Next of Kin
Next of Kin (1989)

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 Appalachian home for life as a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 20, 1989
DVD Release Date: October 20, 1998
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Brian Orndorf

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.

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Luke Y. Thompson
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A bunch of rednecks get mad and seek revenge. If that sounds good to you, have at it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Tim Salmons
Swayze returns along with the likes of Liam Neeson to kick ass Southern-style in the big city in this revenge tail.
David Ladd
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… More
Chris Weber
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 as it… More
Stephen Skudlarek
You'd think that with a cast this good, the film might be on the same level, but unfortunately, it follows the path of The Spirit (a terrible film w/ a… More
Dean McKenna
This action movie isn't too bad, but it is not particularly action-packed, director John Irvin does provide the expected gunplay and macho confrontations.… More