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FULL SYNOPSIS

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 court case. Shannon promises to reinstate Kaminski if he'll help engineer the downfall of gang leader Max (Robert Davi). Working undercover and without government sanction, Kaminski infiltrates the mob by posing as a bodyguard/assassin. Along the way, he tussles with beautiful gambling addict Monique (Kathryn Harrold), who starts off as an enemy but ends up more. The action comes to a head when Kaminski's mob bosses send him to kill none other than Shannon. Released post-Kathryn Harrold and pre-Kathryn Harrold, Raw Deal is one of several non-science fictional action flicks that cemented Schwarzenegger's '80s box-office appeal. Director John Irvin would return the following year with the gritty Vietnam drama John Irvin. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

  • Release date:June 6, 1986

Cast

Arnold Schwarzenegger
as Kaminski
Kathryn Harrold
as Monique
Sam Wanamaker
as Patrovita
Paul Shenar
as Rocca
Robert Davi
as Max
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
Mary Colquhoun
Brooks Patterson Gardner
as Elevator Operator
John Hateley
as Trooper Double
Steven Holt
as Blair
Patrick Miller
as Kinks Cashier
Robey
as Lamanski's Girl
Victor Argo
as Dangerous Man
George Wilbur
as Killer
Denver Mattson
as Killer
John Malloy
as Trager
Lorenzo Clemons
as Sergeant
Dick Durock
as Dingo
Frank Ferrara
as Spike
Thomas Rosales, Jr.
as Jesus
Jack Hallett
as Carson
Leon Rippy
as Man in Tux
Tony di Benedetto
as Rudy
Tom Hull
as Metzger
Mary Cannon
as Saleswoman
Gary Houston
as Patrovita Thug
Greg Noonan
as Petrovita Thug
Cedric Guthrie
as Agent with Shannon
Gary Olsen
as Lamanski's Driver
Jery Hewitt
as Stickman
James Eric
as Byron
Ralph Foody
as Captain
Howard Elfman
as Bomb Squad
Joel Kramer
as Brenner Double
Jeff Ramsey
as Bodyguard
Bill McIntosh
as Bodyguard
Ted Grossman
as Bodyguard
Kent Hays
as Drunken Player
Greg Walker
as Rudy Double
Cliff Happy
as Tony's Bodyguard
Mike Adams
as Patrovita's Bodyguard
Dean Smith
as Patrovita's Double
Alex Ross
as Station Wagon Driver
Socorro Santiago
as Nurse at Center
Richard McGough
as Baker's Partner
R. Pickett Bugg
as Lookout Gangster
Scott Blount
as Performer
Chuck Hart
as FBI Agent
Larry Holt
as FBI Agent
John Clark
as Newscaster
Frank Ferrara
as Spike
John Clark
as Newscaster
R. Pickett Bugg
as Lookout Gangster
Brooks Patterson Gardner
as Elevator Operator
Richard McGough
as Baker's Partner
Howard Elfman
as Bomb Squad
Jery Hewitt
as Stickman
Greg Noonan
as Petrovita Thug
Leon Rippy
as Man in Tux
Lorenzo Clemons
as Sergeant
Scott Blount
as Performer
Denver Mattson
as Killer
Jack Hallett
as Carson
Robey
as Lamanski's Girl
Alex Ross
as Station Wagon Driver
Larry Holt
as FBI Agent
Jeff Ramsey
as Bodyguard
Gary Olsen
as Lamanski's Driver
Mary Cannon
as Saleswoman
George Wilbur
as Killer
Chuck Hart
as FBI Agent
Mike Adams
as Patrovita's Bodyguard
James Eric
as Byron
Socorro Santiago
as Nurse at Center
Cedric Guthrie
as Agent with Shannon
Bill McIntosh
as Bodyguard
Steven Holt
as Blair
John Hateley
as Trooper Double
Thomas Rosales, Jr.
as Jesus
Tom Hull
as Metzger
Joel Kramer
as Brenner Double
Dean Smith
as Patrovita's Double
Dick Durock
as Dingo
Greg Walker
as Rudy Double
Ted Grossman
as Bodyguard
Gary Houston
as Patrovita Thug
Tony di Benedetto
as Rudy
John Malloy
as Trager
Patrick Miller
as Kinks Cashier
Cliff Happy
as Tony's Bodyguard
Ralph Foody
as Captain
Victor Argo
as Dangerous Man
Kent Hays
as Drunken Player

Crew

John Irvin
Director
Martha Schumacher
Producer
Gary de Vore
Screenwriter
Norman Wexler
Screenwriter
Sergio Donati
Screen Story
Alex Thomson
Cinematographer
Chris Boardman
Composer (Music Score)
Claude Gaudette
Composer (Music Score)
Dennis Wilkey
Songwriter
Rodney Crowell
Songwriter
Colonel Abrams
Songwriter
Astor Piazzolla
Featured Music
Randy Kerber
Composer (Music Score)
Marston Freeman
Songwriter
Jerry Hey
Composer (Music Score)
Natalie Delon
Songwriter
Steve Lukather
Composer (Music Score)
Tom Bahler
Composer (Music Score)
Joel Rosenbaum
Composer (Music Score)
Anne V. Coates
Editor
Giorgio Postiglione
Production Designer
Maher Ahmad
Art Director
Hilton Rosemarin
Set Designer
Clifford Capone
Costume Designer
Joe Lombardi
Special Effects
Barbara Page
Makeup
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