Next of Kin

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  • R
  • 1989
  • 1 hr 48 min
  • 5.8  (12,258)
  • 53

Next of Kin is an action-packed thriller film from 1989 featuring Patrick Swayze, Liam Neeson, and Adam Baldwin as the lead cast members. The movie is directed by John Irvin and produced by Larry DeWaay and Stephen J. Friedman. The film revolves around Truman Gates, a police officer from the rural town of Appalachia in Kentucky, who tragically loses his younger brother Gerald Gates (Bill Paxton) in a violent gangland-style murder on the mean streets of Chicago. Truman, who is forced to travel to the Windy City after his brother's death, is out for revenge as he tries to uncover the identities of the ruthless mafia figures responsible for his brother's killing.

As the story unfolds, Truman finds himself caught in-between two worlds: his simple life in the rural area back home and the corrupt and violent reality of the city. He teams up with his cousin, Briar Gates (Liam Neeson), who is also a cop in Chicago, to find the killers who are responsible for his brother's death. He realizes that the only way to get to the people behind this heinous crime is to infiltrate the underground world of Chicago's criminal underbelly.

As Truman and Briar dig deeper and deeper, they begin to uncover disturbing facts about the case that lead them to believe that the killers are not just any ordinary gangsters, but instead belong to a powerful and influential Italian-American mafia family called the Gallaghers.

Despite the obvious danger, Truman and Briar continue to pursue justice, putting their lives on the line as they try to unravel the mystery and bring the murderers to justice. Along the way, they are faced with a series of obstacles and challenges, including corruption, betrayal, and violence.

With the help of a local police officer, Joey Rosselini (Adam Baldwin), Truman and Briar gain access to the Gallagher family's inner circle, where they discover that the mafia organization runs a vast criminal empire that includes gambling, drugs, and prostitution. With the odds stacked against them, Truman and Briar must use their wits and courage to outsmart the mafia and bring the killers to justice.

As the film reaches its climax, Truman and Briar find themselves in a life-threatening situation as they confront the mafia bosses responsible for Gerald's death. The explosive finale of the film features a bone-chilling and action-packed shoot-out between the Gallaghers and the Gates cousins.

Overall, Next of Kin is a gripping and suspenseful action thriller that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats from beginning to end. The film is notable for its strong performances from the main actors, including Patrick Swayze, Liam Neeson, and Adam Baldwin, as well as its gritty and realistic portrayal of the criminal underworld of Chicago. It is a must-see for fans of classic action movies and crime dramas.

Next of Kin is a 1989 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 48 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8 and a MetaScore of 53.

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