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The Salamander (1981)

R | | Thriller | 23 May 1983 (USA)
An Italian policeman investigates a series of murders involving people in prominent positions. Left behind at each murder scene is a drawing of a salamander. The policeman begins to suspect... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Zinner

Writers:

Robert Katz (screenplay), Rod Serling (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Renzo Palmer ... Carabinieri Major Giorgione
Anita Strindberg ... Princess Faubiani
Marino Masé ... Captain Rigoli
Jacques Herlin ... Woodpecker
Fortunato Arena Fortunato Arena ... General Pantaleone
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An Italian policeman investigates a series of murders involving people in prominent positions. Left behind at each murder scene is a drawing of a salamander. The policeman begins to suspect these murders are linked to a plot to seize control of the government. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Thriller

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Country:

USA | Italy | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La salamandra See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Peter Zinner won an Oscar for his editing on The Deer Hunter (1978). See more »

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Referenced in O aftakias (1982) See more »

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good intentions
18 January 2013 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

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 movie.is it enough ? may be. in a little measure.


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