Formula 51

Formula 51

Directed by: Ronny Yu

Samuel L. Jackson .... Elmo McElroy
Robert Carlyle .... Felix DeSouza
Emily Mortimer .... Dakota
Nigel Whitmey .... L.A. Highway Patrol
Robert Jezek .... Priest
Meat Loaf .... The Lizard

Release Date: October 18, 2002


Formula 51 is the story of Elmo McElroy (Samuel L. Jackson), a streetwise American master chemist who heads to England to sell his special new formula - a powerful, blue concoction guaranteed to take you to "the 51st state."

McElroy's new product delivers a feeling 51 times more powerful than any thrill, any pleasure, any high in history. But his plans for a quick, profitable score go comically awry when he gets stuck in Liverpool with an unlikely escort (Robert Carlyle) and his ex-girlfriend (Emily Mortimer) and becomes entangled in a bizarre web of double-dealing and double-crosses.

The movie's official tagline is "Nice Wheels. Dirty Deals. And One Mean Mother In A Kilt!" but I like to simply think of it as "Snatch meets Shaft", and if that doesn't sound sweet enough, simply check out the trailer below.


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Clips & Trailers

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