Chased by a vengeful criminal, the feds and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, an ex-con and his adopted teenage brother go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection.

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Jonathan Baker (based on the short film "Bag Man" by), Josh Baker (based on the short film "Bag Man" by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Myles Truitt ... Eli Solinski
Jack Reynor ... Jimmy Solinski
Dennis Quaid ... Hal Solinski
Zoë Kravitz ... Milly
James Franco ... Taylor Balik
Carrie Coon ... Morgan Hunter
Ian Matthews ... Snick
Gavin Fox ... Dutch Balik
Stephane Garneau-Monten ... Remy
Lukas Penar ... Big Man
Carleigh Beverly ... Audrey
Lily Gao ... Female Cleaner
Michael B. Jordan ... Male Cleaner (as Michael B Jordan)
Milton Barnes ... Guidance Counselor
Michael Grisley Michael Grisley ... School Bully
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Storyline

Co-directors Jonathan Baker and Josh Baker's sci-fi action thriller features James Franco, Zoe Kravitz, and Dennis Quaid. A young boy (Myles Truitt) finds a powerful otherworldly weapon, which he uses to save his older adoptive brother (Jack Reynor) from a crew of thugs. Before long, the two of them are also pursued by federal agents and mysterious mercenaries aiming to reclaim their asset.

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All he needed was a way out. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for gun violence and intense action, suggestive material, language, thematic elements and drinking | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The two directors of the movie are brothers (Jonathan Baker and Josh Baker). See more »

Goofs

The force of the ray gun is wildly inconsistent. From blowing halls through concrete walls, to just being able to blow up a hay bale with no damage to the surroundings. See more »

Crazy Credits

(spoiler) Michael B. Jordan's executive producer credit doesn't appear until the end of the film, presumably to keep the surprise of his cameo in the movie's climax. See more »

Connections

Features Bubblegum Crisis (1987) See more »

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Have You Ever
Written by Roy Tanner
Performed by George Brazzel
Courtesy of Resnik Music Group
Under license from Music Supervisor Inc.
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Like a lot of the 80s sci-fi flicks I really enjoyed as a kid.
31 August 2018 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'KIN': Three and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

A sci-fi action flick about an adopted teenage boy and his recently paroled brother who go on the run from violent vengeful criminals, as well as the law and aliens, with a secret otherworldly weapon. It was directed by debut feature filmmakers Jonathan and Josh Baker, and it was written by Daniel Casey (based on a short film by the Bakers). The movie stars newcomer Myles Truitt, Jack Reynor, Zoe Kravitz, James Franco and Dennis Quaid. It's received mostly negative reviews from critics, but I mostly enjoyed it. It's definitely uneven, and not a great film by any means, but it is fun and involving. The performances are all good in it, and it reminds me of a lot of the 80s sci-fi flicks I really enjoyed as a kid. I had a good time watching it.


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,035,618, 2 September 2018

Gross USA:

$5,718,096

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,313,019
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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