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Gleaming the Cube (1989)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Drama, Mystery  |  13 January 1989 (USA)
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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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When getting even means risking it all See more »

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13 January 1989 (USA)  »

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A Brother's Justice  »

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$2,777,280 (USA)
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The Cosmic Age Lodge used in the movie is now demolished. It was on Harbor Boulevard just south of the Disneyland entrance and north of Katella. Now part of Cars Land sits where the motel stood. Before the Disneyland area was drastically changed and the "Space Race" was in it's heyday, Harbor Boulevard had a lot of "Space Age" themed motels, as well as "Character" themed motels/hotels such as "The Peter Pan Lodge". See more »

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During the big chase sequence at the end, the burgundy Toronado (doesn't) have headlight covers. See more »

Quotes

Brian Kelly: I don't know what's worse: getting blown up in nuclear war or having a 7-11 on every corner.
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SAIGON ANGEL
Music & Lyrics by La Van Lieh
Performed by The AVT Trid
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A fun stupid film
3 February 2004 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

This is the story of a young confused high school punk who loses his adopted Vietnamese brother to a couple of gun runners. What is he to do? Well he could figure out who these people are and when he's frustrated, he could just skateboard while he's pissed. To lighten things up, he could hit on his dead brothers girlfriend.

There are many famous skaters who lent their abilities to this film. This does rank above the break dancing movies ('Breakin'')and the evil dancing movies ('Footloose' and 'Dirty Dancing') of the eighties, but I don't think it comes close to bike movies ('Rad' and 'The Dirtbike Kid')


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