|Directed by||Peter Zinner|
|Written by||Robert Katz (screenplay) Rod Serling (adaptation)|
|Based on||The Salamander|
by Morris West
|Produced by||Erwin C. Dietrich|
|Music by||Jerry Goldsmith|
|Distributed by||ITC Entertainment|
The Salamander is a 1981 thriller film directed by Peter Zinner, at his directorial debut. The film is based on a 1973 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.