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Next of Kin -- 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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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Michael Jenning (written by)
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Release Date:
20 October 1989 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A man murdered in cold blood. But they didn't count on his brother's revenge! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Patrick Swayze ... Truman Gates

Liam Neeson ... Briar Gates

Adam Baldwin ... Joey Rosselini

Helen Hunt ... Jessie Gates

Andreas Katsulas ... John Isabella

Bill Paxton ... Gerald Gates

Ben Stiller ... Lawrence Isabella

Michael J. Pollard ... Harold

Ted Levine ... Willy Simpson
Del Close ... Frank

Valentino Cimo ... Rhino
Paul Greco ... Leo

Vincent Guastaferro ... Paulie

Paul Herman ... Tony Antonelli
Don Herion ... Zimmer
Don James ... David Jenkins
Brett Hadley ... De Witt
Rodney Hatfield ... Hollis

Richard Wharton ... Selkirk
Kelly Blair ... Tolbert
Charles Williams ... Pierce

Michael Wise ... Snakeman (as Mike Wise)
Joseph R. Ryan ... Grandpa
Anndrena Belcher ... Patsy-Ruth
Jean Ritchie ... Charlene
Nancy Jeffrey ... Aunt Peg
Tina Engle ... Rosalie
Kimberly Cole ... Hollis' Wife (as Kim Cole)
Starla Fugate ... Gerald's Girl Friend

Michael Sassone ... Melvin

Neil Giuntoli ... Shorty
Fred Crowther ... Old Hillbilly
Billy Branch ... Preacher
Celene Evans ... Lady Bartender
Michael Dizonno ... Vinny

Tim Quill ... T.V. Reporter
Jack Kandel ... Hillbilly Bartender

Sally Murphy ... Hooker
Mark Roberts ... Furniture Mover
Patrick Balch ... Young Boy (Kentucky)
Relioues Webb ... Young Boy (Chicago)
Arlene Lencioni ... Mrs. Isabella
Lew Way Chin ... Violin Student
Morgan Biscomb Melto ... Violin Student
Elizabeth Ruf ... Woman in Bar
Al Neal ... Man in Bar
Joelle Pasquale ... Daughter #1
Mia Ferro ... Daughter #2
Keela Gootee ... Daughter #3
Pamela Prater ... Selkirk's Wife
Mary Ann Berkhart ... De Witt's Wife
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Minkoff ... Bit (uncredited)

Lisa Niemi ... Violinist (uncredited)
Alison Vesely ... Reception Waitress (uncredited)

Directed by
John Irvin 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Michael Jenning (written by)

Produced by
Les Alexander .... producer
Larry DeWaay .... executive producer (as Larry De Waay)
Don Enright .... producer
Jeb Stuart .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jack Nitzsche 
 
Cinematography by
Steven Poster 
 
Film Editing by
Peter Honess 
 
Casting by
Jane Alderman 
Shelley Andreas 
Mindy Marin 
 
Production Design by
Jack T. Collis 
 
Set Decoration by
Jim Duffy 
 
Costume Design by
Donfeld 
 
Makeup Department
Art Anthony .... makeup artist
Jerry Turnage .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Scott Maitland .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Adler .... second assistant director
Bruce Moriarty .... first assistant director
Noel Tomlinson .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Dennis DeWaay .... construction coordinator (as Dennis De Waay)
Steve Fegley .... construction foreman: Chicago
David Gianneschi Sr. .... set dresser (as David Gianneschi)
Michael D. Gianneschi .... set dresser (as Michael Gianneschi)
Joe A. Hawthorne .... stand-by painter (as Joe Hawthorne)
Aaron Holden .... property master
Fred Lucky .... production illustrator
Joe Pfaltzgraf .... assistant property master
Lawrence Ross Shepard .... construction foreman: Kentucky (as Larry Shepherd)
Kenneth Turek .... leadperson
John Warnke .... set designer
Robert E. Knight .... signwriter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Rick Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer (as Dick Alexander)
John Benson .... sound effects editor
Susan Dudeck .... adr editor
Les Fresholtz .... sound re-recording mixer
Walter Goss .... sound re-recording mixer
Allen Hartz .... adr editor
Frank Jones .... sound re-recording mixer
Martin Maryska .... supervising sound editor
James Matheny .... dialogue editor (as Jim Matheny)
Vern Poore .... sound re-recording mixer
Bob Ryan .... cable operator
Rex Slinkard .... sound re-recording mixer
Ralph Stuart .... assistant sound editor
Jeff Watts .... foley editor
Glenn Williams .... sound mixer
Jeffrey A. Williams .... boom operator (as Jeff Williams)
Christopher Flick .... foley editor (uncredited)
Elliott Koretz .... sound editor (uncredited)
David Williams .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Joe Lombardi .... special effects coordinator
Paul J. Lombardi .... special effects (as Paul Lombardi)
John D. Milinac .... special effects (as John Milinac)
Larry Reid .... special effects
 
