Release date4 February 1977 Initial releaseFebruary 4, 1977 (Australia) CastGerard Kennedy (Palmer), Gus Mercurio (Ben), Rod Mullinar (Alex), Christopher Pate (Dick), Hu Pryce (Ned), John Cousins (Sir Charles) Similar moviesRangle River (1936), Captain Fury (1939), Robbery Under Arms (1985), Ned Kelly (2003), Patrick Edgeworth wrote the screenplay for Raw Deal and BMX Bandits
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Raw Deal is a 1977 Australian meat pie western film directed by Russell Hagg made by the company responsible for the TV series Cash and Company and Tandarra.
In the 1870s, the colonial administrator hires bounty hunter Palmer and gun salesman Ben to wipe out an army of Irish Catholic revolutionaries in their stronghold. Palmer and Ben recruit three gun men to help them and their mission is successful but when they go to get their payment they are trapped by treacherous officials. Ben and Palmer must fight their way to safety.
Gerard Kennedy as Palmer
Gus Mercurio as Ben
Rod Mullinar as Alex
Christopher Pate as Dick
Hu Pryce as Ned
John Cousins as Sir Charles
Michael Carman as Sir Frederick
Norman Yemm as O'Neil
The movie was shot in Sunbury, Victoria and Mungo, New South Wales.
The film was a commercial disappointment and failed to recover its costs.