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A former FBI agent is recruited to root out the gangsters who killed a fellow agent's son in this [[Performer~P110501~Arnold Schwarzenegger~arnoldschwarzenegger]] action film. After being booted out of the bureau for excessive violence, Kaminski ([[Performer~P110501~Schwarzenegger~arnoldschwarzenegger]]) lives in small-town exile with his bitter wife, Amy ([[Performer~P3373~Blanche Baker~blanchebaker]]). He gets the chance to return to the big city, however, when Chicago mobsters murder the son of his old colleague Shannon ([[Performer~P102103~Darren McGavin~darrenmcgavin]]), 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 ([[Performer~P17158~Robert Davi~robertdavi]]). 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 ([[Performer~P30730~Kathryn Harrold~kathrynharrold]]), 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-[[Feature~V49101~Terminator~theterminator]] and pre-[[Feature~V39013~Predator~predator]], Raw Deal is one of several non-science fictional action flicks that cemented [[Performer~P110501~Schwarzenegger~arnoldschwarzenegger]]'s '80s box-office appeal. Director [[Performer~P95503~John Irvin~johnirvin]] would return the following year with the gritty Vietnam drama [[Feature~V21336~Hamburger Hill~hamburgerhill]]. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

  • Release date:June 6, 1986


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


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