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
At the beginning of The Formula, a Nazi General is given the task of driving a truck to the Swiss border. In the next scene the truck has been captured by the US Army. The scene is shot in the snow. This is supposed to take place in the first week of May 1945. There is nowhere that would be covered in snow between Berlin and the Swiss border in May, even if he went the long way i.e. via Austria. See more
[Barney Caine to Sgt. Yosuta
Check the car.
Lieutenant Caine, I gotta talk to you. You know, we're supposed to be working this case together, so let's get some ground rules straight-up front. I have a name and I'd like you to use it-understood?
You're absolutely right. I should have said, "Check the cars, Louis", or, "Would you be good enough to check the cars, Sergeant Yosuta?" but it's Sunday and I'm not with my son and it bothers me, so you'll forgive my sudden lack of charm, ...