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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,805,516, 22 October 1989

Gross USA:

$15,942,628

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,942,628
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This was the last film from Lorimar Filmed Entertainment before going under. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mighty Jack (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Brother to Brother
Written by Fred Knobloch
Performed by Gregg Allman and Lorrie Gates
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predictable but enjoyable
16 May 2003 | by shakey_jake53See all my reviews

Patrick Swayze stars in this action crime drama as a Chicago cop from the south avenging the death of his brother. So the plot is pretty basic, so what, it is still an enjoyable action/crime-drama. The cast was very good in this film, which includes Liam Neeson, Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, Adam Baldwin, and even Ben Stiller in a smaller role. The action was pretty good too, especially the chase on top of the train. The film also used its Chicago locations very well, which is something I like in movies. The film has a few faults, including an extremely predictable ending. But aside from that its a fun film for action fans. 3.5/5


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