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?
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
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
Doctor, Mr. Reimeck told us that you had been captured by the Russians.
Dr. Abraham Esau, Director Reich Energy
The Mongolians came into the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute. They swarmed into my office still wearing their white winter uniforms in May. They kept flushing my toilet over and over. Can you believe? The German nation defeated by men who have never seen a toilet.
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