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Raw Deal (1986)

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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 them.

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John Irvin

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Mark Kaminski / 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:

The system gave him a raw deal. Nobody gives him a raw deal. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sven-Ole Thorsen: Arnold Schwarzenegger's friend and frequent collaborator appears as a bodyguard towards the end of the film. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie, Petrovita's car is "heading south on Route 84". Earlier, Kaminski tells Monique to go to the Rock Falls Airport and charter a plane. Route 84 in Illinois runs from Wisconsin to the Quad-Cities. Even assuming he drove all the way to Wisconsin to take that route, it never goes to Rock Falls. See more »

Quotes

Mark Kaminsky: You gave me a Raw Deal.
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Connections

Referenced in Speaking Parts (1989) See more »

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Kaminski Stomps
Written by Claude Gaudette, Tom Bähler, Chris Boardman, Albhy Galuten
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"Raw" as in "undercooked"
6 August 2012 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

I was a teenager when "Raw Deal" first came out, and when it was released on video I remember renting it... and fast-forwarding through big chunks of it. More then twenty years later, I found it on DVD at my local video store, and not remembering anything about it, I decided to give it another chance. Well, I did not fast-forward through it this time... though I was sorely tempted to. It's no wonder that this movie has been mostly forgotten despite the presence of Schwarzenegger. It often has a cheap and tacky look to it, for one thing. Nobody on screen seems to be having that much fun, despite occasional stabs at humor. But the most surprising thing about it is that there is considerably less action than you might think. And the action, when it does come, isn't the least bit exciting. The most interesting thing about this movie is how closely it resembles the generic straight-to-DVD action movies of recent years.


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