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?
Writer-producer Steve Shagan
once said of Marlon Brando
's appearance in this picture: "I asked Marlon Brando
to be in only part of the film. He really is in a supporting role. He plays the Oil Man, [Adam] Steiffel, and appears for about thirty minutes. If Brando fails, we fail. Steiffel is a key part for the movie's believability." See more
When Barney and Lisa travel by train through Switzerland, the train, as seen from the outside, changes between shots. See more
Adam Steiffel, Chairman Titan Oil
Human beings, my friend, are a very complex paradox. Very, very dangerous. They don't wanna' be leaders, they wanna' be followers. I mean, they... they can't wait to find some nut, who they think is just wonderful, to tell them what to do. And they all wanna' be brought under control. And some of that awesome burden has fallen on my sagging shoulders. I didn't ask for it, and I don't enjoy it, but I accept it... because I have a strong sense of duty.