“The Formula” quotes(1980)
Plot – At the end of World War II, a German general is tasked to transfer secret documents to Swiss. Among them there's 'Genesis', a formula which allows to derive synthetic fuel from coal. Many years later in Los Angeles it's found the corpse of Major Tom Neely, who had captured the German general in 1945. Detective Barry Caine, Tom's friend, is in charge of the investigation. All signs point to oil tycoons.
All actors – George C. Scott, Marlon Brando, Marthe Keller, John Gielgud, G.D. Spradlin, Beatrice Straight, Richard Lynch, John Van Dreelen, Robin Clarke, Ike Eisenmann, Marshall Thompson, Dieter Schidorshow all
“The Formula” Quotes 11 quotes
“You're not in the oil business; you're in the oil shortage business!”
“- Barney Caine: Doctor, Mr. Reimeck told us that you had been captured by the Russians.
- Dr. Esau: The Mongolians came into the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute. They swarmed into my office still wearing their white winter uniforms in May. They kept flushing my toilet over and over. Can you believe? The German nation defeated by men who have never seen...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Barney Caine: You see, professor, I'm a little tired of being lied to and shot at. And your phony nostalgia about the good old days doesn't impress me.
- Siebold: Don't play the sanctimonious American with me, mister.”
“If I didn't have a son that still loved me, I'd blow your fucking brains out all over that wall back there... right here, right now.”
“In Germany, one does not bring police into matters which concern the past.”
“- Clements: The people will accept the 12 cents now because we can blame it on the Arabs!
- Adam Steiffel: Ah, Arthur, you're missing the point: We are the Arabs.”