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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.

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Cast

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Monique
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Luigi Patrovita
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Paulo Rocca
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Baker
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Harry Shannon
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Marvin Baxter
Mordecai Lawner ...
Marcellino
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Martin Lamanski
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Amy Kaminsky
Louise Robey ...
Lamanski's Girl (as Robey)
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Dangerous Man
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Killer #1 (as George Wilbur)
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Killer #2
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Storyline

Mark Kaminski is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Luigi Patrovita, enlists Kaminski in a personal vendetta with a promise of reinstatement into the FBI if Patrovita is taken down. To accomplish this, Kaminski must go undercover and join Patrovita's gang. Written by Dave Gan <longbow@bigfoot.com>

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

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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6 June 1986 (USA)  »

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Triple Identity  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,438,978 (USA) (8 June 1986)

Gross:

$16,209,459 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There are similarities between this movie and Arnold Schwarzenegger's other films The Terminator (1984) and Commando (1985). Arnold's character says "I'll be back." and gets ready his arsenal of weapons ready for war in all three movies. Robert Davi's character wears the gargoyles sunglasses like Arnold in Terminator. 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

Luigi Patrovita: How many got busted?
Paulo Rocca: Eight. Nobody pulled the trigger, they'll all make bail.
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Connections

Spoofed in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

I've seen that face before (Libertango)
Written by Astor Piazzolla, Barry Reynolds, Dennis Wilkey
Performed by Grace Jones
Courtesy of Island Records
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"Raw" as in "undercooked"
6 August 2012 | by (Victoria, BC) – See 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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