R | | 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.
In interviews, Steve Shagan said that Marthe Keller's character was an operative working on behalf of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), but in the book and the movie, she says that her main reason for helping George C. Scott's character is guilt over having a Nazi uncle who was a mass murderer of Jews during World War II.
Paul Obermann, Chief Engineer Berlin Power & Light Co.:
In Germany, one does not bring police into matters which concern the past.
At the beginning of The Formula, a Nazi General is given the task of driving a truck to the Swiss border. In the next scene the truck has been captured by the US Army. The scene is shot in the snow. This is supposed to take place in the first week of May 1945. There is nowhere that would be covered in snow between Berlin and the Swiss border in May, even if he went the long way i.e. via Austria.
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