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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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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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R | See all certifications »

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20 October 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ruf nach Vergeltung  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$15,942,628 (USA)
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The tune that Truman plays on his wife's violin is "Orange Blossom Special", made famous by Roy Clark. See more »

Goofs

During the shootout in the mob's office, Brier fires a shotgun at the first mobster who enters, knocking the man back and killing him. Yet there are no pellet holes in his clothing and no blood anywhere to show the hit. See more »

Quotes

Joey Rosselini: You know, Gerald, I've dealt with niggers, kikes, pollacks, chinks, spics. God made it, I've seen it. But you fucking hillbillies, you are the dumbest that I've met!
Gerald Gates: [Spits on him] Go to Hell!
Joey Rosselini: [Takes out gun] You know, Gerald, I gotta hand it to you, you got balls. Stupid as shit, but major balls.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mighty Jack (1991) See more »

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Brother to Brother
Performed by Gregg Allman and Lorrie Gates
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Good Movie, Liam Neeson is GREAT in this movie.
2 March 2003 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

I chose this movie for a report in my Communications class. I have seen it several times but looking at it from a different angle this time, I saw the development of Swayze's character or his return to his family roots. However you want to look at it. The first time I saw this movie I was blown away by Liam Neeson's portrayal of Briar Gates, he brings his character to life as much as any actor as ever brought a character to life in any movie. Years later when I discovered that Liam was british my opinion of his acting abilities skyrocketed. My favorite quote in the movie was by Liam, "My name is Briar Gates and I want the man that kilt my brother." In print it doesn't sound like much but when he delivers it, this quote is truly amazing.


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