IMDb > Next of Kin (1989)
Next of Kin
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Next of Kin (1989) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 12 | slideshow) Videos (see all 2)
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.

Overview

User Rating:
5.5/10   5,443 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 53% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writer (WGA):
Michael Jenning (written by)
Contact:
View company contact information for Next of Kin on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
20 October 1989 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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 »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(27 articles)
Bill Paxton: 2 Guns, Aliens, and auditioning in character
 (From Den of Geek. 12 August 2013, 5:23 AM, PDT)

This week's new film events
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 19 October 2012, 4:07 PM, PDT)

Warner Bros. thriller titles arrive on Blu-ray
 (From Monsters and Critics. 19 September 2012, 9:11 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Crazy Swayze's second action film from 89 is just as good See more (41 total) »

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)
Create a character page for: ?

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 .... set dresser
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


Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
108 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
This was the last film from Lorimar Filmed Entertainment before going under.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Truman enters his house after getting a terrified call from his wife, he racks the slide back on his semi-automatic pistol to cock the hammer. But in the next view a couple seconds later, the hammer is no longer cocked.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
ParalyzedSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Crazy Swayze's second action film from 89 is just as good, 16 June 2003
Author: DunnDeeDaGreat from Woodbridge, VA

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.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (41 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Next of Kin (1989)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
The best movie where Ben Stiller plays a serious villain billkwando
Truman's home someones_in_my_head
Lawrence Isabella's death Gem-Diamond
Chicago Accent? tstallworth08
Things I learned from Next of Kin rexamillion
did anybody else find this as funny as i did? mattjaco24
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Raw Deal Code of Silence Eraser The Dark Knight Death Wish
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Action section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.