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Next of Kin (1989)

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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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)

Gross USA:

$15,942,628
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This was the last film from Lorimar Filmed Entertainment before going under. See more »

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Near the beginning of the film, when Gerald and his pal are driving their van, it is obvious in some of the frontal views that there is no glass in the vehicle's windshield. See more »

Quotes

Lawrence Isabella: I haven't done anything illegal.
Truman Gates: Oh really? Well I had an interesting talk with a fellow last night who claims different. My man says you were in the back of the truck when my brother was killed.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.42 (2012) See more »

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Protect and Serve
Written by MC Jam, Peewee Jam) and Stevie Salas
Performed by Peewee Jam & MC Jam
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predictable but enjoyable
16 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

Patrick Swayze stars in this action crime drama as a Chicago cop from the south avenging the death of his brother. So the plot is pretty basic, so what, it is still an enjoyable action/crime-drama. The cast was very good in this film, which includes Liam Neeson, Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, Adam Baldwin, and even Ben Stiller in a smaller role. The action was pretty good too, especially the chase on top of the train. The film also used its Chicago locations very well, which is something I like in movies. The film has a few faults, including an extremely predictable ending. But aside from that its a fun film for action fans. 3.5/5


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