- Original title
- Running time
- 117 min.
- United States
John G. Avildsen
George C. Scott,
Thriller. Drama | Nazism. Crime. Cop Movies
- Synopsis / Plot
- A formula for synthetic fuel had been developed by the Nazis during WW II. In the intervening 35 years since the war's end, the formula has disappeared and several people connected with it have died under mysterious circumstances. Also during this period, oil magnate Adam Steiffel (Marlon Brando) had commiserated with one of the decedents. Police officer Barney Caine (George C. Scott), a friend of the dead man, hopes to solve the mystery, and in so doing gets mixed up in a wide-ranging conspiracy to manipulate worldwide fuel prices.
: Oscar: Nominated for Best Cinematography
: Razzie Awards: 4 Nominations, incl. Worst Picture, Director and Screenplay
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