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Raw Deal (1986)


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A former FBI agent is recruited to root out the gangsters who killed a fellow agent's son in this Arnold Schwarzenegger action film. After being booted out of the bureau for excessive violence, Kaminski (Schwarzenegger) lives in small-town exile with his bitter wife, Amy (Blanche Baker). He gets the chance to return to the big city, however, when Chicago mobsters murder the son of his old colleague Shannon (Darren McGavin), as well as scads of prosecution witnesses against them in an impending


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Gary M. Devore, Norman Wexler

Oct 13, 1998

HBO Video

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All Critics (16) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (9) | DVD (8)

"You should not drink and bake" -- or take this one very seriously

September 29, 2005
Kalamazoo Gazette

Must-see if only for the moment when Arnold tries to say "Molested, murdered, and mutilated"

September 16, 2004
New Times

So bad it's painful. If there wasn't a "Terminator," there would be no "Ahnuld."

April 30, 2003 | Comment (1)
Juicy Cerebellum

Typical Ah-nold shoot 'em up.

February 18, 2003 | Comment (1)
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Audience Reviews for Raw Deal

Has a good enough time making fun of itself until things get flatly absurd... That's when Arnold takes his sweet montage-time securing a cache of weapons in a suitcase with all the right velcro straps, and then kills everyone with unflappable machine gun skills, shooting one-handed from a convertible. (Every mob guy is slower on the draw than a Quaker.) At the end, Arnold plays Bogart to Kathryn Harrold's ex-moll elegance. At the start, Irwin films a great jeep-vs-cycle chase and primes us to be scared of Victor Argo -- but I can't even remember how he left the plot. Plot? Who cares? This movie is supposed to be about action, humor and romance... In case you're wondering, Arnold stays faithful to his Darren McGavin.
July 10, 2010

Super Reviewer

This really is a horribly made movie, it probably has some of the biggest technical issue of a major motion picture. That being said, it's just a lot of fun and classic Arnold. He has so many great moments and testosterone fueled actions, proving that he one of the greatest action stars to ever live. The storyline is overdone so much and made so honest, but you can't help liking it on at least a sarcastic level.
May 16, 2010

Super Reviewer

One of Arnies weaker films I think, still cool and always good action scenes but just not that many. The whole thing just survives purely because Arnie is in it.
May 22, 2009

Super Reviewer

One of Arnie's worst films in my opinion, not very good at all.
September 6, 2008

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    1. Kaminski: They had trouble explaining to me what it was they wanted.
    – Submitted by George P (9 months ago)
    1. Kaminski: I'm the pain in Lamanski´s ass.
    – Submitted by George C (23 months ago)
    1. Monique: Losing improves your character.
    2. Kaminski: Winning improves your wardrobe.
    – Submitted by Danny S (2 years ago)
    1. Kaminski: Magic? Or magnet!
    – Submitted by Danny S (2 years ago)
    1. Kaminski: You should not drink and bake!
    – Submitted by Danny S (2 years ago)
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