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(1976)

Plot Summary

  • In New York City, the brother of an infamous Nazi war criminal is killed in a head-on collision with an oil truck. Shortly thereafter, members of a covert United States government group called the Division begin being murdered one by one. Meanwhile, graduate student and marathon runner Thomas "Babe" Levy researches history as his father, who committed suicide after the Communist witch hunts of the McCarthy era ruined his reputation. When he sees his brother, one Division member, stabbed to death, it is revealed that Christian Szell, The White Angel of Auschwitz, is wrapping up loose ends to smuggle priceless diamonds from the United States.

    - Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>
  • New York graduate student and obsessive runner Thomas "Babe" Levy researches history as his father, who committed suicide after the Communist witch hunts of the McCarthy era ruined his reputation. He is drawn into a mysterious conspiracy involving his globe-trotting brother, his European girlfriend and an infamous Nazi war criminal in hiding. Christian Szell arrives in New York to retrieve a valuable cache of diamonds stolen during World War II from wealthy Jews seeking to flee Germany. Includes one of the most agonizing torture scenes ever portrayed. "Is it safe?" You will never see your dentist the same way again.

    - Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>
  • New York graduated student and marathon runner Thomas "Babe" Levy researches history as his father, who committed suicide after the Communist witch hunts of the McCarthy era ruined his reputation. His brother Henry James "Doc" Levy appears out of the blue from time to time because his family never knows where he is, working as a government agent. One of his charges is an infamous Nazi war criminal who he has just told is no longer welcome in the United States. Christian Szell has a fortune hidden in a safe deposit box and is convinced that Babe knows whether or not it is safe to go to pick it up and will stop at nothing to find out.

    - Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>
  • A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.

    - Written by jgp3553@yahoo.com

Synopsis

Thomas Levy (Dustin Hoffman), nicknamed "Babe" in the film, is a history Ph.D. candidate researching the same field as his father...

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