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?
The MGM Studio offered to make this movie with novelist-writer Steve Shagan
whilst he was still writing the novel of "The Formula". MGM had been influenced by the energy crisis media headlines of the time. The storyline of the novel and its filmed adaptation involves synthetic fuel. See more
Just as Barney is about to board his plane to leave Germany. His German counterpart has to explain to a woman (in German) at the gate, about his trip and his needs. But after they find out the formula he was carrying is a fraud. Barney begins talking a rapid and agitated manner to the same woman. And now the woman not only seems to understand English very well. But she speaks it as well. See more
What about dinner, Hans?
Hans Lehman, Prefect of Police Berlin
Impossible. Two terrorists escaped from Moabit Prison. You know, you have been fortunate in America so far. You haven't experienced organized terrorism.
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