The tumultuous years 1971 through 1991 saw shifting power in the oil industry as OPEC commandeered the driver's seat, sparking a global search for new oil sources. 'Oil as a weapon' results in the gas shortages of 1973 and '79.

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Donald Sutherland ... Narrator (voice)
Daniel Yergin Daniel Yergin ... Himself - Author, The Prize
Fouad Ajami ... Himself - Johns Hopkins University
Ali Khalifa Al-Saba Ali Khalifa Al-Saba ... Himself - Kuwaiti Oil Minister 1978-90 (as Sheikh Ali Khalifa Al-Saba)
Naohiro Amaya Naohiro Amaya ... Himself - Former Vice-Minister, Ministry for International Trade and Industry
Jimmy Carter ... Himself - President of the United States 1977-81 (archive footage)
King Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud King Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud ... Himself - King of Saudi Arabia 1964-75 (archive footage) (as King Faisal)
Herbert Goodman Herbert Goodman ... Himself - President, Gulf Oil Trading Co. 1970-83
Jim Hoagland ... Himself - The Washington Post
Makoto Kikuchi Makoto Kikuchi ... Himself - Tokai University
Parviz Mina Parviz Mina ... Himself - Director, National Iranian Oil 1973-79
Richard Nixon ... Himself - President of the United States 1969-74 (archive footage)
James Schlesinger James Schlesinger ... Himself - U.S. Secretary of Defense 1973-75
Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi ... Himself - Shah of Iran 1941-79 (archive footage)
Joseph Stanislaw Joseph Stanislaw ... Himself - Managing Director, Cambridge Energy Research Assoc.
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The tumultuous years 1971 through 1991 saw shifting power in the oil industry as OPEC commandeered the driver's seat, sparking a global search for new oil sources. 'Oil as a weapon' results in the gas shortages of 1973 and '79.

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1993 (USA) See more »

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