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The Boys From Brazil (1978)
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The Boys From Brazil (1978) From the jungles of Paraguay, Dr. Josef Mengele, the chief doctor at Auschwitz, plans the rebirth of the Nazi empire. He sends his minions to assassinate 94 men over a two year period just around the time they will turn 65 years of age. Famed Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman gets hold of this information and isn't quite sure how killing these 65-year old men will lead to a new Nazi regime. That is, until he visits some of the dead men's families and sees their sons.

Movie Tagline:
If they survive...will we?

Title: Boys From Brazil, The
Release Date: October 05, 1978
Runtime: 125 mins
Genre: Drama
All Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: UK, USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 7.1
Buried.com Rating: 8.1 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With B

MPAA Rating: R

Franklin J. Schaffner

Gregory Peck ...Dr. Josef Mengele
Laurence Olivier ...Ezra Lieberman
James Mason ...Eduard Seibert
Lilli Palmer ...Esther Lieberman
Uta Hagen ...Frieda Maloney
Steve Guttenberg ...Barry Kohler (as Steven Guttenberg)
Denholm Elliott ...Sidney Beynon
Rosemary Harris ...Mrs. Doring
John Dehner ...Henry Wheelock
John Rubinstein ...David Bennett
Anne Meara ...Mrs. Curry
Jeremy Black ...Jack Curry / Simon Harrington / Erich Doring...
Bruno Ganz ...Professor Bruckner
Walter Gotell ...Mundt
David Hurst ...Strasser
Wolfgang Preiss ...Lofquist
Michael Gough ...Mr. Harrington
Joachim Hansen ...Fassler
Sky Dumont ...Hessen (as Guy Dumont)
Carl Duering ...Trausteiner
Linda Hayden ...Nancy
Richard Marner ...Doring
Georg Marischka ...Gunther
Gunter Meisner ...Farnbach
Prunella Scales ...Mrs. Harrington
Raul Faustino Saldanha ...Ismael
Jurgen Andersen ...Kleist (as Jurgen Anderson)
Mervyn Nelson ...Stroop
David Brandon ...Schmidt
Monica Gearson ...Gertrud

» [more cast members]

Robert Fryer
Stanley O'Toole
Martin Richards

Ira Levin
Heywood Gould

Jerry Goldsmith

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More Movie Taglines:
  • If they survive...will we?
Movie Quote(s):
  • [Ezra explains why he is searching for Josef Mengele] Ezra Lieberman: He was the chief doctor of Auschwitz, who killed 2.5 million people, experimented with children - Jewish and non-Jewish - using twins mostly, injecting blue dyes into their eyes to make them acceptable Aryans... amputating limbs and organs from thousands without anesthetics.
  • Ezra Lieberman: You're not a guard now, madame! You are a prisoner! I may leave here today empty handed. But you... are not going anywhere.
  • Gertrud: [Mengele has just knocked Mundt to the floor] Get a doctor! Dr. Josef Mengele: I *am* a doctor, madam. Gertrud: Don't you come near him! Dr. Josef Mengele: Shut up, you ugly bitch.
  • Ezra Lieberman: Did you kill Wheelock? Dr. Josef Mengele: [sarcastically] No, he's in the kitchen mixing us some cocktails!
  • Mrs. Doring: Would you like me to tell you who really killed him? God.To set free a stupid little farm girl after twenty-two years of unhappiness. Do Nazis answer prayers Herr Lieberman? No, that is God's business and I have thanked Him every night since He pushed Emil under that car. He could have done it sooner, but I thank Him anyway.
Movie Trivia:
  • When this movie was being made, the real Josef Mengele was still alive in São Paulo, Brazil. He died in 1979, shortly after the movie's release.
  • Bruno Ganz - who played Dr. Bruckner - actually played Adolf Hitler himself several years later in Der Untergang (2004).
  • Laurence Olivier patterned his performance on Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal.
  • Gregory Peck and The Big Country (1958) co-star Charlton Heston both played the infamous Nazi war criminal Dr. Josef Mengele: Peck in The Boys from Brazil (1978), Heston in My Father, Rua Alguem 5555 (2003).
  • Gregory Peck felt that his portrayal of Nazi war criminal Dr. Josef Mengele was the only completely unsympathetic role he ever performed.
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