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Raw Deal (1977)

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 ... See full summary »


Russell Hagg
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gerard Kennedy ... Palmer
Gus Mercurio ... Ben
Rod Mullinar ... Alex
Christopher Pate Christopher Pate ... Dick
Hu Pryce Hu Pryce ... Ned
John Cousins John Cousins ... Sir Charles
Michael Carman Michael Carman ... Sir Frederick
Norman Yemm Norman Yemm ... O'Neill
Patrick Edgeworth Patrick Edgeworth ... Lt. Godfrey
David Cameron ... Trooper Tom
Reg Evans ... Carpenter
David Ravenswood David Ravenswood ... Dr. McGreggor
John Murphy John Murphy ... Storekeeper
Sheila Florance ... Old Lady
Billie Hammerberg Billie Hammerberg ... Madam


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.

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A deadly mission. A hearse full of money. And five men who dared. [ [Australia Theatrical] See more »




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Release Date:

4 February 1977 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Ektelestes gia liga dollaria See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Early in the film, Dick steals a white horse from a trooper, but rides a paint for most of the film. The gang don't have any extra horses - but in the final scenes, Dick is riding the white again. See more »


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A memorable western
28 July 2006 | by aloxyedozieSee all my reviews

This Australian western begins with the narrator's voice..."...because Australian has never seen a revolution before..." A compact western about a bunch of 'misfits' hired to check a rebellion & eventually dealt a 'raw deal' when the 'mission was accomplished'. The usual western roughnecks, jail birds etcetera; and watch out for the naive kid that gets his first taste of a whore... Nice simple plot, the quintessence western-scape & the punctuating gunshots...& wait for it, a taste of the Australian desert.

I watched in the eighties as a kid but would sure give an arm to watch it again. Believe me, they don't make them like they use to...

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