Formula 51

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  92 min.
Release Date: October 18, 2002
DVD: February 4, 2003

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Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Carlyle, Emily Mortimer, Sean Pertwee, Ricky Tomlinson, Rhys Ifans, Meat Loaf


Elmo McElroy (Jackson) is 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 (Carlyle) and his ex-girlfriend (Mortimer) and becomes entangled in a bizarre web of double-dealing and double-crosses.

Director: Ronny Yu
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Samuel L. Jackson, Andras Hamori, Jonathan Debin, Malcolm Kohll, Seaton McLean, David Pupkewitz
Screenplay: Stel Pavlou
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