The Formula Poster

Release Date: 1980

DVD Release Date: May 1st, 2007

R|1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary
While investigating the death of a friend and fellow cop, Los Angeles police officer Barney Caine (George C. Scott) stumbles across evidence that Nazis created a synthetic alternative to gasoline during World War II. This revelation has the potential to end the established global oil industry, making the formula a very valuable and dangerous piece of information. Eventually, Caine must contend with oil tycoon Adam Steiffel (Marlon Brando), who clearly has his own agenda regarding the formula.

Cast: George C. Scott, Marlon Brando, Marthe Keller, John Van Dreelen, Calvin Jung, John Gielgud, Beatrice Straight, Richard Lynch

Director: John Avildsen

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, CIP

Keywords: Police officer, Investigation, Quest, Underdog, Los Angeles, Pursuit, 1980s, Suspenseful, Murder


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