Formula 1980
In 1945, during the last days of the war, German General Helmut Kladen (Richard Lynch) is sent to Switzerland without an escort with a truck full of secret files containing information on the German discovery of a formula for the manufacture of synthetic fuel. The General is captured in a snowy field by the Americans and the major in charge, Tom Neeley (Robin Clarke), strikes a deal with the General in his cynical belief that in the future big corporations will use these secret documents as part of their commerce. The film suddenly moves forward 35 years later and ex-police chief of the LAPD, Tom Neeley, is executed gangland style in his luxury Beverly Hills mansion, making it look as if he's a cocaine dealer. This brings his friend, the world-weary divorced Lt. Barney Caine (George C. Scott), of the LAPD, to head the investigation. Barney treks to Berlin and soon discovers a link between oil magnate Adam Steiffel (Marlon Brando) to manipulate worldwide fuel prices and the mysterious murders of several people...

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:57:02 | 6.05 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, Francais
Subtitles: English, Francais, Espanol, Portugues
Genre: Crime, Thriller

Director: John G. Avildsen
Cast: George C. Scott, Marlon Brando, Marthe Keller
Country: USA, West Germany

-- Commentary by director John Avildsen

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