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The Boys from Brazil (1978) Movie Information

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The Boys from Brazil (1978)
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Overall Rank:

5091

Avg. Rating:

2.61/4

# of Ratings:

47

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

10/05/1978

DVD Release:

04/07/2009

Director:

Franklin J. Schaffner

Actors:

Laurence Olivier
James Mason
Gregory Peck
Steve Guttenberg
Rosemary Harris
Lilli Palmer

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A Nazi hunter locates Dr. Mengele and uncovers his plan to resurrect Adolf Hitler and lead the Nazis back to power. -- bwill

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Yojimbo 07/06/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2/4 

Pulpy nonsense that sees a plot to clone Hitler and create a fourth reich. A great cast flounder in the innate tackiness of it all; little subtlety is on view, Gregory Peck in particular is bizarrely cast against type as a cold and cruel nazi and never convinces. Add to this the fact that a young boy, Hilter clone or not, is demonized to almost Omen-like supernatural levels and it all looks a bit silly. Only the heavyweight presence of the likes of Mason, Olivier and Peck makes it worth a look.

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12/24/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Stupid, but Fun

Ira Levin's novels were known for containing outlandish plots that, against all odds, appeared plausible due to the understated way with which they were portrayed. What they were not known for was an intelligent prose style. As such, they were perfect fodder for film adaptations. After 'The Stepford Wives', 'Rosemary's Baby', and 'A Kiss Before Dying' were successfully brought to the screen, 'The Boys From Brazil' was the next viable candidate for the film treatment. And for good reason. It's plot - which I refuse to impart - is so absurd that even William S. Burroughs would do a double take. All the film needed to excel was a fresh-faced auteur with a knack for subtlety and nuance to capture the quiet menace of Levin's novels. Instead, it got Franklin J. Schaffner. Now we have Laurence O...

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