Barry Kohler, a young Nazi hunter, tracks down a group of former SS officers meeting in Paraguay in the late 1970s. The Nazis, led by Dr Mengele, are planning something. Old Nazi hunter, Ezra Lieberman, is at first uninterested in Kohler's findings. But when he is told something of their plan, he is eager to find out more. Lieberman visits several homes in Europe and the U.S. in order to uncover the Nazi plot. It is at one of these houses he notices something strange, which turns out to be a horrible discovery. Written by
For his role as a notorious Nazi, actor Gregory Peck had his famous "widow's peak" hairline shaved off, his eyebrows cropped, put on a little Hitler mustache and then had added white face paint make-up. Publicity for the picture stated that Peck bore an uncanny resemblance to photographs of the real Josef Mengele which had at the time been recently smuggled out of South America. See more »
The train seen in the film's first shot is suddenly moving about 1/3 faster in the close-up that comes immediately after it. See more »
[his conclusion after knowing things about the cloning process and who is going to be cloned]
Not Mozart. Not Picasso. Not a genius who would enrich the world. But... Adolf Hitler.
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Old veterans Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier and James Mason team up in this well-constructed and absorbing thriller. The plot sounded so bizarre that I had to check the film out. Although there is some choppy editing and cartoonish acting, "The Boys from Brazil" makes for a good viewing.
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