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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

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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Storyline

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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Action | Drama | Mystery

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13 January 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Brother's Justice  »

Box Office

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$2,777,280 (USA)
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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

During the downhill chase scene with the motorcycles, Brian ollies onto the top of the cop car knocking off the lights. In the next shot, the cops look up to the roof of their car and you can still the bottom of the lights, still intact. See more »

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

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References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »

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GLEAMING THE CUBE
Written by Robbin Thompson, Carlos Chafin and Eric Heiberg
Performed by James House
Produced by Michael James Jackson
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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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