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Robert Katz (screenplay)
Rod Serling (adaptation)
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Release Date:
23 May 1983 (USA) See more »
An Italian policeman investigates a series of murders involving people in prominent positions. Left... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Franco Nero ... Carabinieri Colonel Dante Matucci

Anthony Quinn ... Bruno Manzini

Martin Balsam ... Captain Steffanelli

Sybil Danning ... Lili Anders

Christopher Lee ... Prince Baldasar, the Director of Counterintelligence

Cleavon Little ... Major Carl Malinowski, USMC

Paul L. Smith ... The Surgeon (as Paul Smith)
John Steiner ... Captain Roditi

Claudia Cardinale ... Elena Leporello

Eli Wallach ... General Leporello
Renzo Palmer ... Carabinieri Major Giorgione
Anita Strindberg ... Princess Faubiani
Marino Masé ... Captain Rigoli
Jacques Herlin ... Woodpecker
Fortunato Arena ... General Pantaleone
John Stacy ... Concierge
Andrea Esterhazy ... Minister of Defence
Massimo Ciprari ... Assassin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Larry Dolgin ... Captain Roditi (voice)
Tony Brandt ... Gianni Bandanelli, Pantaleone's øawyer (uncredited)
Attilio Dottesio ... Party Guest at Manzini's (uncredited)
Tom Felleghy ... Man at Pantaleone's Burial (uncredited)
Alfonso Giganti ... Man at Pantaleone's funeral (uncredited)
Margherita Horowitz ... Wife of Minister of Defence (uncredited)
Gitte Lee ... Princess Baldasar (uncredited)
Nello Pazzafini ... Manzini's Bodyguard (uncredited)
Amedeo Salamon ... Banquet guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Zinner 
Writing credits
Robert Katz (screenplay)

Rod Serling (adaptation)

Morris L. West (novel)

Produced by
Erwin C. Dietrich .... producer
William R. Forman .... executive producer
Paul Maslansky .... producer
Renzo Rossellini .... co-producer
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
Cinematography by
Marcello Gatti 
Film Editing by
Claudio M. Cutry  (as Claudio Cutry)
Katina Zinner (co-editor)
Art Direction by
Giantito Burchiellaro 
Costume Design by
Fabrizio Caracciolo 
Production Management
Joe Pollini .... production manager (as Giuseppe Pollini)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Brandt .... assistant director
Art Department
Fernando Valento .... construction manager
Sound Department
Tonino Testa .... sound
Angelo Ragusa .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Stefano Marino .... electrician
Editorial Department
Patrizia Ceresani .... assistant editor
Other crew
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer

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103 min
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This was filmed during the actors strike of 1980.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in O aftakias (1982)See more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
good intentions, 18 January 2013
Author: Armand from Romania

it was one of favorite films of my childhood. today, it is only a promise. large, noble, interesting but prisoner of good intentions. the impressive torture scene, Franco Nero as Prince Charming, presence of Claudia Cardinale are little sparkles of a work without axis. sure, a thriller not must be a masterpiece but in this case it is a lost seed of fantastic tree. because story is fragile and almost boring. because central impression is to be at a great lunch without forks and knifes. and the script may be only improvisation . sure, it may be a cruel verdict. but after years, only gloomy memories about a nice film saves this it enough ? may be. in a little measure.

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