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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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John 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)  »

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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 »

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None of the semi-automatic and full-automatic firearms used in the film eject empty shell casings while they are being fired. See more »

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David Jenkins: You're just as dumb as he was.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.42 (2012) See more »

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Written and Performed by Larry Gatlin & Patrick Swayze
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It Is All About Kin and Clan
10 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What makes this action drama particularly moving is the comparison between the extended family of a Sicilian crime boss and the clannishness of the hillbillies. While Joey Rosellini insults the mountain folks as people "who farm rocks" his boss John Isabella sees the link -- "that is what they said about our people back in the old country." It is not a matter of who wears the nicer suit; it is a matter of blood, of kinship, and of ensuring that the one with the greater grievance has justice is done for his family. This is a very old tradition, both in the Sicilian families and in those Celtic clans that moved into the hills of Appalachia. In this aspect "Next of Kin" reaches a level of art not usually found in action films. The scene of the women packing sandwiches for the big hunt shows a level of clan community not well understood by us city-folk.

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