Raw Deal (1986) Movie Review

Director: John Irvin
Writers: Luciano Vincenzoni, Sergio Donati, Gary DeVore
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kathryn Harrold, Sam Wanamaker

Raw Deal is a 1986 action film directed by John Irvin and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger in the lead role. The film is a typical action movie of its time, with plenty of explosions, gunfire, and car chases. Schwarzenegger delivers a strong performance as a former FBI agent turned small-town sheriff, who is recruited by the agency to go undercover to take down a Chicago mob boss.

The film’s plot is fairly straightforward, with the good guys taking on the bad guys in a battle of wits and firepower. While the story is not particularly original, it is executed well, with plenty of thrilling action sequences to keep viewers on the edge of their seats. The film also benefits from a solid supporting cast, including Kathryn Harrold as Schwarzenegger’s love interest, and Darren McGavin as his FBI handler.

One of the standout features of Raw Deal is the impressive stunt work and practical effects. The film features several explosive set pieces that are both thrilling and convincing. The car chases and shootouts are also well choreographed, with plenty of pyrotechnics and destruction on display.

Overall, Raw Deal is a solid action movie that delivers plenty of thrills and excitement. While it may not be the most original or thought-provoking film in Schwarzenegger’s career, it is certainly one of his most entertaining. Fans of the actor and the genre will not be disappointed.

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