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Brian's adopted brother is killed when he discovers that the shop he works in sends weapons to Vietnam instead of medications. To the police it looks like suicide, but Brian knows better so... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Brian Kelly
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Al Lucero
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Ed Lawndale
Le Tuan ...
Colonel Trac
Min Luong ...
Tina Trac
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Vinh Kelly
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Mr. Kelly
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Mrs. Kelly
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Bobby Nguyen
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Harvey McGill
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Yabbo
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Buddy
Tommy Guerrero ...
Sam
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Gremic
Joe Gosha ...
Nick Oliver
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Brian's adopted brother is killed when he discovers that the shop he works in sends weapons to Vietnam instead of medications. To the police it looks like suicide, but Brian knows better so he skates off to investigate the murder himself. Written by Lars J. Aas <larsa@colargol.edb.tih.no>

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All he cared about was Gleaming the Cube...until the night they killed his brother. See more »

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Action | Drama | Mystery

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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13 January 1989 (USA)  »

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$2,777,280 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Disneyland landmarks the Matterhorn Bobsleds, Mark III ALWEG Monorail, and original Disneyland sign can be seen in the film. Also seen are banners on Anaheim streetlights promoting Disneyland's "State Fair '87" promotion. See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt double for Slater during the intense skating scenes in the house under construction. See more »

Quotes

[Brian comes to school with a new, clean-cut look]
Yabbo: Brian, Halloween's not 'til October.
Brian Kelly: So?
Yabbo: So? Where's your board?
Brian Kelly: I felt like walking today!
Yabbo: Why are you wearing those clothes?
Gremic: Oh, I know, his clothes are in the cleaners.
Buddy: I bet his mom put him up to it.
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Crazy Credits

Rodney Mullen can be seen doing flatground tricks toward the beginning of the end credits. See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: To Surveil, with Love (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

BROTHER TO BROTHER
Written by Bob Crewe, Jerry Corbetta and Bob Gaudio
Performed by Billy Burnette
Produced and Arranged by Michael Lloyd
For Mike Curb Productions
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A Classic!
24 January 2004 | by (Halifax, Nova Scotia) – See all my reviews

Alright, the movie ain't ALL THAT, but it brings back warm memories. The whole style of the movie was real cool back when I was 10, and the feelings kind of stuck.

The story line is stupid but the skater-guys are cool. A lot of the acting is poor, but a GOOD MOVIE. You have to look past all the bad stuff and just try to sink into the whole 'nice family' good brother avenging the death of his step-brother theme. THEN you will enjoy it. :-)

Regards, Chafie


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