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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 2 wins & 10 nominations.
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Dr. Josef Mengele
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Ezra Lieberman
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Eduard Seibert
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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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Henry Wheelock
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David Bennett
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Mrs. Curry
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Jack Curry / Simon Harrington / Erich Doring / Bobby Wheelock
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Professor Bruckner
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Mundt
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Strasser
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Lofquist
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Mr. Harrington
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Fassler
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Hessen (as Guy Dumont)
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Trausteiner
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Nancy
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Doring
Georg Marischka ...
Gunther
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Farnbach
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Mrs. Harrington
Raul Faustino Saldanha ...
Ismael
Jürgen Andersen ...
Kleist (as Jurgen Anderson)
Mervyn Nelson ...
Stroop
David Brandon ...
Schmidt
Monica Gearson ...
Gertrud
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Schwimmer
Gerti Gordon ...
Berthe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Guida De Carlo ...
Blonde woman (uncredited)
Joseph Oliveira ...
German Newspaper Boy (uncredited)
Fernando Pessa ...
German Officer at Party (uncredited)

Directed by

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Franklin J. Schaffner

Written by

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Ira Levin ... (novel)
 
Heywood Gould ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Robert Fryer ... executive producer
Stanley O'Toole ... producer
Martin Richards ... producer

Music by

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Jerry Goldsmith

Cinematography by

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Henri Decaë ... director of photography (as Henri Decae)

Film Editing by

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Robert Swink ... (as Robert E. Swink)

Editorial Department

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Jenny Schaffner ... apprentice editor
Dennis Wooley ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Alixe Gordin

Production Design by

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Gil Parrondo

Art Direction by

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Peter Lamont

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Vernon Dixon

Costume Design by

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Anthony Mendleson

Makeup Department

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Ronnie Cogan ... hair stylist
Patrick Grant ... hair stylist
Bill Lodge ... makeup artist
Christopher Tucker ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Ron Carr ... production supervisor
Dieter Meyer ... production manager: Austria

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Terence Churcher ... second assistant director (as Terry Churcher)
Paul Esposito ... assistant director: USA
Mike Jordan ... assistant director: USA
José López Rodero ... first assistant director (as Jose Lopez Rodero)
João Severino ... assistant director: Portugal
Marijan David Vajda ... second assistant director: Austria (as Marijan Vajda)

Art Department

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Stephen Hendrickson ... art director: USA (as Steve Hendrickson)
Michael Murchan ... construction manager
Thomas Riccabona ... assistant art director: Austria (as Thomas Ricabona)
Dave Everall ... rigger (uncredited)
Richard Mccarthy ... plasterer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Derek Ball ... sound recordist
Bill Barringer ... sound assistant
Don J. Bassman ... supervising sound mixer (as Don Bassman)
William Hartman ... sound editor
Godfrey Marks ... dialogue editor
Ken Nightingall ... boom operator
Richard Overton ... re-recording mixer
Edward Rossi ... sound editor
Richard Sperber ... sound editor
Richard Weaver ... re-recording mixer

Special Effects by

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Roy Whybrow ... special effects

Stunts

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Del Baker ... stunts
Dinny Powell ... stunts
Eddie Powell ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bert Cann ... still photographer
Jack Coggins ... gaffer
Colin Davidson ... assistant camera
James Devis ... camera operator (as Jimmy Devis)
Michael Ginsburg ... still photographer: USA
Ted H. Hauser ... assistant camera: USA (as Theodore Hauser)
Dewi Humphries ... assistant camera
Ed Irvins ... assistant camera: USA
Bob Puglisi ... camera operator: USA

Casting Department

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Renate Arbes ... casting: Vienna
Maude Spector ... casting: London

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Rebecca Breed ... wardrobe mistress
Richard Pointing ... wardrobe master
Babs Gray ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Location Management

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Arie Bohrer ... location manager: Austria
Tony Cerbone ... location manager: USA
Frederick Muller ... location manager: Portugal (as Frederico Muller)
Fernando Pessa ... location liaison: Portugal
Simone Pessa ... location liaison: Portugal
Scott Wodehouse ... location manager

Music Department

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Leonard A. Engel ... music editor (as Len Engel)
Arthur Morton ... orchestrator
Jerry Goldsmith ... conductor (uncredited)
Eric Tomlinson ... music recordist (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Gerhard Rupp ... transportation manager (uncredited)

Other crew

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Derek Bromhall ... technical advisor (as Dr. Derek Bromhall)
Pamela Carlton ... continuity
Hunt Downs ... publicist
Ann Ford ... assistant to producer
Lew Grade ... presenter (as Sir Lew Grade)
Peter Lancaster ... production accountant
Marcella Markham ... accent coach
Francis Nugent ... production assistant: USA
Tish Oulman ... production assistant: Portugal
Cecilia Peck ... publicity assistant
Fernando Pessa ... public relations: Portugal
Simone Pessa ... public relations: Portugal
David Quintans ... production assistant: Portugal
Mary Richards ... assistant to producer
John Sargent ... production accountant
Ilse Schwarzwald ... production secretary: Austria
Jean Walter ... production secretary
Robert Easton ... dialect coach: Gregory Peck (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Boys from the Brussel (Philippines, English title)
  • Ces garçons qui venaient du Brésil (France)
  • The Boys from Brazil - Geheimakte Viertes Reich (Germany)
  • Los niños del Brasil (Spain)
  • The Boys from Brazil - Geheimakte Viertes Reich (West Germany)
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Runtime
  • 125 min
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Budget $12,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Publicity for this movie stated that this was the first villainous role of Gregory Peck's career. Peck felt that his portrayal of Nazi war criminal Dr. Josef Mengele was the only completely unsympathetic role he ever performed. However, Peck's characters in Duel in the Sun (1946), Moby Dick (1956), and The Bravados (1958) have often been described as villains. See more »
Goofs In the movie, the young clones of Hitler all have dark hair. However, in real life his hair was never dark. As a young boy he was blonde, and his hair became medium brown as he got older, as is the case with many blonde children. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Death on the Nile/Somebody Killed Her Husband/Interiors/The Boys From Brazil/A Wedding/Piranha/Up in Smoke (1978). See more »
Soundtracks WE'RE HOME AGAIN See more »
Quotes Gertrud: [Mengele has just knocked Mundt to the floor] Get a doctor!
Dr. Josef Mengele: I *am* a doctor, idiot.
Gertrud: Don't you come near him!
Dr. Josef Mengele: Shut up, you ugly bitch.
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