Raw Deal

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"The system gave him a raw deal. Nobody gives him a raw deal."
  • R
  • 1986
  • 1 hr 47 min
  • 5.6  (36,820)
  • 44

Set in the mid-80s, Raw Deal is a classic action thriller that stars Arnold Schwarzenegger in the lead role. The movie begins with Shannon (Kathryn Harrold), a tough FBI agent assigned to protect the life of a former mob boss named Luigi Patrovita (Sam Wanamaker). The mob boss is set to testify against his former comrades and is a valuable asset to the FBI.

However, when Shannon's partner is killed in an attempt to capture Patrovita's top enforcer, she realizes that there is a leak in the FBI. She figures out that there is a mole in the organization, who is feeding information to the criminals. With her partner dead and her confidence in the FBI shattered, Shannon decides to take matters into her own hands.

With the help of the mob's former hitman, Mark Kaminsky (Arnold Schwarzenegger), Shannon devises a plan to infiltrate the mob and bring down the criminals from within. Kaminsky, who had left the life of crime behind him, agrees to go undercover and take up the identity of a notorious hitman named Joseph Brenner. He uses his skills to earn the trust of the mob and works his way up to the top ranks.

As Brenner, Kaminsky meets with Patrovita and is soon given the task of eliminating a rival mob boss. However, his true intentions are to use the opportunity to gather evidence against Patrovita and his men. During his mission, Kaminsky is aided by a beautiful lounge singer named Monique (Blanche Baker), who works as an informant for the FBI.

As Kaminsky gets closer to the mob's inner circle, he discovers that there is more to the situation than he had initially thought. The situation becomes complicated when Kaminsky starts developing feelings for Monique and Patrovita orders him to perform an unthinkable act of violence.

Raw Deal is a classic 80s action movie that showcases Arnold Schwarzenegger's talent as an action hero. The film also has some impressive action sequences, including a car chase scene that is considered one of the best in the genre. The movie maintains a fast pace throughout and keeps the audience engaged with its twists and turns.

The film's plot is not particularly complex, and the characters are not given much depth, but the movie makes up for it with its action sequences and moments of tension. The stakes are high, and the audience is invested in Kaminsky's mission to bring down the mob boss and avenge his partner's death.

The acting in the movie is pretty good, with Schwarzenegger delivering a solid performance as the tough-as-nails hitman. Kathryn Harrold is excellent as the FBI agent, and Sam Wanamaker brings the necessary charm to the role of the mob boss.

Raw Deal is a must-watch for fans of the action genre and for Arnold Schwarzenegger fans in particular. The movie may not have the depth of some of the more recent action movies, but it is an entertaining film that is sure to keep viewers on the edge of their seats. It is a classic action thriller that is definitely worth a watch.

Raw Deal is a 1986 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 47 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6 and a MetaScore of 44.

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