• Raw Deal (2003)

Raw Deal

Release Date: January 11th, 2003

DVD Release Date: September 29th, 1998

R |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

When efforts to prosecute mob boss Luigi Patrovita (Sam Wanamaker) are repeatedly derailed thanks to a mole in the FBI, the only choice is to bring in an outsider -- specifically, Mark Kaminsky (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a disgraced agent who leaps at a chance for reinstatement. After FBI chief Shannon (Darren McGavin) gives him his orders, Kaminsky fakes his death and reemerges as an ex-con named Brenner. Undercover and accountable to no one, the former Fed tears up the mob from the inside.

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kathryn Harrold, Sam Wanamaker, Paul Shenar, Robert Davi, Ed Lauter, Darren McGavin, Joe Regalbuto

Director: John Irwin

Genres: Action

Production Co: De Laurentiis

Keywords: Quest, Cool, Suspenseful, 1980s, Revenge

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Bill CosfordMiami Herald

    It helps that Raw Deal works, for a time at least, as a first-rate cop movie. It is violent to excess -- more graphic by far than Stallone's films, and bloodier, too -- but it's a real movie. [07 June 1986, p.D1]

  • 63
    Jay ScottThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Both Cobra and Raw Deal are designed primarily to get the audience off on violence, and both are successful; what makes Raw Deal marginally preferable is not only the bizarre charm of its star, but the fact that the filmmakers are honest about what they're up to and do not unduly exploit the hostility of the audience.

  • 38
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    You want to see guys with muscles shooting machineguns at guys without muscles? These are the movies for you. You have more than muscles between your ears? Try something else. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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