Next of Kin Soundtrack (

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Tags: six shooter, modern western, cowboy hat, desert eagle
Alternate Names:
Title in Español:

Con su propia ley

Title in Italiano:

Vendetta trasversale

Title in Português:

A Vingança do Clã

Title in Français:

Un flic à Chicago


Next of Kin

Chicago cop Truman Gates has alienated his rural Kentucky relatives by living in the big city. Truman is happily married to Jessie, a violinist and music teacher. Back on the family spread in Kentucky, Truman's older brother Briar Gates, who has had to struggle ever since the local coal mine was closed down, resents Truman for moving to Chicago and for convincing their younger brother, Gerald Gates, to do the same. Gerald, a truck driver for a vending machine company, feels torn between Truman and Briar.

But things are about to take a deadly turn, thanks to Chicago's Isabella crime family, which is led by John Isabella. In an attempt to legitimize his enterprises, John is bringing his son Lawrence Isabella, a recent business school graduate, into the Isabella family operation. That doesn't sit well with Joey Rosselini, whose plan to succeed John as the head of the family is now threatened. Insulted by being forced to groom Lawrence for a position that he feels should be his, Joey reluctantly lets Lawrence accompany him on a little trip to convince the owners of a local vending machine company to sell out to the Isabellas.

Joey's method of achieving this goal is to hijack a company truck filled with merchandise, but its driver, Gerald Gates, leads them on a chase, and nearly escapes before Joey shoots him dead. By the time Truman figures out that it was Joey who killed Gerald, Briar has arrived in Chicago looking for Joey, and then Lawrence is found dead. John wants revenge, and Joey tells John that it was Truman and Briar who killed Lawrence. Briar later ends up killed by Joey in a shoot-out.

Having had more than enough, Truman gets his family together for an all out war against Joey and his henchmen.

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Next of Kin
Larry Gatlin: Writer
Larry Gatlin: Performer
Brother to Brother
Gregg Allman: Performer
Hillbilly Heart
Ricky Van Shelton: Performer
Hey Backwoods
Rodney Crowell: Writer
Rodney Crowell: Performer
The Yard Sale
Billy Lawson: Performer
Pyramid of Cans
Mel Tillis: Writer
George Jones: Performer
Straight and Narrow
Ricky Skaggs: Writer
Ricky Skaggs: Performer
Wailing Sax
Duane Eddy: Performer
My Sweet Babies Gone
My Sweet Understanding Lady
B.B. King: Writer
Mario Lanza: Performer
Enrico Toselli: Writer
Orange Blossom Special
Ervin T. Rouse: Writer
Protect and Serve
Stevie Salas: Performer

User reviews

James Lewis

The music choices in Next of Kin complement the rural Kentucky setting as well as the gritty urban scenes in Chicago, creating a cohesive audio experience.

Donald Rodriguez

The soundtrack's ability to seamlessly transition between moments of action and moments of introspection showcases the versatility and skill of the composers.

Paul Campbell

The soundtrack of Next of Kin perfectly captures the tension and suspense of the film's plot, enhancing the overall viewing experience.

Dorothy Hill

Overall, the music in Next of Kin adds a layer of richness to the film, elevating it beyond just a typical action thriller and giving it a memorable audio identity.

Andrew Garcia

The incorporation of traditional Kentucky folk music elements in the soundtrack pays homage to the characters' rural roots, adding authenticity to the setting and characters.

David Jackson

The soundtrack of Next of Kin seamlessly transitions between intense action sequences and emotional character moments, enhancing the overall storytelling.

Robert Baker

The soundtrack's dynamic range, from intense orchestral pieces to subtle acoustic melodies, keeps the audience engaged and invested in the unfolding drama.

Stephanie Turner

I appreciate how the soundtrack of Next of Kin intensifies the stakes of the characters' decisions and actions, making their struggles feel more palpable.

Michelle Anderson

The emotional depth of the violin pieces in the soundtrack, reflecting Jessie's character as a violinist and music teacher, adds a layer of complexity and poignancy to the story, making the audience connect even more with the characters and their struggles.

Jennifer Garcia

I found the overall composition and arrangement of the soundtrack in Next of Kin to be underwhelming and generic. The music did not leave a lasting impression or evoke any strong emotions, missing the opportunity to elevate key moments in the plot and connect with the audience on a deeper level.

Amanda Hall

The use of violin music in the soundtrack adds a haunting and emotional quality to key scenes, creating a sense of depth and complexity in the storytelling.

Linda Anderson

Overall, the soundtrack of Next of Kin elevates the film to a higher level, immersing the audience in the world of the story and enhancing the emotional impact of the narrative.

Joshua Campbell

The choice of music in Next of Kin seemed outdated and uninspired, lacking the modern edge needed to complement the gritty urban setting and the tension between the characters. It failed to create a memorable atmosphere or add depth to the scenes.

Stephanie Jones

I found the use of violin in the soundtrack of Next of Kin particularly moving, reflecting the character of Jessie and her connection to music.

Laura Harris

The soundtrack of Next of Kin perfectly captures the tension and drama of the movie's storyline, enhancing the viewing experience.

Mary Adams

The use of music in Next of Kin helps to establish the different dynamics between the Gates brothers and the Isabella crime family, adding depth to their conflicts.

Ronald Scott

The soundtrack of Next of Kin felt disconnected from the intense and emotional storyline of the movie. The music did not effectively enhance the suspense or action sequences, making it hard to fully engage with the film.

Michael Mitchell

The blend of traditional Kentucky folk music with modern, gritty urban sounds in the soundtrack mirrors the clash of cultures and personalities depicted in the movie, creating a unique and immersive listening experience that complements the film's narrative beautifully.

George Jones

The music in Next of Kin effectively sets the tone for the action-packed scenes, adding depth to the emotions portrayed on screen.

Betty Thompson

The soundtrack of Next of Kin perfectly captures the tension and suspense of the film, enhancing the action-packed scenes and keeping me on the edge of my seat throughout.

Mary Turner

The soundtrack of Next of Kin expertly builds suspense during key moments, keeping me engaged and on the edge of my seat.