The Salamander (1981 film)
|Directed by||Peter Zinner|
|Music by||Jerry Goldsmith|
|Distributed by||ITC Entertainment|
The Salamander (also known as Morris West's The Salamander) is a 1981 thriller film directed by Peter Zinner, at his directorial debut. The film is based on a novel with the same name by Morris West.
Policeman Dante Matucci investigates a series of murders involving people in prominent positions. Left behind at each murder scene is a drawing of a salamander. As the body count grows he sees a pattern that might point to a conspiracy to take over the Italian government.
- 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
- 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
- Gitte Lee: Princess Baldasar
- Nello Pazzafini: Manzini's Bodyguard
- The Salamander company credits at The New York Times
- Bart Mills (November 2, 1980). "AN EDITOR GETS A SHOT AT DIRECTING". Los Angeles Times.
- Vincent Canby (June 5, 1983). "Movie Review 'THE SALAMANDER'". New York Times. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
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