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Raw Deal -- Dismissed some time ago from the FBI, Mark Kaminsky is contacted by his old boss, Shannon, whose son has been murdered. Determined to find the assassin, Shannon needs Kaminsky's help and offers to re-instate him if he is successful. Kaminsky assumes a new identity and moves to Chicago where he ingratiates himself with the underworld. To be successful, it is vital he is accepted by the gangsters.


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Release Date:
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 them. 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)
Dino De Laurentiis .... executive producer (uncredited)
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
Tim Pope .... on set dresser
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
Jim Bridges .... sound transfer
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
Art Newkirk .... 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
David W. Strong .... lighting technician
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
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?

A sign at the entrance of the oil refinery that Mark Kaminsky (Arnold Schwarzenegger) blows up at the beginning of the film reads "Irvin Oil Processing Company." The film was directed by John Irvin.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Mark Kaminsky:Max, if you're the best there is, the wheel would never have been invented.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Final Cut (1989)See more »
One Way RiderSee more »


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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
What do you think I look like, Dirty Harry?, 7 July 2008
Author: lastliberal from United States

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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