Raw Deal

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Stone-faced shoot-'em-up in the implacable Chuck Norris/Steven Seagal mode. Arnie's recruited by his old FBI boss McGavin to break up crimelord Wanamaker's Chicago drugs gang, which he does by inveigling himself into the role of Mr Big's bodyguard and routing the villains from the inside. There follows the machine-guns in both hands trick, dumb wisecracks, and the requisite drive-the-truck-through-the-building set piece. None of it delivered with Commando's tongue-in-cheek sense of the absurd.

By: TJ

Release details

Duration: 105 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Irvin
Screenwriter: Gary M DeVore, Norman Wexler
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Kathryn Harrold
Sam Wanamaker
Paul Shenar
Robert Davi
Ed Lauter
Darren McGavin
Joe Regalbuto
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