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6 June 1986 (USA) See more »
The government gave him a raw deal. Nobody gives him a raw deal. See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Mark Kaminsky / Joseph P. Brenner

Kathryn Harrold ... Monique

Sam Wanamaker ... Luigi Patrovita

Paul Shenar ... Paulo Rocca

Robert Davi ... Max Keller

Ed Lauter ... Baker

Darren McGavin ... Harry Shannon

Joe Regalbuto ... Marvin Baxter
Mordecai Lawner ... Marcellino

Steven Hill ... Martin Lamanski

Blanche Baker ... Amy Kaminsky
Louise Robey ... Lamanski's Girl (as Robey)

Victor Argo ... Dangerous Man
George P. Wilbur ... Killer #1 (as George Wilbur)

Denver Mattson ... Killer #2
John Malloy ... Trager

Lorenzo Clemons ... Washington 2nd Sergeant
Dick Durock ... Dingo

Frank Ferrara ... Spike

Thomas Rosales Jr. ... Jesus (as Thomas Rosales)
Jack Hallett ... Carson

Leon Rippy ... Man in Tux
Jay Butler ... Rice
Norman Max Maxwell ... Fake State Trooper (as Norman Maxwell)
Tony DiBenedetto ... Rudy (as Tony Di Benedetto)
Tom Hull ... Metzger
Mary Cannon ... Saleswoman (as Mary Canon)

Gary Houston ... Patrovita Thug
Greg Noonan ... Patrovita Thug (as Gregory Noonan)
Steve Holt ... Blair Shannon
Cedric Guthrie ... Agent with Shannon
Gary Olsen ... Lamanski's Driver
Brooks Gardner ... Elevator Operator
Pat Miller ... Kinks Cashier
Jery Hewitt ... Stickman
James Eric ... Byron
Ralph Foody ... Captain
Howard Elfman ... Bomb Squad officer

John Hateley ... Trooper (Double) (as John Hately)

Joel Kramer ... Brenner (Double)

Jeff Ramsey ... Bodyguard #1
Bill McIntosh ... Bodyguard #2
Ted Grossman ... Bodyguard #3
Kent Hays ... Drunken Player
Greg Walker ... Rudy (Double)
Clifford Happy ... Tony's Bodyguard (as Cliff Happy)

Michael Adams ... Patrovita's Bodyguard (as Mike Adams)
Dean Smith ... Patrovita's Double
Alex Ross ... Stationwagon Driver

Socorro Santiago ... Nurse at Center
Richard McGough ... Baker's Partner
Sharon Rice ... Jogger
R. Pickett Bugg ... Lookout Gangster
John Clark ... Newscaster
Scott Blount ... Performer
Phil Adams ... FBI Agent
Chuck Hart ... FBI Agent

Larry Holt ... FBI Agent
Ken Sprunt ... FBI Agent
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Peter Kent ... Thug shot dead onto garbage cans at rock quarry (uncredited)
Robert J. Maxwell ... Gambler (uncredited)
Robert Minkoff ... Bit (uncredited)
Brian Parry ... Teacher protecting students from car chase (uncredited)
Dimitrius Pulido ... Body Guard (uncredited)

Sven-Ole Thorsen ... Patrovita's Bearded Bodyguard (uncredited)
Kim Weeks ... Waitress (uncredited)

Directed by
John Irvin 
Writing credits
Luciano Vincenzoni (story) and
Sergio Donati (story)

Gary DeVore (screenplay) and
Norman Wexler (screenplay)

