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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

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 »

Goofs

After the fight in the alley (3 against Kaminski), the police car pulls up and screeches to a halt. After the conversation with the police officer, the police car is sitting at a different angle, with both headlights visible instead of the driver's side one blocked by the cardboard boxes in the alley. See more »

Quotes

Mark Kaminsky: Magic? Or magnet?
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Connections

Referenced in The Dark Side (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
Courtesy of Decca Records
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Raw Deal? Don't mess with Schwarzenegger..!!
25 October 2005 | by smiley-32See all my reviews

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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