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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 overview, first billed only:
Brian Kelly
Al Lucero
Ed Lawndale
Le Tuan ...
Colonel Trac
Min Luong ...
Tina Trac
Vinh Kelly
Mr. Kelly
Mrs. Kelly
Bobby Nguyen
Harvey McGill
Tommy Guerrero ...
Joe Gosha ...
Nick Oliver


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 <>

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Skate or Die See more »


Action | Drama | Mystery


PG-13 | See all certifications »




Release Date:

13 January 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Brother's Justice  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)


$2,777,280 (USA)

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


While Brian and his friends are on the plane, his friends start applying skateboarding stickers to the plane's windows. One of the stickers reads "Tony Hawk." Interestingly, Tony Hawk portrays Buddy, one of Brian's friends. See more »


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


Bobby Nguyen: Don't give me a jerk-off handjob!
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Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in Greening the Cube: 100-Mile Housing (2009) See more »


Written by Clifton Davis
Vietnamese Translation by Jean-Pierre Nguyen
Performed by Khanh Ha
Produced and Arranged by Laurence Juber
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I love the 80's
18 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this movie!

It's got a plot, good skating, and its entertaining.

What more could you ask for.

It is just your typical 80's movie and personally, I think those are the best kind.

If you don't like it, maybe you should try suspending disbelief.

That usually works for me.

My recommendation...

Check it out if you need something to do late at night and you're tired of watching all of the normal blockbusters that come out these days.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

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