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Next of Kin (1989)

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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 Irvin

Writer:

Michael Jenning
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Don Herion ... Zimmer
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

An Eye For An Eye, A Tooth For A Tooth See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ruf nach Vergeltung See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$15,942,628
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

No-nonsense Chicago PD detective Truman Gates 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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None of the semi-automatic and full-automatic firearms used in the film eject empty shell casings while they are being fired. See more »

Quotes

Lawrence Isabella: I've heard a lot about you.
Joey Rosselini: Yeah? Good things, I hope.
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Connections

Referenced in Ghost (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Pyramid of Cans
Written by Mel Tillis
Performed by George Jones
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The Good & Bad Of 'Next Of Kin'
20 April 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This wasn't too bad an action movie but it wasn't all that memorable, either. It's another Liberal elitist script that shows hillbillies as vengeful dumb-ass hicks. There also is the normal religious cheap shot of showing the morons put their hands on the Bible and say "a life for a life. Amen." That's the typical subliminal message for their viewers that anyone who reads the Bible isn't really a moral person, but revenge just like them.

These "believers" then head for Chicago to get their brother's killer.

There was a good cast in the film with Patrick Swayze and Liam Neeson making an interesting one-two in the lead roles.

I actually would watch this again, some 15 years later, just to see some of the supporting cast: people who have gone on to become pretty famous such as Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Ted Levine, Ben Stiller and others.


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