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Boys From Brazil, The

“More plausible now than it was in the late seventies,” reckons the Radio Times, barometer of international technological advancement. Gregory Peck, Sir Larry, James Mason, Denholm Elliott, Prunella Scales, Michael ‘Brideshead’ Gough, Linda ‘Shillingbury Tales’ Hayden and, yes, Steve Guttenberg feature. Now, here’s a thing. In Martin Scorcese’s Casino, when the FBI burst in on Artie Spiletto and blow the whole caper, the banquet scene from this movie is playing rather noticeably in the foreground on a telly. What do we suppose that is supposed to symbolise, then?



  1. George White

    October 7, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Good film, the perfect example of 1970s co-production, even though everywhere looks cold, even Portugal, Spain’s slightly crappier sibling doubling as Uruguay’s sibling Paraguay. It could ALMOST BE Solihull. And te London-set bit feels like Pete Walker or Norman Warren directed it, Gough, Hayden, London, suburbia, PrunellaScales screaming, gruesome death of Hayden, necktie murder hung on a ceiling-mounted fan…

  2. Glenn Aylett

    November 16, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Richard Marner, the actor who played Colonel von Strohm, has a brief appearance where he is mown down by a BMW while pissing against a wall. Something to do with him being in his sixties and being the same age as Hitler’s father when he died.

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