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The Formula

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Original title
The Formula
Year
Running time
117 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Steve Shagan
Music
Bill Conti
Cinematography
James Crabe
Cast
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Producer
MGM-UA
Genre
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.
Awards
1980: Oscar: Nominated for Best Cinematography
1980: Razzie Awards: 4 Nominations, incl. Worst Picture, Director and Screenplay
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