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The Kindred (1987)

A geneticist takes his assistants to his old family home to locate the deadly product of his late mother's revolutionary research into rapid human evolution - his monstrous tentacled baby brother - before a mad scientist gets to him first.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Allen Brooks ... John Hollins
Rod Steiger ... Dr. Phillip Lloyd
Amanda Pays ... Melissa Leftridge
Talia Balsam ... Sharon Raymond
Kim Hunter ... Amanda Hollins
Timothy Gibbs Timothy Gibbs ... Hart Phillips
Peter Frechette ... Brad Baxter
Julia Montgomery ... Cindy Russell
Bunky Jones ... Nell Valentine (as Bunki Z)
Charles Grueber Charles Grueber ... Harry
Bennet Guillory ... Dr. Stone
Edgar Small Edgar Small ... Dr. Larson
Jim Boeke Jim Boeke ... Jackson (as James Boeke)
Randy Harrington Randy Harrington ... Paramedic
Benjamin J. Perry ... Porsche Driver (as Ben Perry)
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Amanda's deathbed request to her son, John, was for him to destroy all the lab notes etc. from her last experiment. She also blurts out he had a brother. At the funeral John meets Melissa, who claims to be his mothers biggest fan. Together with some of John's friends they go to Amanda's house, but none are prepared for what they find there. Written by Ghost <sga@iconz.co.nz>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 1987 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Anthony See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$602,834, 11 January 1987

Gross USA:

$2,407,024

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,407,024
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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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* * * out of 4.
15 August 2002 | by brandonsites1981See all my reviews

Dying woman (Kim Hunter) tells her son (David Allen Brooks) to destroy all of her lab work and that he also had a brother. Brooks takes some of his friends, plus a mysterious woman (Amanda Pays) that claims to be a big fan of his mother's work, to mom's house. There they fall victim to a monster that his mom accidently created and that Rod Steiger is trying to capture for research. Scary film with an intense opening sequence and a good cast, especially Steiger and Pays. It also features some good nasty gross out special effects, especially the watermelon scene and the finale. A very underrated horror film.

Rated R; Graphic Violence and Profanity.


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