Director: John Irvin Run Time: 106 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1986
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kathryn Harrold, Sam Wanamaker, Darren McGavin
B-Sides, Arnold Schwarzenegger: Having already starred in some of his most iconic roles (The Terminator, Conan the Barbarian, Commando), Arnold Schwarzenegger agreed to be a part of Raw Deal so he could get out of contractual obligations with producer Dino De Laurentiis. Still, it is a fun, gritty action movie brimming with violence and the usual legendary line delivery of this icon.
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.