The Formula (1979)

Formula
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 57mins.
Genres Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Richard Lynch Actor General Kladen 1 1000007
John N Carter Editor n/a 172 7000002
David Bretherton Executive Editor editor supervisor 120931 7000003
John Avildsen Editor n/a 172 7000001
Bob Whitaker Photography stills(Europe) 120835 6000005
George Whitear Photography stills 120835 6000004
Jane Kurson Associate Editor n/a 479 7000004
Elliot Marks Photography stills 120835 6000003
Bill Conti Music n/a 120781 8000001
Dick Lane Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000007
Bob Ramae Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000006
Joe Zaidman Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000005
Harry V Lojewski Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000002
James Crabe Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Dwight Williams Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Candace Allen Assistant Director n/a 163 5000005
Karl W Schaper Production Manager n/a 305 5000003
Dieter Meyer Production Manager (Europe) 305 5000002
Ken Swor Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Don French Assistant Director (Europe) 163 5000006
Eve-Marie Schonecker Assistant Director n/a 163 5000007
Herman A Blumenthal Production Designer (USA) 164 9000001
Ana Maria Quintana Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000010
Stefan Zurcher Location Manager (Switzerland) 193 5000009
Horbert Finck Location Manager (West Berlin) 193 5000008
Michael A Benson Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Hans-Jurgen Kiebach Art Director art direction(Europe) 183 9000003
John Riordan Sound Editor n/a 229 14000005
Ted Harrison Key Grip n/a 263 15000001
Charles Bud Grenzbach Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000004
Jay M Harding Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000003
Michael J Kohut Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000002
Bill Millie Choreographer choreography(Europe) 120803 17000001
Richard Richtsfeld Special Effects (Europe) 168 23000001
Don Morgan Publicity publicist 120789 29000001
Sandy Lawrence Other production secretary 120795 26000001
Ilse Schwarzwald Production Assistant (Europe) 275 25000001
Russell Goble Props n/a 120817 24000001
Al Overton Sound sound recording mixer 120816 14000001
Evelyn Dohring Makeup (Marthe Keller) 353 13000006
Renate Arbes Casting (Europe) 179 10000003
Willy Egger Production Executive (West Germany) 118216 11000001
Caro Jones Casting n/a 179 10000002
Shirley Rich Casting n/a 179 10000001
Steve Shagan Source Material (from novel) ("The Formula") 120793 4000002
Theo Nischwitz Consultant optical effects consultant(Europe) 120784 12000001
Bill Thomas Costumes (Marthe Keller) 120828 13000001
Hasso von Hugo Makeup (Europe) 353 13000005
Del Acevedo Makeup n/a 353 13000004
Jo McCarthy Hair hairstyles 120794 13000003
Catherine Leterrier Costumes n/a 120828 13000002
Lee Poll Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Steve Shagan Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Ferdy Mayne Actor Siebold 1 1000020
Gerry Murphy Actor Chauffeur 1 1000021
David Byrd Actor Paul Obermann 1 1000019
Alan North Actor Nolan 1 1000018
Calvin Jung Actor Sergeant Yosuta 1 1000017
Francisco Prado Actor Mendosa 1 1000022
Louis Basile Actor Vince Rizzo 1 1000023
Herb Voland Actor 3rd Geologist 1 1000027
Craig T. Nelson Actor 2nd Geologist 1 1000026
Weston Gavin Actor US Army Captain 1 1000025
Ric Mancini Actor Printman 1 1000024
Wolfgang Preiss Actor Franz Tauber 1 1000016
Jan Niklas Actor Gestapo Captain 1 1000015
G D Spradlin Actor Clements 1 1000005
Beatrice Straight Actor Kay Neely 1 1000006
John Gielgud Actor Dr Abraham Esau 1 1000004
Marthe Keller Actor Lisa 1 1000003
Marlon Brando Actor Adam Steiffel 1 1000002
John Van Dreelen Actor Hans Lehman 1 1000009
Robin Clarke Actor Major Tom Neeley 1 1000010
Werner Kreindl Actor Schellenberg 1 1000014
Dieter Schidor Actor Assassin 1 1000013
Marshall Thompson Actor 1st Geologist 1 1000012
Ike Eisenmann Actor Tony 1 1000011
Diane Tyler Actor Telex Operator 1 1000028
Jim Brewer Actor Security Guard 1 1000029
Ursula Warel Actor Dancer 1 1000045
Jane Faithe Actor Dancer 1 1000046
Sandie Lawrence Actor Dancer 1 1000044
Emily Jensen Actor Dancer 1 1000043
Emil Steinberger Actor Postal Clerk 1 1000042
Wendy Baldock Actor Dancer 1 1000047
Ursula Hamann Actor Pan Am Lady 1 1000048
Ken Swor Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
Willy Egger Executive Producer (West Germany) 174 3000002
Steve Shagan Producer n/a 3 3000001
John Avildsen Director n/a 2 2000001
Paul Glawion Actor Swiss Concierge 1 1000041
Martin Brandt Actor German Concierge 1 1000040
Stephanie Edwards Actor Reporter 1 1000033
Ernie Fuentes Actor Pool Man 1 1000032
Albert Carrier Actor Butler 1 1000031
Lavelle Roby Actor Secretary 1 1000030
Nathan Roberts Actor Reporter 1 1000034
Tom Hall Actor Reporter 1 1000035
Rene Kolldehoff Actor Reimeck 1 1000039
Heinz Kammer Actor Hans Luschen 1 1000038
Janos Gonczol Actor Karl Saur 1 1000037
Reinhardt Vom Bauer Actor Young Dr Esau 1 1000036
George C Scott Actor Lieutenuant Barney Caine 1 1000001
Synopsis
During World War II, the Nazis developed a formula for synthetic fuel. The formula disappeared after the war, and several people who were connected with its development died under questionable circumstances over the following thirty-five years. Police officer Barney Caine, a friend of one of these people, is trying to solve the mystery of his death. As Caine works on the case, he uncovers a wide-spread conspiracy to manipulate fuel prices around the world.