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The Boys from Brazil (1978)

A Nazi hunter in Paraguay discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Esther Lieberman
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Frieda Maloney
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Barry Kohler (as Steven Guttenberg)
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Sidney Beynon
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Mrs. Doring
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David Bennett
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Mrs. Curry
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Professor Bruckner
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Mundt
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Strasser
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Storyline

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 Rob Hartill

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If they survive...will we?

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Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 October 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los niños del Brasil  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Shortly before the first assassination you see the victim taking a leak. Over him are two signs. On closer look you'll notice that they both list Austrian Addresses. Like the scene moments earlier this was also shot in Austria and not in Gladbeck/Germany. See more »

Quotes

Professor Bruckner: He was nothing but a sadist, really.
Ezra Lieberman: A sadist with an MD and a PHD.
Professor Bruckner: Well, some people would say the perfect definition of a scientist.
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Connections

References The Day of the Jackal (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

WE'RE HOME AGAIN
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Lyrics by Hal Shaper
Sung by Elaine Paige
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Absorbing
22 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

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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