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.
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. Starring are Franco Nero, Anthony Quinn, Claudia Cardinale, Martin Balsam, Sybil Danning, Christopher Lee, John Steiner, and Eli Wallach.
The Salamander (1983)
Directed by: Peter Zinner
Starring: Franco Nero, Anthony Quinn, Claudia Cardinale, Martin Balsam, Sybil Danning, Christopher Lee, John Steiner, Eli Wallach
Screenplay by: Robert Katz
Cinematography by: Marcello Gatti
Film Editing by: Claudio M. Cutry, Katina Zinner
Costume Design by: Fabrizio Caracciolo
Art Direction by: Giantito Burchiellaro
Music by: Jerry Goldsmith
Distributed by: ITC Entertainment
Release Date: May 23, 1983