Raw Deal (1986)

R | 97 mins | Adventure | 6 June 1986

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HISTORY

According to a 26 Nov 1985 HR production chart and a 27 Nov 1985 Var news item, principal photography began 19 Oct 1985 in Chicago, IL, and after two weeks of filming, moved to the De Laurentiis Entertainment Group’s “North Carolina Film Corporation studios in Wilmington, NC.”
       Production notes in AMPAS library files state that various Chicago locations were used during shooting including the Allerton Hotel, the Computer Associates building, a commuter airstrip on the banks of Lake Michigan known as Meigs Field, the Navy Pier, Neiman-Marcus department store on Michigan Avenue, the Palmer House Hotel, the city’s Union Station, and a yacht club. Producer Martha Schumacher noted that the company saved “an additional million dollars” by relocating to Wilmington to shoot interiors.
       End credits state: “Filmed on location and at DEG Film Studios, Inc., Wilmington, N.C.”
The following acknowledgments appear in end credits: “Our special thanks to: the city of Chicago, the City of Wilmington, N.C., the State of Illinois Film Office, the North Carolina Film ... More Less

According to a 26 Nov 1985 HR production chart and a 27 Nov 1985 Var news item, principal photography began 19 Oct 1985 in Chicago, IL, and after two weeks of filming, moved to the De Laurentiis Entertainment Group’s “North Carolina Film Corporation studios in Wilmington, NC.”
       Production notes in AMPAS library files state that various Chicago locations were used during shooting including the Allerton Hotel, the Computer Associates building, a commuter airstrip on the banks of Lake Michigan known as Meigs Field, the Navy Pier, Neiman-Marcus department store on Michigan Avenue, the Palmer House Hotel, the city’s Union Station, and a yacht club. Producer Martha Schumacher noted that the company saved “an additional million dollars” by relocating to Wilmington to shoot interiors.
       End credits state: “Filmed on location and at DEG Film Studios, Inc., Wilmington, N.C.”
The following acknowledgments appear in end credits: “Our special thanks to: the city of Chicago, the City of Wilmington, N.C., the State of Illinois Film Office, the North Carolina Film Commission.”
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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Hollywood Reporter
26 Nov 1985.
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Hollywood Reporter
4 Jun 1986
p. 3, 14.
Los Angeles Times
6 Jun 1986
p. 1, 21.
New York Times
6 Jun 1986
p. 5.
Variety
27 Nov 1985.
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Variety
11 Jun 1986
p. 14.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXTS
Dino De Laurentiis Presents
A John Irvin Film
An International Film Corporation Production
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Prod mgr
1st asst dir
2d asst dir
2d unit dir
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam op
Focus puller
2d unit cam op/Steadicam
2d unit dir of photog
2d unit cam op
Key grip
Gaffer
Still photog
Steadicam op
Gaffer, Chicago unit crew
Key grip, Chicago unit crew
Cam and lenses
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Asst art dir
Asst art dir
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
1st asst ed
2d asst ed
Apprentice ed
Negative cutting
SET DECORATORS
Head painter
COSTUMES
Cost des
Ward supv
MUSIC
Mus des
Supv mus ed, Segue Music
Exec mus prod
Scoring comp
Scoring comp
Scoring comp
Addl mus by
Addl mus by
Addl mus by
Addl mus by
Scoring eng
Mus coord
SOUND
Supv sd ed
Sd mixer
Boom man
Re-rec, Todd-AO/Glen Glenn
Re-rec, Todd-AO/Glen Glenn
Re-rec, Todd-AO/Glen Glenn
Sd ed
Sd ed
ADR supv
Foley ed
Asst sd ed
Asst sd ed
Asst sd ed
Asst sd ed
Asst sd ed
Sd eff rec
Transfer
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff supv
Spec eff team
Spec eff team
Spec eff team
Spec eff team
Spec eff team
Spec eff team
Titles and opticals
MAKEUP
Makeup supv
Hairstylist
Spec makeup eff supv
Hairstylist/Makeup, Chicago unit crew
PRODUCTION MISC
Casting
Exec in charge of prod
Prod accountant
Prod coord
Scr supv
Unit mgr
Visual consultant
Tech adv, Chicago Police Dept., Organized crime di
Prod secy
Prod asst
Loc mgr
Asst to Ms. Schumacher
Asst to Mr Irwin
Transportation
Transportation
Loc mgr, Chicago unit crew
Financial consultant
STAND INS
Trooper (Double)
Brenner (Double)
Rudy (Double)
Patrovita's double
Utility stunts
Utility stunts
Utility stunts
Utility stunts
Utility stunts
Utility stunts
Utility stunts
Utility stunts
Utility stunts
Utility stunts
Utility stunts
Utility stunts
Utility stunts
Utility stunts
Utility stunts
Utility stunts
Utility stunts
Utility stunts
Utility stunts
Utility stunts
Utility stunts
Utility stunts
Utility stunts
Utility stunts
Stunt coord
COLOR PERSONNEL
Col by
SOURCES
SONGS
Theme, “Kaminski Stomps,” by Claude Gaudette
“Patrovita’s Theme,” by Chris Boardman
“One Way Rider,” performed by Ricky Skaggs, courtesy of CBS Records, written by Rodney Crowell, published by Granite Music Corp./ Coolwell Music
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SONGS
Theme, “Kaminski Stomps,” by Claude Gaudette
“Patrovita’s Theme,” by Chris Boardman
“One Way Rider,” performed by Ricky Skaggs, courtesy of CBS Records, written by Rodney Crowell, published by Granite Music Corp./ Coolwell Music
“If Looks Could Kill,” performed by Pamala Stanley, courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp., by arrangement with Warner Special Products and Phonogram International B. V. in association with TSR Records, written by Jack Conrad and Bob Garrett, published by Blackwood Music, Inc./ Stone Diamond Music Corporation
“Immigrant In Love,” written by Vito DeStefano
“O Marie,” arranged by Tom Bahler
“Trapped,” written by Colonel Abrams and Marston Freeman, performed by Colonel Abrams, courtesy of MCA Records, Inc., published by MCA Music, a division of MCA Inc./Moonwalk Music/Unicity Music
“I’ve Seen That Face Before (Libertango),” performed by Grace Jones, courtesy of Island Records, written by Astor Piazzola, Natalie Delon, Barry Reynolds, Dennis Wilkey, published by Edizioni Curci, S. a. r. l./Eleven Music Co., S. a. r. l., administered in U.S. by Ackee Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
“I Can’t Get No Satisfaction,” performed by The Rolling Stones, courtesy of ABKO Records, Inc., written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, published by ABKO Music, Inc.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
6 June 1986
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles and New York openings: 6 June 1986
Production Date:
began 19 October 1985
Copyright Claimant:
DeLaurentiis Entertainment Group, Inc.
Copyright Date:
27 August 1986
Copyright Number:
PA305895
Physical Properties:
Sound
Dolby Stereo ® in Selected Theatres
Color
Duration(in mins):
97
MPAA Rating:
R
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
28168
SYNOPSIS

