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

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The system 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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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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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

After the fight in the alley (3 against Kaminski), the police car pulls up and screeches to a halt. After the conversation with the police officer, the police car is sitting at a different angle, with both headlights visible instead of the driver's side one blocked by the cardboard boxes in the alley. See more »

Quotes

Mark Kaminsky: What do you think I look like, Dirty Harry?
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Justin Timberlake/Lady Gaga (2011) See more »

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Kaminski Stomps
Written by Claude Gaudette, Tom Bähler, Chris Boardman, Albhy Galuten
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Great Film for What It Is
19 August 2002 | by (Columbus, Ohio) – See all my reviews

This is a great film for what it purports to be. It's an action picture, but it also has curious storyline that keeps one interested in Joey P. Brenner's travails, and it's not all that predictable until the very end. Moreover, it does have a human element at times (plus we see a still-massive Arnold sporting a wife-beater). Granted, Arnold doesn't have much depth of dialogue, but it's not Shakespeare. I don't understand why everyone else dislikes "Raw Deal" to such an intense degree, as one must first understand where it is coming from. It is a fun film, one of the few Schwarzenegger films that is a must-have on dvd.


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