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The Boys from Brazil (1978)

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

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Esther Lieberman
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Los niños del Brasil  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The film was nominated for three Academy Awards at the 1979 Oscars but failed to win any statuettes. Ironically, it was Laurence Olivier playing the Nazi hunter and not Gregory Peck in the meatier lead role who was nominated for Best Actor. See more »

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At the end of the film, Lieberman is in the hospital in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but there is an English-style TV on the wall. See more »

Quotes

Eduard Seibert: Your operation has been cancelled.
Dr. Josef Mengele: No, *your* operation has been cancelled! Mine continues.
[raising his hand]
Dr. Josef Mengele: Heil Hitler.
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The Blue Danube
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Music by Johann Strauß
Arranged by Arthur Morton
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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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