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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 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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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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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The phone number Briar, played by Liam Neeson, gives to Harold the hotel clerk, played by Michael J Pollard, is an active number in Kentucky. See more »

Goofs

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: I got three counties' worth of kin that expect a certain amount of justice for that death! I'm just trying to save both of us a lot of bloodletting.
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.42 (2012) See more »

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My Sweet Understanding Lady
Written and performed by B.B. King
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User Reviews

 
Good Movie, Liam Neeson is GREAT in this movie.
2 March 2003 | by vanzant_38See all my reviews

I chose this movie for a report in my Communications class. I have seen it several times but looking at it from a different angle this time, I saw the development of Swayze's character or his return to his family roots. However you want to look at it. The first time I saw this movie I was blown away by Liam Neeson's portrayal of Briar Gates, he brings his character to life as much as any actor as ever brought a character to life in any movie. Years later when I discovered that Liam was british my opinion of his acting abilities skyrocketed. My favorite quote in the movie was by Liam, "My name is Briar Gates and I want the man that kilt my brother." In print it doesn't sound like much but when he delivers it, this quote is truly amazing.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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