Raw Deal (1986)




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This action film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as Kaminksi, a former FBI agent called back to duty on a special assignment. Kaminski was discharged because of his violent tactics, but when an FBI agent's son is killed by Chicago mobsters, it is decided that Kaminski is the only one who can clean out the Windy City's gangland subculture. The undercover ex-agent infiltrates a gang that's killing off anyone who is a potential witness against them in an upcoming trial. With his work cut out for him, Kaminski knocks off his adversaries in spectacular battles that make him a one-man battalion.
R (adult situations/language, violence)
Action & Adventure
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Arnold Schwarzenegger
as Mark Kaminsky aka Joseph P. Brenner
Sam Wanamaker
as Luigi Patrovita
Paul Shenar
as Paulo Rocca
Ed Lauter
as Baker
Darren McGavin
as Shannon
Joe Regalbuto
as Baxter
Mordecai Lawner
as Marcellino
Steven Hill
as Lamanski
Blanche Baker
as Amy Kaminski
as Lamanski's Girl
Victor Argo
as Dangerous Man
John Hateley
as Trooper Double
Steven Holt
as Blair
John Malloy
as Trager
Lorenzo Clemons
as Sergeant
Dick Durock
as Dingo
Jack Hallett
as Carson
Leon Rippy
as Man in Tux
Jay Butler
as Rice
Norman Max Maxwell
as Fake State Trooper
Tom Hull
as Metzger
Mary Canon
as Saleswoman
Gary Houston
as Patrovita Thug
Greg Noonan
as Patrovita Thug
Steve Holt
as Blair
Cedric Guthrie
as Agent with Shannon
Mary Cannon
as Saleswoman
Gary Olsen
as Lamanski's Driver
Brooks Patterson Gardner
as Elevator Operator
Patrick Miller
as Kinks Cashier
Jery Hewitt
as Stickman
James Eric
as Byron
Ralph Foody
as Captain
Howard Elfman
as Bomb Squad
Jeff Ramsay
as Bodyguard
Bill McIntosh
as Bodyguard
Joel Kramer
as Brenner Double
Ted Grossman
as Bodyguard
Jeff Ramsey
as Bodyguard
Kent Hays
as Drunken Player
Cliff Happy
as Tony's Bodyguard
Michael Adams
as Patrovita's Bodyguard
Dean Smith
as Patrovita's Double
Alex Ross Perry
as Station Wagon Driver
Greg Walker
as Rudy Double
Socorro Santiago
as Nurse at Center
Richard McGough
as Baker's Partner
Sharon Rice
as Jogger
R. Pickett Bugg
as Lookout Gangster
John Clark
as Newscaster
Scott Blount
as Performer
Phil Adams
as FBI Agent
Chuck Hart
as FBI Agent
Larry Holt
as FBI Agent
Ken Sprunt
as FBI Agent
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Critic Reviews for Raw Deal

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (1)

"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 15, 2004

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

April 29, 2003
Juicy Cerebellum

Typical Ah-nold shoot 'em up.

February 18, 2003
Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)

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Full Review… | August 24, 2006
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

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October 8, 2005
Fantastica Daily

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.

Adam Mahler
Adam Mahler

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.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

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.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

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