Stunts
Tony Brubaker .... stunts (as Anthony Brubaker)
Danny Costa .... stunts (as Dan Costa)
Charles Croughwell .... stunts (as Charlie Croughwell)
Eddie J. Fernandez .... stunts (as Eddie Fernandez)
Gene Hartline .... stunts
Johnny Hock .... stunts (as John Hock)
Norman Howell .... stunts
Bob Kurcz .... stunts
Rick Le Fevour .... stunts
Stacy Logan .... stunts
Bob Minor .... stunts
Mario Roberts .... stunts
Ben Scott .... stunts
Walter Scott .... stunt coordinator
John Sherrod .... stunts
R.L. Tolbert .... stunts
John-Clay Scott .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
William L. Allen Sr. .... best boy grip (as William Allen Sr.)
Jamie Barber .... second assistant camera
Art Bartels .... key grip
Alphonse Blumenthal .... best boy electric
Eugene F. Crededio .... gaffer (as Eugene Crededio)
George Kohut .... camera operator
Peter Kuttner .... first assistant camera
Gregory Lundsgaard .... panaglide operator (as Greg Lundsgaard)
David Morenz .... first assistant camera
James Plannette .... chief lighting technician
John S. Robertson .... dolly grip (as John Robertson)
Dean Williams .... still photographer
Ron Kunecke .... musco light operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sean Susanin .... casting assistant
Catherine Jane Holzer .... extras casting (uncredited)
Mark A. Ridge .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Armand Coutu .... costume supervisor: Hollywood
Jennifer Jobst .... costume supervisor: Chicago
Cathy Newport-Logan .... costumer
Gina Panno .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Rose Kuo .... first assistant film editor
Michael S. Murphy .... stand-by editor
Ed O'Malley .... second assistant film editor
Steve Kraus .... editing systems technician (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Gary Chang .... composer: additional music
Todd Hayen .... composer: additional music
Michael Hoenig .... score mixer
David Kershenbaum .... music supervisor
Jackie Krost .... music supervisor
Richard Whitfield .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Armand Paoletti .... transportation coordinator
Mike Robinson .... special driver
 
Other crew
Betsy Bottando .... location consultant: Chicago
Dru Anne Carlson .... script supervisor (as Druanne Carlson)
Rosemary East .... assistant: Patrick Swayze
Robert Easton .... dialect coach
Don Herion .... police advisor
Laura M. Kemp .... assistant: Larry De Waay (as Laura Kemp)
Robin Matthews .... assistant: John Irvin
Eileen McCahill .... location consultant: Chicago (as Eileen Mc Cahill)
Al Neal .... location consultant: Kentucky
Margaret J. Orlando .... production secretary (as Margaret Orlando)
Tony Pacheco .... production accountant
Susan Pickett .... production associate
Herman Trent .... location consultant: Kentucky
Edna Tromans .... publicist
Carol Trost .... production office coordinator
Robert Bernacchi .... production assistant (uncredited)
Steve Kraus .... dailies projectionist (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
108 min
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Trivia:
This was the last film from Lorimar Filmed Entertainment before going under.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: In the scene in the car where Truman informs Briar he is about to be a father, the Camaro's rear view mirror disappears.See more »
Quotes:
Truman Gates:They're coming for you, Willy. I know you'll take a couple of them with you for sure, but they'll take you just the same. Or we can take a ride to the station together, just a couple of boys from the hills. You got my word on that. I know you ain't scared to die, Willy. But this ain't no place to leave your ghost.See more »
Soundtrack:
Straight and NarrowSee more »

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Wasted Potential..., 12 February 2004
Author: MovieAddict2014 from UK

Next of Kin

There's a lot of potential wasted here in this story of a redneck (Liam Neeson) whose big city brother (Bill Paxton in a brief cameo) is killed by crime lords (including a very young Ben Stiller). Taking revenge into his own hands, the redneck makes the trek to the big city and there finds his other brother, a cop (Patrick Swayze), doing virtually nothing about the case. Swayze tries to stop his brother from comitting murder--vengeance is up to the law--but he won't hear any of it.

This could have been an amazing sort of culture clash revenge movie fueled by some great performances (we've got a top-notch cast here!), but it's wasted because the film is (a) too long, (b) too stupid, and (c) far too inept to notice that the potential for great film is somewhere deep down below.

What a disappointment.

Rated R for violence and language.

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