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Boys From Brazil, The (1978)

Gregory Peck and Laurence Olivier star in this weird drama about cloning – In this case, the evil Dr. Josef Mengele, who conducted sadistic human experiments at the infamous Nazi death camp at Auschwitz, is on the loose in South America with a scheme to produce 94 copies of Adolf Hitler.

Mengele is played by Peck; Olivier plays aging Jewish Nazi-hunter, Ezra Lieberman.

There are moments of suspense here and there, but the shaky story, based on Ira Levin’s best-selling novel, lapses into silliness.

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

Director
Franklin Schaffner