|How to Kill a Judge|
|Directed by||Damiano Damiani|
|Produced by||Mario Cecchi Gori|
|Written by||Damiano Damiani |
Fulvio Gicca Palli
|Music by||Riz Ortolani|
|Edited by||Antonio Siciliano|
How to Kill a Judge (Italian: Perché si uccide un magistrato), also known as The Murder of a Magistrate and Why Does One Kill a Magistrate?, is a 1974 Italian crime-thriller film directed by Damiano Damiani. It is the final chapter in the Damiani's trilogy about mafia, after The Day of the Owl and Confessions of a Police Captain.
Giacomo Solaris is a film-maker whose latest released feature film is a crime thriller about a judge who gets too friendly with the Mafia and is murdered. A resentful Sicilian magistrate orders the film seized, but then the judge winds up dead, in a fashion just like that in Solaris's movie. Solaris realizes that corrupt political forces are pulling strings and attempting to cover up murders of his friends who begin to die in grisly ways. Will he learn the truth about the murder of the judge in time?
The film was dubbed into English with voice actors based within Italy, with Franco being the sole actor to reprise his role and dub himself over in English.
|Character||Original actor||English voice actor|
|Giacomo Solaris||Franco Nero|
|Giudice De Tonarre||Pierluigi Aprà||Frank von Kuegelgen|
|Sen. Derrasi||Giancarlo Badessi||Gene Luotto|
|Lawyer Meloria||Luciano Catenacci||Michael Forest|
|Dr. Valgardeni||Giorgio Cerioni||Edmund Purdom|
|Sicilia Notte Editor||Mico Cundari||Gene Luotto|
|Attorney Alberto Traini-Luis||Marco Guglielmi||Anthony La Penna|
|Toruzzo||Salvatore Moscardini||Nick Alexander|
|Vincenzo Terrasini||Renzo Palmer||Robert Sommer|
|Ugo Selimi||Elio Zamuto||Ted Rusoff|
|Commissioner Zamagna||Gianni Zavota||Edward Mannix|
|Carmelo Bellolampo||Vincenzo Norvese||Gene Luotto|
|Vezzi||Elio Di Vincenzo|
Additional English Dub Voices
- Antonio Bruschini, Antonio Tentori. Città violente: il cinema poliziesco italiano. Tarab, 1998.
- "'How to Kill a Judge' thrills with cerebral, intricate plot Italian mystery has social bent". Washington Times. March 2, 2006. Retrieved 8 February 2012.