Become an IMDbPro Member Today

Get access to the leading information resource for the entertainment industry

Find Contacts & Representation

Showcase Yourself

Follow Industry Trends

Stay connected with contact details for over 300,000 industry professionals and companies

Manage your photos and the credits you're Known For on IMDbPro, IMDb and Amazon Video

Keep up to date with entertainment news and follow in-development titles not available on IMDb

Start your 30-Day free trial
Already a member?

The Formula (1980)

R
117 min | Crime, Thriller

The synthetic fuel production formula, invented by the Nazis at the end of World War II, is sought after by some who aim to sell it, and by others who wish to destroy it.
Read more: Plot summary
Writer
Steve Shagan (novel) (screenplay)
Composer
Cinematographer
Casting Director
Production Designer
Trending & News
MOVIEmeter
Members only
News articles
Box Office
Budget
$ 13,200,000
Opening Wknd
$ 842,985
Gross (USA)
$ 8,894,289
Gross (World)
$ 8,894,289
See all box office data

Release date
Dec 19, 1980 (United States)

Contacts

Become a member to access contact information

Cast

+ Add Cast
49 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
George C. Scott
Barney Caine Barney Caine   See fewer
Top 5000
Marlon Brando
Adam Steiffel Adam Steiffel   See fewer
Top 5000
Top 5000
John Gielgud
Dr. Esau Dr. Esau   See fewer
Members only
G.D. Spradlin
Clements Clements   See fewer
Members only
Beatrice Straight
Kay Neeley Kay Neeley   See fewer
Members only
Richard Lynch
Kladen / Tedesco Kladen / Tedesco   See fewer
Members only
John Van Dreelen
Hans Lehman Hans Lehman   See fewer
Members only
Robin Clarke
Major Neeley Major Neeley   See fewer
Members only
Members only
Marshall Thompson
Geologist #1 Geologist #1   See fewer
Members only
Dieter Schidor
Assassin Assassin   See fewer
Members only
Werner Kreindl
Schellenberg Schellenberg   See fewer
Members only
Jan Niklas
Gestapo Captain Gestapo Captain   See fewer
Members only
Wolfgang Preiss
Franz Tauber Franz Tauber   See fewer
Members only
Calvin Jung
Sgt. Yosuta Sgt. Yosuta   See fewer
Members only
Alan North
Nolan Nolan   See fewer
Members only
David Byrd
Obermann Obermann   See fewer
Members only
Ferdy Mayne
Siebold Siebold   See fewer
Members only
Gerard Murphy
Chauffeur (as Gerry Murphy) Chauffeur (as Gerry Murphy)   See fewer
Members only
Francisco Prado
Mendosa Mendosa   See fewer
Members only
Louis Basile
Vince Rizzo Vince Rizzo   See fewer
Members only
Ric Mancini
Printman Printman   See fewer
Members only
Weston Gavin
U.S. Army Captain U.S. Army Captain   See fewer
Members only
Craig T. Nelson
Geologist #2 Geologist #2   See fewer
Top 5000
Herb Voland
Geologist #3 Geologist #3   See fewer
Members only
Diane Tyler
Telex Operator Telex Operator   See fewer
Members only
Jim Brewer
Security Guard Security Guard   See fewer
Members only
Lavelle Roby
Secretary Secretary   See fewer
Members only
Members only
Ernie Fuentes
Pool Man Pool Man   See fewer
Members only
Stephanie Edwards
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
Members only
Nathan Roberts
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
Members only
Tom Hall
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
Members only
Reinhard vom Bauer
Dr. Esau (Young) Dr. Esau (Young)   See fewer
Members only
János Gönczöl
Karl Saur (as Janos Gönczöl) Karl Saur (as Janos Gönczöl)   See fewer
Members only
Heinz Kammer
Hans Luschen Hans Luschen   See fewer
Members only
Reinhard Kolldehoff
Reimeck (as René Kolldehoff) Reimeck (as René Kolldehoff)   See fewer
Members only
Martin Brandt
Concierge (German) Concierge (German)   See fewer
Members only
Paul Glawion
Concierge (Swiss) Concierge (Swiss)   See fewer
Members only
Emil Steinberger
Postal Clerk Postal Clerk   See fewer
Members only
Emily Jensen
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
Members only
Members only
Ursula Warel
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
Members only
Jane Faithe
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
Members only
Wendy Baldock
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
Members only
Ursula Hamann
Pan-Am Lady Pan-Am Lady   See fewer
Members only
Kavi Raz
Arab Assassin (uncredited) Arab Assassin (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Hammam Shafie
Assassin (uncredited) Assassin (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.

MOVIEmeter

Members only

Become a member to access additional data

Ratings Breakdown

5.6 / 10 | 2,159 votes