The Formula

  • 1980
  • 1 HR 57 MIN
  • R
  • Thriller

This shockingly inept adaptation of Steve Shagan's gripping novel was written and produced by the author himself. George C. Scott stars as Barney Caine, a homicide detective who is called in to investigate the mysterious murder of an old friend. Barney soon learns that his buddy had some odd business dealings with grotesque oil tycoon Adam Steiffel (Brando),...read more

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Formula 51: Featurette - Behind the Scenes

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(Movie Clip) Bag Man
LA detective Caine (George C. Scott), investigating the killing of an old WWII buddy turned international financial fixer, has negotiated this audienc (more…)
(Movie Clip) We Are the Arabs!
Marlon Brando (as oil-man Steiffel), in one of three scenes for which he was paid $3-million, argues with his pool man (Francisco Prado) and with publ (more…)
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01:56 — Trailer for Formula 51. Kilt-wearing master chemist Elmo McElroy (Samuel L. Jackson) has developed a new drug that is more potent then cocaine or Ecs (more…)

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