In a cabin in the woods, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents and Marcellino, a protected witness, are ambushed and killed by Chicago mobsters. When agent Harry Shannon investigates the crime scene, he finds his agent son, Blair, among the dead, and vows to get revenge. Elsewhere, former FBI agent turned deputy sheriff, Mark Kaminski, chases and arrests a man impersonating a police motorcycle officer. Afterward, he returns home to find his wife, Amy, decorating a cake. She is bitter that he quit his FBI job instead of fighting for reinstatement. Mark argues that if the matter had gone to trial, he would have lost and been prevented from accepting the post he now has. Amy throws the cake at her husband but misses. Later, she falls asleep on the sofa. Harry Shannon calls Mark and hints that if he helps with a difficult case he could receive a pardon and return to the FBI. They meet in secrecy and watch a videotape of special federal prosecutor, Marvin Baxter, questioning Chicago crime family boss, Luigi “Lou” Petrovita. Harry tells Mark that the recent raid was sanctioned by Petrovita. Mark recognizes Baxter as the man who forced him to resign from the FBI. Harry wants to coordinate an independent mission to topple Petrovita. If they succeed, Harry believes Baxter will allow Mark to return to the FBI. Harry provides Mark with information on Petrovita’s cronies and suggests that Martin Lamanski, owner of several illegal gambling establishments, may lead him to the crime boss. Harry reminds Mark to be vigilant. Elsewhere, Petrovita and Lamanski quarrel. Lamanski signals his assassins to shoot Petrovita and his associates. Petrovita escapes, and curses ... +


