RAW DEAL (Theatrical Release USA 1986)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.5|5.0 Starsììì

Raw Deal—wannabe-a-great-police-film—puts Arnold Schwarzenegger in the front seat. What could possibly go wrong with Arnold in a movie? Somehow the brawn and the acting did not coalesce in this film to ensure a hardcore shoot-‘em-up action flick. The movie serves as a 'watch it through lunch' or a 'catch it when you can' movie, but it does not serve on a high entertainment level.

Storyline

An FBI agent infiltrates the Chicago Mafia.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director John Irvin for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Dino De Laurentiis for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Mark Kaminski/Joseph P. Brenner (Arnold Schwarzenegger), Monique (Kathryn Harrold), Luigi Patrovita (Sam Wanamaker), Paulo Rocca (Paul Shenar), Max Keller (Robert Davi), Baker (Ed Lauter), Harry Shannon (Darren McGavin), Marvin Baxter (Joe Regalbuto), Marcellino (Mordecai Lawner), Martin Lamanski (Steven Hill), Amy Kaminsky (Blanche Baker), Lamanski’s Girl (Louise Robey), Dangerous Man (Victor Argo), Killer #1 (George P. Wilbur), Killer #2 (Denver Mattson), and Trager (John Malloy).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. Better Schwarzenegger films are The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, or Aftermath.

Ben Meyers

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