The Formula

Overview

With George C. Scott and Marlon Brando heading the cast, The Formula should have been far better than it is. Adapted by Steve Shagan from his own best-selling novel, the film is predicated on the concept that 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 ...
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Overview

With George C. Scott and Marlon Brando heading the cast, The Formula should have been far better than it is. Adapted by Steve Shagan from his own best-selling novel, the film is predicated on the concept that 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. Reportedly, The Formula underwent a great deal of editing-room surgery before its release. If so, the editors certainly erred in retaining so many of the film's interminable "steadicam" sequences.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/1/2007
  • UPC: 879431000480
  • Original Release: 1980
  • Rating:

  • Source: MAC FILMWORKS
  • Region Code: 0
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Time: 1:33:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George C. Scott Barney Caine
Marthe Keller Lisa
Marlon Brando Adam Steiffel
John Gielgud Dr. Esau
John van Dreelen Hans Lehman
Calvin Jung Sgt. Yosuta
G.D. Spradlin Clements
Louis Basile Vince Rizzo
Martin Brandt Concierge (German)
Jim Brewer Security Guard
David Byrd Obermann
Albert Carrier Butler
Robin Clarke Maj. Neeley
Stephanie Edwards Reporter
Ike Eisenmann Tony
Ernie Fuentes Pool Man
Weston Gavin U.S. Army Captain
Tom Hall Reporter
René Kolldehoff Reimeck
Werner Kreindl Schellenberg
Richard Lynch Kladen/Tedesco
Ric Mancini Printman
Ferdinand "Ferdy" Mayne Siebold
Gerry Murphy Chauffer
Craig T. Nelson Geologist #2
Jan Niklas Gestapo Captain
Alan North Nolan
Wolfgang Preiss Franz Tauber
Lavelle Roby Secretary
Dieter Schidor Assassin
Beatrice Straight Kay Neeley
Marshall Thompson Geologist
Herb Voland Geologist #3
Technical Credits
John G. Avildsen Director, Editor
Hans-Jurgen Keibach Art Director
James A. Crabe Cinematographer
Bill Thomas Costumes/Costume Designer
Del Acevedo Makeup
Hasso Von Hugo Makeup
Herman A. Blumenthal Production Designer
Holger Gross Production Designer
Bill Conti Score Composer
Steve Shagan Screenwriter, Producer
Lee Poll Set Decoration/Design
Ken Swor Associate Producer
Dwight Williams Asst. Director
Michael Benson Camera Operator
Caro Jones Casting
David Bretherton Editor
John Carter Editor
Dieter Meyer Production Manager
Al Overton Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Formula
1. Scene 1 [31:51]
2. Scene 2 [31:51]
3. Scene 3 [27:18]
4. Scene 4 [26:02]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Formula
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