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. Written by
From the best-selling mystery thriller that rips the truth from behind today's headlines
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Did You Know?
Reportedly, director John G. Avildsen
distanced himself from the picture after it was completed. Apparently, Avildsen wanted to have his name removed from the credits as both editor and director. This request was unsuccessful and Avildsen's credits remained. Avildsen complained that after his final edit, writer-producer Steve Shagan
allegedly re-edited the picture differently to Avildsen's final cut. See more
When Barney and John leave a room, close the door and enter the corridor, we can read the shadow of the text on the door window on the opposite wall, "453 PRECINCT COORDINATES". However, the text should be mirrored since the door is illuminated from the inside of the room. See more
[Barney Caine to Adam Stieffel, Chairman, Titan Oil
What do you know about this nation? Don't you ever give a second thought to American citizens? You're the reason their money's worthless. You're the reason old people are eating out of garbage cans, and kids get killed in bullshit wars. You're not in the oil business; you're in the oil SHORTAGE business! You're an ivory-tower hoodlum-a common street killer. I wish to Christ there was some way I could nail ya'.