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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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An Eye For An Eye, A Tooth For A Tooth See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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20 October 1989 (USA)  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$15,942,628 (USA)
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Throughout the movie lines of dialogue are a mismatch for mouth movements. Especially for background characters, or main characters seen from oblique angles. Also, several scenes have acoustics mismatching the environment. For example dialogue in cars where the actors faces aren't visible, or the violin scene on the porch. See more »

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Briar Gates: I should have waited for you. We could have whooped 'em together.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.42 (2012) See more »

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Hey Backwoods
Written and Performed by Rodney Crowell
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A Surprisingly Affecting Movie About Family
2 January 2000 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Worth watching as both a vigilante movie and as a meditation on the meaning of family, this movie surprised me with the level of it's performances. Liam Neeson contributed his usual fine job, as did a nicely creepy David Baldwin, and a nice mob boss performance by Andreas Katsulas (better known as the One Armed Man from the Harrison Ford movie of "The Fugitive"). Good little wussy role by Ben Stiller; nice supporting job by Helen Hunt. Patrick Swayze does a good dependable job in this movie, but is outshone by the finely understated performances of the men playing his relatives from backwoods Kentucky. Great use of Chicago locations, though the "L" trains running past my house don't appear to have the conveniently flat roofs to jump on. (Alright, a minor quibble). All in all, quite worth watching.


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