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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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Cast

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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 | sheriff | small town | violence | See more »

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

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 June 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Raw Deal  »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$16,209,459 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During production and filming the movie was to be called "Triple Identity" - a reference to the fact that the Schwarzenegger character goes from being an FBI Agent (1), to a local cop (2) and then to undercover operative (3). Several scripts exist for the film with the title on the front page. "Raw Deal" was chosen to make the film sound more like a regular action movie. See more »

Goofs

The glass door of the clothes shop shatters before the guy actually hits it. See more »

Quotes

Mark Kaminsky: You should not drink and bake!
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Connections

References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

One Way Rider
Written by Rodney Crowell
Performed by Ricky Skaggs
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6/10
21 May 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I own this movie. Well, I own most of Arnold's movies. But I've only watched this one 3 or 4 times over the last decade. It's not a great movie although I think I enjoy it a little bit more with each viewing. The flick does have its moments. I like the interplay between Max and Brenner. And Arnold plays a very cool Mafia-like guy. The ending -- if you could even call it that -- is terrible. Did the script say, "Insert ending here"? Nevertheless, I liked the action even if it was corny at times. And the style of the movie grows on you with each viewing. I give it a 6/10 for been slightly more enjoyable than average.


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