The Boys from Brazil (film)

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The Boys from Brazil is a 1978 British/American science fiction/thriller film produced by Lew Grade's ITC Entertainment and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It stars Gregory Peck and Laurence Olivier, with James Mason, Walter Gotell, and cameos by Rosemary Harris, Anne Meara, Bruno Ganz, Michael Gough, Uta Hagen, and Steve Guttenberg.

The film was directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and produced by Stanley O'Toole and Martin Richards with Robert Fryer as executive producer. The screenplay, by Heywood Gould, is based on the novel of the same name by Ira Levin. The music score was by Jerry Goldsmith and the cinematography by Henri Decaë.

George C. Scott was originally set to play Dr. Mengele, but he dropped out before principal photography began and was replaced by Peck.

There is a documentary film of the same name that is unrelated.

The film was shot on location in Austria, England, Paraguay, and Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA.

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Aging Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman (Laurence Olivier) must discover and thwart a plan by surviving Nazi death-camp doctor Josef Mengele (Gregory Peck) to resurrect Adolf Hitler through cloning. Mengele is still in hiding in South America. To make sure a new powerful Fourth Reich is launched, he summons a group of former SS officers in hiding along with several young Neo Nazis. The purpose: to kill 94 men in Europe, Canada and the U.S. Mengele's intention is to recreate the conditions that will bring a new Hitler into the world many times over into the future.

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