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The Salamander (1981)

Not Rated | | 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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Storyline

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

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

UK | Italy

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Anthony Quinn and Sir Christopher Lee appeared in numerous movies together. See more »

Connections

Referenced in O aftakias (1982) See more »

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a film of childhood
16 July 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

one of films of my childhood. maybe, the most fascinating, because all was new, strange, bizarre, cruel out of words and... confuse. after decades, the perspective was different. but not profound different. because , after its end, the questions are about a bizarre,silly ,full of clichés, superficial, confuse film, guided by good intentions, with an impressive cast, a not so bad story , excellent premises but who remains only one of commercial films from the many others , predictable, with few good scenes, but nothing more. and this seems be its only sin.


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