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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.

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 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 Kaminski, is now reduced to a small-town Sheriff. However, when Chief Harry Shannon, an old friend from the bureau whose son Blair Shannon 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 organization 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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,209,459
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

None of the hit men from the opening scene ever appear again in the film. See more »

Goofs

When the team sent in to rob the police station of seized narcotics detonates a charge to break a safe, the sound can be heard at street level. Considering that the vault is below street level and ensconced within a concrete basement, it should not be audible at street level. See more »

Quotes

Chief Harry Shannon: [4:40] I want a list of everybody in witness protection who knew we were watching Marchelino, and anybody else who could have known, from the district attorney to the commissioner. They're dead, Mike. Whoever set this up. Whatever it takes, they're dead.
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Referenced in New Jack City (1991) See more »

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Trapped
Written by Colonel Abrams and Marston Freeman
Performed by Colonel Abrams
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Ingedients:Full of Nutritious Arnie one liners. (no artificial acting)
18 April 2005 | by matthew-lambSee all my reviews

Raw Deal was in the classic Arnie era, the era of one line classics and bad acting. How quality is this film, its just non-stop from start to finish. You've got the classic good guy joins the mobsters gang in order to bring them down - Arnie sports a classic lumberjack shirt in this film as he plays a small town sheriff (check out the car chase at the beginning). He rolls of classic line after classic line, there is one instance where him and his wife have a argument - she throws are cake at him after she has had a few drinks, he says

"You shouldn't drink...and bake"

how cool is that

this looks surprisingly low budget for Arnie, but you have to watch it for its comedy value


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