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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

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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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13 January 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Brother's Justice  »

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$2,777,280 (USA)
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Trivia

There is an Easter Egg on some DVD releases containing a skateboarding documentary. See more »

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

Quotes

Mr. Kelly: [after picking up Brian at the police station] Brian, the skateboard stays in the garage.
Brian Kelly: Heh! What you worried about? It's not gonna shit on the rug!
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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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Music by Jay Ferguson
Lyrics by Rob Fitzgerald
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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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