The Boys From Brazil (1978) UK
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Director:Franklin J. Schaffner
Studio:Live / Artisan
Producer:Martin Richards, Robert Fryer, Stanley O'Toole
Writer:Ira Levin, Heywood Gould
Date Added:2006-03-27
Awards:Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 win & 7 nominations
Picture Format:Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:2.35:1
Sound:Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Languages:English, Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Franklin J. Schaffner  ...  (Director)
Ira Levin, Heywood Gould  ...  (Writer)
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 / Bobby Wheelock
Bruno Ganz  ...  Professor Bruckner
Walter Gotell  ...  Mundt
David Hurst  ...  Strasser
Henri DecaĆ«  ...  Cinematographer
Robert Swink  ...  Editor
Comments: If they survive...will we?

Summary: Gregory Peck hams it up big time in this 1978 thriller based on Ira Levin's bestselling novel. Peck plays an old German Nazi behind a mysterious series of murders, the investigation of which leads to an astonishing plot to create the Fourth Reich. Laurence Olivier is equally outrageous as a Nazi hunter who stumbles onto the scheme. Director Franklin Schaffner (Planet of the Apes) doesn't make any bones about the preposterousness of the story or of his legendary stars' performances, and a viewer is advised not to push too deeply into this tall tale for cautionary meaning. The film is a bit bloody--particularly unnerving in a climactic scene involving some attack dogs under the command of a young but familiar-looking monster. --Tom Keogh