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23 Ratings

The Formula

Directed by John G. Avildsen
West Germany, United States, 1980
Crime, Thriller


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.

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The Formula Directed by John G. Avildsen

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1981 | Nominee: Best Cinematography

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