. Steve Shagan

    Novel, Screenplay

  2. John G. Avildsen


Top Billed Cast

  1. George C. Scott

    George C. Scott

    Lt. Barney Caine LAPD

  2. Marlon Brando

    Marlon Brando

    Adam Steiffel, Chairman Titan Oil

  3. Marthe Keller

    Marthe Keller

    Lisa Spangler

  4. John Gielgud

    John Gielgud

    Dr. Abraham Esau, Director Reich Energy

  5. G. D. Spradlin

    G. D. Spradlin

    Arthur Clements

  6. Beatrice Straight

    Beatrice Straight

    Kay Neeley

  7. Richard Lynch

    Richard Lynch

    General Helmut Kladen / Frank Tedesco

  8. John van Dreelen

    John van Dreelen

    Hans Lehman, Prefect of Police Berlin

  9. Ike Eisenmann

    Ike Eisenmann


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The Formula
The Formula

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget -

Revenue $8,894,289.00


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