Next of Kin

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In theaters Oct 20, 1989
R, 1 hr. 41 min.


Movie Info

Synopsis: When his brother is murdered, a policeman is caught between his devotion to the law and his family's desire for revenge in this action drama. Patrick Swayze plays Truman Gates, who left his backwoods
Director: John Irvin
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 41 min.
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Theater Release: Oct 20, 1989
DVD Release: Oct 20, 1998


Patrick Swayze

Truman Gates
Liam Neeson

Briar Gates
Adam Baldwin

Joey Rossellini
Helen Hunt

Jessie Gates
Andreas Katsulas

John Isabella
Bill Paxton

Gerald Gates
Ben Stiller

Lawrence Isabella
Del Close



Critic Reviews

  • Next of Kin isn't a dazzling picture, but there's personality about it that eases the blow of idiocy, keeping the adventure of Truman Gates, redneck cop, alive and well. More...
  • A bunch of rednecks get mad and seek revenge. If that sounds good to you, have at it. More...
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User Reviews

  • Swayze returns along with the likes of Liam Neeson to kick ass Southern-style in the big city in this revenge tail.
  • This is a vey predictable yet moderately entertaining story of a hillbilly family in a feud against a mob family. It really is as silly and ridiculous...
  • This action movie isn't too bad, but it is not particularly action-packed, director John Irvin does provide the expected gunplay and macho...
  • Director John Irvin must have a real passion for mob movies. He tries his best in both Schwarzenegger's Raw Deal and a few years later with Patrick...