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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

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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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Christopher lee and Peter Cushing
30 May 2013 | by CHRISTOPHERLEEIDOLSee all my reviews

I enjoy all there horror films etc. in his early films like Sherlock Holmes and the deadly necklace and Dracula 1958 he was a good handsome man when he was younger. and his wife gave birth to a lovely daughter now he is grown up and married,I have bought several

books as well as from his actor friends, When actors done a Dracula documentary on Dracula the impaler i went to that castle in the summer of 1974, the castle was very large and had nice items inside being on top of the mountains it stood very proud, but i couldn't see any other building around there.It felt eerie when i was there my parents and my younger brother heard wolves i do not know where they were and how many live at the mountains, at night the air was cool but during the daytime it was too hot.by the tour operator we had camera's but allowed to use them inside.the salamander was film was good i saw his wife but she said no script in the film.


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