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The Formula


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George C Scott
Marlon Brando
Marthe Keller
A trail of bodies leads
Lieutenant Barney Caine from oil magnate Adam to the mysterious 'Genesis' project and a secret formula developed by the Nazis towards the end of Second
World War. Marlon Brando gives a colourful performance and George C Scott is impressive as the Los Angeles detective embroiled in murderous manoeuverings.
Director John G Avildsen
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Unknown: George C Scott
Unknown: Marlon Brando
Unknown: Marthe Keller
Unknown: Lieutenant Barney Caine
Unknown: George C Scott
Director: John G Avildsen
Lieutenant Barney Caine: George C Scott
Adam Steiffel: Marlon Brando
Lisa: Marthe Keller
Dr Abraham Esau: John Gielgud
Clements: G D Spradlin
Kay Neeley: Beatrice Straight
General Kladen/Frank Tedesco: Richard Lynch

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