Produced by
Martha De Laurentiis .... producer (as Martha Schumacher)
Original Music by
Chris Boardman 
Tom Bähler  (as Tom Bahler)
Albhy Galuten 
Cinematography by
Alex Thomson 
Film Editing by
Anne V. Coates 
Casting by
Mary Colquhoun 
Production Design by
Giorgio Postiglione 
Art Direction by
Maher Ahmad 
Set Decoration by
Hilton Rosemarin 
Costume Design by
Clifford Capone 
Makeup Department
Dean Gates .... special makeup effects supervisor
Barbara Page .... makeup supervisor
Aldo Signoretti .... hair stylist
Jamie Sue Weiss .... hair stylist: Chicago
Jamie Sue Weiss .... makeup artist: Chicago
Jeff Goodwin .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Fred C. Caruso .... production manager (as Fred Caruso)
Laura Fattori .... unit manager
Michael W. Stroud .... production supervisor
Lucio Trentini .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Henry Bronchtein .... first assistant director
Bruce Moriarty .... second assistant director
Glenn Randall Jr. .... second unit director (as Glenn H. Randall Jr.)
Art Department
John Alvin .... poster artist
Tom Cranham .... visual consultant
Keith Darwin .... scenic
Jerry Hall .... assistant art director
Todd B. Lawson .... propmaker
Jeffrey Schlatter .... construction coordinator
Rod Schumacher .... assistant art director
Timothy W. Tiedje .... assistant property master
Mark S. Turner .... stand-by painter
David Brace .... set dresser (uncredited)
Brian Kontz .... plasterer (uncredited)
Harley Whitehurst .... painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... sound re-recordist
Tom Bellfort .... sound editor
John Benson .... sound editor
Ann Ducommun .... assistant sound editor
Doug Hemphill .... sound effects recordist
David Hildyard .... sound mixer
Chris Jenkins .... sound re-recordist
Carl Lewis .... adr supervisor (as Cari Lewis)
Martin Maryska .... sound editor
Susan Mazzei .... assistant sound editor
Gilberto Costa Nunes .... assistant sound editor (as Giberto Costa Nunes)
Greg Orloff .... foley mixer
David Pearson .... boom operator
Jerry Ross .... supervising sound editor
Craig Smith .... foley editor
Dale Strumpell .... sound re-recordist
Paul C. Warschilka .... assistant sound editor (as Paul Warschilka)
Marian Wilde .... assistant sound editor
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Tony Borella .... special effects team
Casey Cavanaugh .... special effects team
Joe Digaetano .... special effects team
Joe Lombardi .... special effects supervisor
Steve Lombardi .... special effects team
Joseph P. Mercurio .... special effects team (as Joe Mercurio)
Larry Reid .... special effects team
Vince Deadrick Sr. .... stunts
Nick Dimitri .... stunts
Eddie J. Fernandez .... stunt double
James Fierro .... stunts
George Fisher .... stunts
Ralph Garrett .... stunts
Robin Grathwol .... stunts
Bill Hart .... stunts
Gene Hartline .... stunts
John Hateley .... stunt double: Trooper
Loren Janes .... stunts
Mike Johnson .... stunts
Peter Kent .... stunt double: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Peter Kent .... stunts
Joel Kramer .... stunt double: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Steven Lambert .... stunts
Rick Le Fevour .... stunts
Stacy Logan .... stunts
Phil Neilson .... stunts
David Perna .... stunts
Randy Popplewell .... stunts
Glenn Randall Jr. .... stunt coordinator
Dean Smith .... stunt double: Sam Wanamaker
Peter Stader .... stunts
Jerry Summers .... stunts
Sven-Ole Thorsen .... stunts
Greg Walker .... stunt double: Tony DiBenedetto
Webster Whinery .... stunts
Rich Wilkie .... stunts
Jerry Wills .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Kenneth Atherfold .... key grip (as Ken Atherfold)
Colin Corby .... camera operator
Joe D'Alessandro .... grip
Dan Kneece .... Steadicam operator
Roy Larner .... gaffer
Roger McDonald .... focus puller
John Robert Miller .... key grip: Chicago (as John Miller)
Daniele Nannuzzi .... director of photography: second unit
Anthony Stephens .... grip
William Stuebe .... gaffer: Chicago
Chyna Thomson .... camera operator: "a" camera
Chyna Thomson .... second assistant camera
Kika Ungaro .... assistant camera (as Chicca Ungaro)
Steve Venetis .... electrician
Jürgen Vollmer .... still photographer (as Jurgen Vollmer)
Casting Department
Craig Fincannon .... additional casting
Mark Fincannon .... additional casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jayme Bednarczyk .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Christopher Cibelli .... first assistant editor
David Mann .... assistant editor
Vanessa Procopio .... second assistant editor
Music Department
Tom Bähler .... executive music producer (as Tom Bahler)
Herman Edel .... music coordinator
Jerry Hey .... composer: additional music
Randy Kerber .... composer: additional music
Steve Lukather .... composer: additional music
Joel Rosenbaum .... composer: additional music
Allen Sides .... music scoring engineer
Tom Villano .... supervising music editor
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Edwin Bowden Jr. .... production driver
Lee Siler .... transportation
Other crew
Yvonne Axeworthy .... script supervisor (as Yvonne Axworthy)
Edward Bowen .... assistant location manager
John B. Griffin .... location manager
Angela Heald .... production coordinator
Don Herion .... technical advisor (as Sgt. Don Herion)
Michael Klastorin .... unit publicist
Robin Matthews .... assistant: Mr. Irvin
Heather McIntosh .... production accountant
Valerie E. Norman .... script supervisor: second unit
Noel Tomlinson .... production assistant
Durk Tyndall .... millman

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106 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Brazil:14 (DVD rating) | Finland:K-18 | France:-12 | Iceland:16 | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:16 | Netherlands:12 (TV rating) | New Zealand:R | Norway:15 (TV rating) | Norway:16 (cut theatrical version) | Norway:18 (video rating) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:16 (nf)

Did You Know?

Originally intended to be called "Let's Make A Deal."See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: The cassette Kaminsky inserts into the tape player before the Gravel Pit gun battle is The Crusaders' "Street Life"; the music played is the Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction".See more »
Mark Kaminsky:He molested, murdered and mutilated her.See more »
One Way RiderSee more »


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12 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Raw Deal? Don't mess with Schwarzenegger..!!, 25 October 2005
Author: smiley-32 from Luton, England

I got this on video.. Looks like it's totally uncut. But Schwarzenegger is at his best, since playing The Terminator.. In this film, he's brought down to earth as this former FBI agent turned Sheriff in a small North Carolina town..

When an old friend's son of his get shot.. Schwarzenegger's character Kaminski decides to take the job in revenge of his friend's son. This leads him into the underworld of the crime bosses who are at each other's throat. On one side, you got Luigi Patrovita played by the late Sam Wanamaker.. On the other, you've got Laminski played by Steven Hill..

Paul Shenar looked great as Paulo Rocca.. Man! I suppose anyone didn't want to mess with this guy..!

As the film goes on, tension remains that Kaminski is determined to bring down Patrovita.. whatever the cost!

The music score in this film sounded OK! John Irvin's direction really kind of hooked me from the moment the film started, right way round to it finished..

Darren McGavin gave a good performance as Harry Shannon.. Although his character wanted to do what was best for his son.. Give 'em hell! or according to Kaminski.. 'Do what an old friend told me to do.. knock 'em dead!'

Robert Davi.. The cool, sophisticated, suave looking heavy Max Keller.. He played this character very well. It seems that when you see Robert Davi in character.. He plays one of those mean tough looking characters that you don't want to mess with..

All-in-all, the film lives up to its title.. Schwarzenegger certainly did his job by taking down the bad guys, no matter what!

Finally, I forgot to mention Kathryn Harrold.. She looks stunning in the film! Shame Kaminski couldn't go any further..

A good action film.. 8 out of 10!

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He molested, murdered and mutilated her! Gaodhal
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