I was a teenager when "Raw Deal" first came out, and when it wasreleased on video I remember renting it... and fast-forwarding throughbig chunks of it. More then twenty years later, I found it on DVD at mylocal video store, and not remembering anything about it, I decided togive it another chance. Well, I did not fast-forward through it thistime... though I was sorely tempted to. It's no wonder that this moviehas been mostly forgotten despite the presence of Schwarzenegger. Itoften has a cheap and tacky look to it, for one thing. Nobody on screenseems to be having that much fun, despite occasional stabs at humor.But the most surprising thing about it is that there is considerablyless action than you might think. And the action, when it does come,isn't the least bit exciting. The most interesting thing about thismovie is how closely it resembles the generic straight-to-DVD actionmovies of recent years.
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Raw Deal (1986)
A former FBI agent turned small-town sheriff agrees to help the FBI chief infiltrate the Chicago mafia when the FBI chief's son is killed by them.
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Mark Kaminski is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Luigi Patrovita, enlists Kaminski in a personal vendetta with a promise of reinstatement into the FBI if Patrovita is taken down. To accomplish this, Kaminski must go undercover and join Patrovita's gang.
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Arnold takes on the entire Chicago syndicate run by mob chief LuigiPetrovita, Sam Wanamaker, with predictable results.
Arnold, Mark Kaminski, is canned from the FBI because he was too roughwith the bad guys and told by his boss Baxter, Joe Regalbuto, to"resign or be prosecuted". Now working in a dead end job as a lawman insome hick town in North Carolina a friend of his from the FBI HarryShannon, Darren McGavin, gets in touch with Arnold for help in thedeath of his son who was killed in a mob attack on a FBI safe house.
Harry tells Anold that there's a mole in the FBI's higher ups that'stipping off the mob on what the FBI has as informers and witnesses andwhere there being kept from the mob to live long enough to testifyagainst it and is responsible for his son's death. Arnold goesundercover as a hood and joins the mob to find out who's working withthem from the FBI and bring him to justice in this action-packed ArnoldSchwarznegger vehicle; and just guess who the FBI mole is?
A must for Schwarznegger fans with Arnold, for the first time in hismovie career, speaking whole sentences and showing some sensitivity inscenes with his love interests in the movie his wife Amy, BalncheBaker, to whom Arnold utters the movie best line " You shouldn't drinkand bake at the same time". There's also Arnolds sexy mob girlfriendMonique, Kathryn Harrold, whom he avoids having any action with and hasno idea that Arnold is an undercover lawman as well as a loyal andhappily married man.
Great action sequences sprinkled all throughout the film with atremendous and unbelievable shoot-out at the end of the movie to theexplosive and thumping music score of "The Kaminski Stomp" which raisesthe adrenaline level of the theater audience to it's limits.
I own this movie. Well, I own most of Arnold's movies. But I've onlywatched this one 3 or 4 times over the last decade. It's not a great moviealthough I think I enjoy it a little bit more with each viewing. The flickdoes have its moments. I like the interplay between Max and Brenner. AndArnold plays a very cool Mafia-like guy. The ending -- if you could even call it that -- is terrible. Did thescript say, "Insert ending here"? Nevertheless, I liked the action even ifit was corny at times. And the style of the movie grows on you with eachviewing. I give it a 6/10 for been slightly more enjoyable thanaverage.