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The Boys from Brazil (1978)

R  |   |  Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  12 October 1978 (Netherlands)
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A Nazi hunter in Paraguay discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.

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Barry Kohler (as Steven Guttenberg)
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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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12 October 1978 (Netherlands)  »

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Los niños del Brasil  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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When the film was made, the real Josef Mengele was still alive in São Paulo, Brazil. He died on February 7, 1979 at the age of 67, only four months after the film was released. See more »

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Quotes

Eduard Seibert: [after discovery of Mengele's plan by Lieberman] The operation has been terminated.
Dr. Josef Mengele: Terminated... by who's authority?
Eduard Seibert: General Rausch... and the Colonels.
Dr. Josef Mengele: [enraged] I told you... I told you from the beginning! Kill him! Kill him! It would have been so easy!
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The Blue Danube
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Music by Johann Strauß
Arranged by Arthur Morton
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Excellent film translation of Ira Levin's novel.
22 June 2001 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

I had read "The Boys From Brazil" years before I ever saw the movie. When I did see the film, I was amazed how closely it actually tracked the brilliantly-written novel.

This is an excellent thriller. The Nazi's plot is unraveled slowly, first filling you with confusion, then disbelief, and finally, astonishment & terror. As far-fetched as the Nazi's scheme sounds at first, it really is close enough to medical reality for a taste of true horror.

Gregory Peck is disturbingly realistic as the Nazi doctor Mengele, who masterminds the entire fiendish plot. His character in the film is so real and sinister as to be completely believable. In fact, the entire cast does such a great job that the movie's plot strikes even closer to home.

If you like well-written, well acted suspense/thrillers, this is one of the very best. I highly recommend it.


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