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Raw Deal (1986)

 -  Action | Crime | Thriller  -  6 June 1986 (USA)
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A former FBI agent turned small town sheriff agrees to help the FBI chief infiltrate the Chicago mafia when the FBI chief's son is killed by the Chicago Mafia.

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Monique
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Luigi Patrovita
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Paulo Rocca
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Baker
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Harry Shannon
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Marvin Baxter
Mordecai Lawner ...
Marcellino
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Martin Lamanski
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Amy Kaminsky
Louise Robey ...
Lamanski's Girl (as Robey)
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Dangerous Man
George P. Wilbur ...
Killer #1 (as George Wilbur)
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Killer #2
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Storyline

Mark Kaminsky is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Patrovina, enlists Kaminsky in a personal vendetta with a promise of reinstatement into the FBI if Patrovina is taken down. To accomplish this, Kaminsky must go undercover and join Patrovina's gang. Written by Dave Gan <longbow@bigfoot.com>

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Plot Keywords:

fbi | mafia | small town | sheriff | mobster | See more »

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The government gave him a raw deal. Nobody gives him a raw deal. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 June 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Triple Identity  »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$16,209,459 (USA)
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In an interview to promote the film, Arnold Schwarzenegger said this was the first film where he got to wear an elaborate and modern wardrobe. He said that before this, his wardrobe budget for a film was about "10 dollars". See more »

Goofs

In the fist fight in the womens dress store Mark punches someone who can clearly be seen wearing a plaster on his head, next time the camera is on him it has come off and then re-appears when he is on the floor. See more »

Quotes

Mark Kaminsky: This must be when they mean by poetic justice.
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Connections

Referenced in The Dark Side (1987) See more »

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(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
Courtesy of Decca Records
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What do you think I look like, Dirty Harry?
7 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have been soaking up a lot of vicarious aggression lately with Van Damme, Stallone, and Ahnuld. I bet a lot of Arnie's fans have missed this little gem. No, we don't look for quality here, but Schwarzenegger does a credible job of acting and he keeps throwing out these funny lines that keep you in stitches.

Nothing original here - failed FBI agent, now small town Sheriff (think Bruce Willis in Hostage or Striking Distance, Tom Selleck as Jesse Stone, or many others who are out in the cold because of their screw-ups or someone's evil deed - called to infiltrate the mob and bring them down.

You know Arnie's going to get the job done with muscle and firepower. He even manages a little romance - damn little - with Kathryn Harrold.

Paybacks are hell!


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