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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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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)  »

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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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No-nonsense Chicago PD detective Truman Gates (Patrick Swayze) is a particularly well-heeled policeman, carrying both a nickel plated Beretta 92F 9mm automatic in a shoulder holster, and a snub nosed Smith and Wesson model 19 .357 magnum revolver on his right hip. Presumably, the revolver is his backup weapon as he uses the Beretta, almost exclusively. See more »

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When the guy has just been thrown through the glass his right hand is on the railing, but in the next shot his left hand is on the railing. See more »

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Briar Gates: This land's mine!... I can go out and take a piss on it in the middle on the night if I want to!
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Referenced in I Didn't Do It: Next of Pumpkin (2014) See more »

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My Sweet Babies Gone
Performed by The Charlie Daniels Band
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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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