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Raw Deal (1986)

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.

Director:

John Irvin

Writers:

Luciano Vincenzoni (story), Sergio Donati (story) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Mordecai Lawner ... Marcellino
Steven Hill ... Martin Lamanski
Blanche Baker ... Amy Kaminsky
Louise Robey Louise Robey ... Lamanski's Girl (as Robey)
Victor Argo ... Dangerous Man
George P. Wilbur ... Killer #1 (as George Wilbur)
Denver Mattson ... Killer #2
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Storyline

Dishonoured and forcibly retired from the FBI on grounds of excessive brutality, the former agent Mark Kaminsky, is now reduced to a small-town Sheriff. However, when Chief Harry Shannon, an old friend from the bureau whose son was murdered by the mob, turns to Mark for help, the tough Sheriff who is always ready for action, will see this offer as a chance to his reinstatement. In this deadly and unofficial assignment, Mark has to infiltrate Luigi Patrovita's powerful mob family to tear it apart, while forcing his way through the crime organisation as the mysterious Joseph P. Brenner. Now, he has to stay away from the law without blowing his cover, but is it wise to give Mark a raw deal? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines:

Nobody gives him a Raw Deal. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Netherlands

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Triple Identity See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,438,978, 8 June 1986

Gross USA:

$16,209,459
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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. See more »

Goofs

When Mark Kaminsky goes to the Industrial Site to stage his death, the driver's side window is closed and once he uses the bolt cutters to open the gate to drive through, the window is now open. Once he has parked the car next to the fuel line the window is again closed. See more »

Quotes

Martin Lamanski: It's costing us a lot of money to get together like this... because now my time is worth as much as yours.
Paulo Rocca: Worth more.
Martin Lamanski: Hmm?
Paulo Rocca: You got less of it.
Luigi Patrovita: I gave you the courtesy of this talk... because you worked for me a long time. Like I said, close down everything and get out... or one morning you are gonna wake up dead.
Martin Lamanski: Luigi, I got employees, obligations... There's plenty for both of us.
Luigi Patrovita: There's no "both of us." There's just me. You got 2 days.
Martin Lamanski: And then what? Back to work for you?
Luigi Patrovita: You don't work ...
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Connections

Referenced in Colors (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

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 weezer76See 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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