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Duration:
125 min | West Germany:100 min
Genres:
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
IMDB rate:
7.1
Director:
Franklin J. Schaffner
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 win & 7 nominations
Details
Country: UK
Release Date: 1978-10-12
Filming Locations: Kölnbrein Dam, Austria
Earnings
Budget: $12,000,000
Gross: $19,000,000 (USA) Rentals $7,600,000 (USA)
Cast
Actor
Character
Jeremy Black
Jeremy Black
The Boys from Brazil
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
Bruno Ganz
Professor Bruckner
Walter Gotell
Mundt
David Hurst
Strasser
Wolfgang Preiss
Lofquist
Michael Gough
Mr. Harrington
Joachim Hansen
Fassler
Sky du Mont
Hessen (as Guy Dumont)
Carl Duering
Trausteiner
Linda Hayden
Nancy
Richard Marner
Doring
Georg Marischka
Gunther
Günter Meisner
Farnbach
Prunella Scales
Mrs. Harrington
Raul Faustino Saldanha
Ismael
Jürgen Andersen
Kleist (as Jurgen Anderson)
Mervyn Nelson
Stroop
David Brandon
Schmidt
Monica Gearson
Gertrud
Wolf Kahler
Schwimmer
Gerti Gordon
Berthe
Joseph Oliveira
German Newspaper Boy (uncredited)
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Trivia
Gregory Peck replaced George C. Scott. Scott was cast as Mengele but pulled out before principal photography began.
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In the spanish dubbing, Mengele was named "Mengela".
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Playing a Nazi in this 20th Century Fox film was James Mason who had been well-known for portraying General Rommel in Fox's earlier The Desert Rats (1953) and The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951).
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Goofs
When David Bennett shows Lieberman the photographs of three Nazi agents, he mistakenly identifies Schwimmer as Kleist and Kleist as Schwimmer.
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At the end of the film, Lieberman is in the hospital in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but there is an English-style TV on the wall.
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When Dr. Mengele attacks Munt at the Ball they both are rolling and fighting on a table full of food and pastries. Minutes later as Mengele attends Munt's wounds his clothes are impeccable.
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Quotes
Dr. Josef Mengele: He betrayed me, he betrayed you, he betrayed the Aryan race!
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Dr. Josef Mengele: You are born of the noblest blood in the world. You have it within you to fulfill ambitions one thousand times greater than those at which you presently dream, and you shall fulfill them, Bobby. You shall. You are the living duplicate of the greatest man in history.
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Dr. Josef Mengele: Are you, my SD Chief of Security, telling me that a project twenty years and millions of dollars in the making will be dropped because of this insignificant impotent old Jew?
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Photos from cast
Jeremy Black
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