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The Boys From Brazil (1978)

Cast: Gregory Peck, Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier, more...
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner, Franklin J. Schaffner
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Studio: Live/Artisan
Genre: Political Thriller, Mad Science, Mad Science
Running Time: 127 min.
Subtitles: English
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This film of Ira Levin's novel The Boys from Brazil wastes no time in establishing the fact that several seemingly unrelated men have been mysteriously murdered. Elderly Jewish Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman (Laurence Olivier), brought into the case when the clues seem to point to a neo-fascist plot, traces the trail of evidence to Paraguay. Here he finds an unregenerate Auschwitz doctor, patterned on Joseph Mengele and played by -- of all people -- Gregory Peck. Lieberman discovers that the murdered men had all fathered sons who were identical -- the results of a cloning experiment, designed to create a race of incipient Hitlers. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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skip it by alexjb May 30, 2005 - 10:40 AM PDT
1 out of 3 members found this review helpful
OK, have you seen the Addams Family? remember the fake German accent of "dr pinderschloss", the woman who found fester in Florida? Olivier's German accent is a lot like that... only maybe not as good... *shudder* is he senile? is he my grandpa? is he a sprightly old nazi-hunter with a sense of humor? who knows? who cares?

the boy who plays all the adolf clones totally over-acts as well and the music is distractingly dramatic. i kind of enjoyed gregory peck and james mason, tho. i think they both delivered the goods pretty well; there are some good scenes between the two of them in mengela's south american bungalows.

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(Average 6.25)
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