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Next of Kin (1989)

Next of Kin poster

Lorimar Film Entertainment
Starring:
 Patrick Swayze, Liam Neeson
Directed by: John Irvin

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: Chicago police officer Truman Gates (Patrick Swayze) finds himself reacquainted with his hillbilly roots when one brother is murdered and his other brother Briar (Liam Neeson) arrives to seek justice.

Kitty Cameos: After his brother’s death, Truman travels to the hills for the funeral. Outside his family’s home, a white cat is seen walking down the steps, pausing to look at the dog lying there.

Next of Kin - white cat walking down steps outside wooden house and looking at dog

Next of Kin - white cat walking down steps outside wooden house and looking at dog

Later in the film Briar breaks into a vending machine rental company looking for the men who killed his brother. A gray tuxedo cat is lying on the floor inside the door and remains there, seemingly more interested in what’s on the other side of the doorway than the man breaking in.

Next of Kin - gray and white tuxedo cat looking at door

Next of Kin - gray and white tuxedo cat looking at doorway as Briar Liam Neeson sneaks by

Next of Kin - gray and white tuxedo cat looking at doorway as Briar Liam Neeson walks away

This same cat is seen some time later on a security monitor as the bad guys track Briar’s progress into the building.

Next of Kin - gray and white tuxedo cat on security camera monitor

Next of Kin - gray and white tuxedo cat on security camera monitor

Final Mewsings: And hence the cat was never able to obtain another security guard job.


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