In a cabin in the woods, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents and Marcellino, a protected witness, are ambushed and killed by Chicago mobsters. When agent Harry Shannon investigates the crime scene, he finds his agent son, Blair, among the dead, and vows to get revenge. Elsewhere, former FBI agent turned deputy sheriff, Mark Kaminski, chases and arrests a man impersonating a police motorcycle officer. Afterward, he returns home to find his wife, Amy, decorating a cake. She is bitter that he quit his FBI job instead of fighting for reinstatement. Mark argues that if the matter had gone to trial, he would have lost and been prevented from accepting the post he now has. Amy throws the cake at her husband but misses. Later, she falls asleep on the sofa. Harry Shannon calls Mark and hints that if he helps with a difficult case he could receive a pardon and return to the FBI. They meet in secrecy and watch a videotape of special federal prosecutor, Marvin Baxter, questioning Chicago crime family boss, Luigi “Lou” Petrovita. Harry tells Mark that the recent raid was sanctioned by Petrovita. Mark recognizes Baxter as the man who forced him to resign from the FBI. Harry wants to coordinate an independent mission to topple Petrovita. If they succeed, Harry believes Baxter will allow Mark to return to the FBI. Harry provides Mark with information on Petrovita’s cronies and suggests that Martin Lamanski, owner of several illegal gambling establishments, may lead him to the crime boss. Harry reminds Mark to be vigilant. Elsewhere, Petrovita and Lamanski quarrel. Lamanski signals his assassins to shoot Petrovita and his associates. Petrovita escapes, and curses Lamanski’s incompetence as he drives away in a bullet-riddled sedan. Meanwhile, Mark goes to a casino at the Allerton Hotel to meet with Petrovita's associate, Paulo Rocca. Mark introduces himself as “Joseph P. Brennan” and establishes himself as Laminski's adversary. Rocca gives Mark $1,000 worth of casino chips and tells him to enjoy himself. Instead, Mark flirts with an attractive blonde named Monique and gives her the chips. When he leaves the hotel, three Rocca associates follow him into an alley. They scatter when an unmarked police car appears, leaving Mark to talk his way out of the situation as the police detective eyes his identification. Meanwhile, Martin Lamanski tips off FBI agents, and they raid a Petrovita safe house, confiscating drugs and cash and arresting eight men. Later, Paulo Rocca suggests they kill Lamanski, but Petrovita believes they will have to wait until the man lets down his guard. Rocca suggests they hire "Joseph P. Brennan" to replace an associate who was gunned down during Lamanski’s ambush at the waterfront. Mark meets up with Monique, and they go home together. They get drunk on champagne, and when he falls asleep in bed, she goes through his wallet. Mark wakes and hears her passing along his information to someone on the telephone. The following evening, Mark takes Monique to a party hosted by Rocca, where he is told that Petrovita wants to meet him. Meanwhile, Monique tells Keller that she has not found any useful information about their new acquaintance. Petrovita sizes up Mark during a brief conversation. After the party, Mark and Monique are ambushed by Lamanski’s men, but they escape. Sometime later, Petrovita insists they recover his cocaine and cash from police custody, but Rocca declares it is madness to rob a police station. Mark suggests they stage a bomb scare to clear the building. Mark later meets Harry Shannon, and reveals that Petrovita will likely eliminate Lamanski after reclaiming the confiscated contraband. Petrovita’s men call a bomb threat into the police. As the building is evacuated, Petrovita’s men, disguised as a bomb squad, break into the vault and remove the cash and drugs. Meanwhile, Mark and Max Keller chase Lamanski to the waterfront. The mobster's car crashes into an oil tanker and explodes. Petrovita’s men leave the station with their bounty. Later, Keller meets a crooked Miami police officer and learns that Mark is lying about his identity. At a funeral parlor, Petrovita meets special federal prosecutor, Max Baxter, and complains that an FBI informant has infiltrated his ranks. Baxter cannot confirm who the mole might be, but reveals agent Harry Shannon's interest in the case against Petrovita. Monique seeks out Mark and wants to talk, but he and Keller have been asked by Petrovita to kill a police officer, and he promises to contact her later. The two men approach their target, who turns out to be Harry Shannon. Harry and Keller shoot each other, before Mark kills Keller. Mark is concerned for Harry, who is badly wounded, but Harry assures him he will survive. Mark returns to the city and prepares an arsenal for a stand off at the rock quarry, a front for Petrovita’s drug business. At the property, a shoot out ensues. One by one, Mark kills Petrovita’s entourage, then chases the criminal to his office, and kills him. As Mark leaves, he notices Max Baxter sniveling in a corner. When Baxter tries to talk his way out of the situation, Mark hands him a gun and tells him to resign or be prosecuted. Baxter fires the gun, but Mark shoots him dead. Mark drives to the airport and gives Monique $250,000 to leave town and start a new life. Mark then returns to the FBI, and to his wife, Amy. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
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