Raw Deal

  • 18
  • John Irvin (1986)
  • US
  • 101 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

This entertaining exercise in crash-bang policing comes from John Irvin, whose only previous action assignment was the less-than-inspiring Dogs of War. Fresh from the critically panned Red Sonja, Arnold Schwarzenegger was probably keen to get back to the old routine and here stars as an ex-FBI agent who goes undercover to nail a Chicago mobster (Sam Wanamaker). The film is populated with stereotypes and Arnie dispatches a great many bad guys with his usual lack of expression and a seemingly inexhaustable supply of bullets, but if you can suspend your disbelief you'll have a ball.

Plot Summary

Action thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mark Kaminski, a small-town sheriff who was forced out of the FBI for using excessive violence. Now the bureau wants him back to help apprehend ruthless Chicago gangster Luigi Patrovita.

Cast and crew

Cast

Mark Kaminski
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Monique
Kathryn Harrold
Luigi Patrovita
Sam Wanamaker
Rocca
Paul Shenar
Max
Robert Davi
Baker
Ed Lauter
Harry Shannon
Darren McGavin
Daniel Baxter
Joe Regalbuto
Marcellino
Mordecai Lawner
Lamanski
Steven Hill
Amy Kaminski
Blanche Baker
Lamanski's girl
Robey

Crew

Director
John Irvin

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Violence and swearing.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 18
Categories
Drama

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