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
Big Oil. Big Money. Big Mystery. Everyone's out to make a killing.
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Did You Know?
Apparently, Marlon Brando
gave two days of his time to the production for free so an extra scene featuring him could be added to the movie. Reportedly, the scene had his character attempting to rescue a drowning frog from a swimming pool so as to illustrate the dangers of chlorine. Brando apparently had said to writer-producer Steve Shagan
: "I think its poison and people are swimming in it." 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
Paul Obermann, Chief Engineer Berlin Power & Light Co.
In Germany, one does not bring police into matters which concern the past.
Referenced in The Big Box: The Body Shop