The Formula

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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.

Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 57m

Budget -

Revenue $8,894,289.00

Homepage -

Release Information

  • January 1, 1980



Cast 15

  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. Jv

    John van Dreelen
    Hans Lehman, Prefect of Police Berlin

  9. Ike Eisenmann
  10. Marshall Thompson

    Marshall Thompson
    Geologist #1

  11. DS

    Dieter Schidor

  12. WK

    Werner Kreindl

  13. JN

    Jan Niklas
    Gestapo Captain

  14. Wolfgang Preiss

    Wolfgang Preiss
    Franz Tauber, Swiss businessman

  15. RC

    Robin Clarke
    Major Tom Neeley

Crew 3


  1. John G. Avildsen


  1. SS
  2. SS

    Steve Shagan

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