You probably didn't recognize it underneath the constant din of bad puns and exploding Jeeps, but the 1986 Arnold Schwarzenegger action vehicle Raw Deal really did have a score. Composed by committee and typical of mid-'80s action fare (both in film and television), the album might only be memorable for the hokey photo timeline emblazoned on the backside -- it moves through the film's major plot points with ease. A quick rundown: headshot of handsome Arnie; anger shot of bloodstained Arnie; a few shots of an armed Arnie ready to kick ass; subsequent explosions; and a cheesecake shot of the film's slighted love interest. Schwarzenegger historians might find Raw Deal interesting, but for most of us, an edited rerun of Predator will be more entertaining.
AllMusic Review by Johnny Loftus