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Next of Kin (1989)

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Truman, a Chicago cop, sets out to find the killer of his brother. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.

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Briar Gates
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Joey Rosselini
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Jessie Gates
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John Isabella
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Gerald Gates
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Lawrence Isabella
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Harold
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Willy Simpson
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Rhino
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Paulie
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Tony Antonelli
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Truman, a Chicago cop, sets out to find the killer of his brother. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself. Written by Rob Hartill

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A man murdered in cold blood. But they didn't count on his brother's revenge! See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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20 October 1989 (USA)  »

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Ruf nach Vergeltung  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$15,942,628 (USA)
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Composer Gary Chang was brought in to provide additional music to the film to help "beef-up" the action elements. See more »

Goofs

In the scene in the car where Truman informs Briar he is about to be a father, the Camaro's rear view mirror disappears. See more »

Quotes

John Isabella: I'm truly sorry about your brother. It's too bad.
Truman Gates: Oh no sir. You ain't seen bad yet, but its coming.
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Referenced in I Didn't Do It: Next of Pumpkin (2014) See more »

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Written by Enrico Toselli
Performed by Mario Lanza
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"You ain't seen bad yet. But it's comin'."
4 May 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Hillbilly-turned-Chicago cop Patrick Swayze sets out to find his brother Bill Paxton's killer. His other brother Liam Neeson comes to the city to find the killer himself -- hillbilly style! It's hillbillies vs mobsters on the streets (and a cemetery) of Chi-town. I'm sure whoever did the casting on this movie had a brief career. I can buy Swayze and Paxton as hillbillies but Neeson? Also, Ben Stiller as a Sicilian mobster?

Swayze is a citified hillbilly. We know they've civilized him because he pulls his mullet back into a fashionable ponytail. Neeson is not civilized. We know this because he wears a dirty baseball cap at all times, even when he has on a suit. Helen Hunt is Swayze's city wife. She plays the violin, which Swayze's hillbilly kin refer to as the fiddle. Rest assured, this movie never misses a chance to traffic in clichés.

The action is so-so and the performances are about what you would expect. Swayze takes his part very seriously. Adam Baldwin seems to know the score and hams it up appropriately as the villain. There are many quotable lines, which is the mark of a good cheesy action movie. It's not at the top of my list of great '80s actioners but it's worth checking out anyway.


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