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Next of Kin
Patrick Swayze and Helen Hunt




Overview -
When a young Kentucky man living in Chicago is murdered by a ruthless Mafia boss, his older brother, a Chicago cop, decides to hunt for the killer. Complicating matters for the cop is the arrival of a third brother, fresh from the hills of rural Appalachia, who also wants to find the murderer, but has less concern for the niceties of the law. Undeterred by the mob's sophisticated and systematic brutality, this Kentucky boy seeks vengeance hillbilly-style -- and he won't rest until he gets it.

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Overview

When a young Kentucky man living in Chicago is murdered by a ruthless Mafia boss, his older brother, a Chicago cop, decides to hunt for the killer. Complicating matters for the cop is the arrival of a third brother, fresh from the hills of rural Appalachia, who also wants to find the murderer, but has less concern for the niceties of the law. Undeterred by the mob's sophisticated and systematic brutality, this Kentucky boy seeks vengeance hillbilly-style -- and he won't rest until he gets it.

Main Cast & Crew

John Irvin - Director
Patrick Swayze
Liam Neeson
Adam Baldwin
Helen Hunt
Andreas Katsulas
Bill Paxton
Ben Stiller
Michael J. Pollard

 

Details

DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 108
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 012569067028
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: October 1998

Related Categories:
Movies > Action/Adventure

Related Keywords:
Action
Organized Crime
Vengeance
Cops
Theatrical Release
Crime

 

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Synopsis:
When the gangsters of a Chicago crime "family" murder the brother of a police officer, there's going to be hell to pay. It seems the cop comes from the Appalachian Hills where they believe in backwoods-style retribution.

Notes:
Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Censors. Estimated budget of $12 million. Prints by Metrocolor. Shot on location in Hazard, Kentucky and Chicago, Illinois. Began shooting August 22, 1988; completed shooting November 1988. A new ending was shot; that filming was completed late July 1989. Released in the USA October 20, 1989. The last film to be produced by Lorimar Film Entertainment before the independent company was bought out by Warner Communications

Reviews:
"...Appreciably better-than-average....Swayze makes a solid leading man, but the film is stolen by [Neeson]..." - 10/21/1989 New York Times, p.16

 

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