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Raw Deal (1986) Poster

(1986)

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Arnold Schwarzenegger only agreed to star in this picture after much haggling in exchange of dissolving the multi-picture agreement with Dino De Laurentiis. He had one picture left with the producer and was actually much interested in doing Total Recall (1990), but De Laurentiis objected, feeling that he was not suitable for the lead role of Quaid. Instead, Patrick Swayze was already cast before the bankruptcy.
According to Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dino De Laurentiis decided to produce this film because he needed quick cash for his long gestating project Total Recall (1990). At that time, he owned the rights to the film. Despite that, the failure of the film to make adequate money (only $16 million) would eventually result in De Laurentiis' bankruptcy and Recall's sale of rights to Carolco.
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".
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The weapon that Kaminsky uses in the final shootout of the movie (and which he brandishes on the poster) is a Heckler & Koch HK-94 carbine, a semi-automatic civilian version of the MP5 submachine gun.
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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.
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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.
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Originally intended to be called "Let's Make A Deal."
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Joey Brenner's social security number reads: 567-34-5787. 567 is a prefix for California, which means the card was issued there. His passport id shows H1032642.
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Sven-Ole ThorsenArnold Schwarzenegger's friend and frequent collaborator appears as a bodyguard towards the end of the film.
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