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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Truman Gates
... Briar Gates
... Joey Rosselini
... Jessie Gates
... John Isabella
... Gerald Gates
... Lawrence Isabella
... Harold
... Willy Simpson
Del Close ... Frank
... Rhino
... Leo
... Paulie
... Tony Antonelli
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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A man murdered in cold blood. But they didn't count on his brother's revenge! See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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20 October 1989 (USA)  »

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Ruf nach Vergeltung  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$15,942,628
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The tune that Truman plays on his wife's violin is "Orange Blossom Special", made famous by Roy Clark. See more »

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Near the beginning of the film, when Gerald and his pal are driving their van, it is obvious in some of the frontal views that there is no glass in the vehicle's windshield. See more »

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John Isabella: [John has a gun pointed at Joey] You killed my son!
[He shoots Joey dead]
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References Laugh-In (1967) See more »

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Hillbilly Heart
Performed by Ricky Van Shelton
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Truly laughable!
14 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the worst films made by many of the cast! Oscar nominee Liam Neeson as a hillbilly brother of Patrick Swayze! Hah! Bill Paxton and Oscar winner Helen Hunt went on to much greater success in 'Twister', but seem to just be paying their dues here. Ben Stiller looks miserable. Unfortunately, Patrick Swayze has made too many films like this one; he actually seems to belong here. Truly laughable from start to finish!


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