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Next of Kin (1989)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  20 October 1989 (USA)
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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

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

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

Briar Gates: I found out more in two hours than you did in two weeks. I know who killed Gerald.
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Referenced in I Didn't Do It: Next of Pumpkin (2014) See more »

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Brother to Brother
Written by Fred Knobloch
Performed by Gregg Allman and Lorrie Gates
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Crazy Swayze's second action film from 89 is just as good
16 June 2003 | by (Woodbridge,VA) – See all my reviews

When his brother is murdered, a policeman is caught between his devotion to the law and his family's desire for revenge in this action drama. Patrick Swayze plays Truman Gates, who left his backwoods Appalachian home for life as a Chicago police officer. When his brother is killed by a gangster, Truman is determined to seek legal retribution. His older brother Briar (Liam Neeson) has different ideas, however, and travels to the city to seek old-fashioned vigilante justice. Truman must now choose between his family's belief in mountain justice and the duties of his job. Though the film is not particularly action-packed, director John Irvin does provide the expected gunplay and macho confrontations. However, despite a surprisingly distinguished cast (also including Helen Hunt and Michael J. Pollard), little distinguishes the film from numerous other revenge stories with a similar outline. Next of Kin is the second action film that Patrick Swayze starred in from 1989. The film is full of action and has some great fight scenes. Daniel Baldwin is great as the bad guy and look for a young Ben Stiller before he hit his prime.


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