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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)  »

Also Known As:

A Brother's Justice  »

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$2,777,280 (USA)
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Trivia

Former pro-skater Tommy Guerrero made $500 per day teaching Christian Slater how to skateboard. 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 »

Quotes

Brian Kelly: If my dog had a face like yours I'd shave his ass and teach him to walk backwards.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Lemon of Troy (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Pastiche of skateboarding, murder, romance and action has soul
9 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You don't need to be of the 80s generation or an 80s lover to like this movie. I'm 72 and I like it. Christian Slater and his buddies do such a nice job portraying smart but good kids who don't fit into the rigid system. Good for them! So they're middle class and well off, so what. They're loyal to one another and they're not a violent gang.

The skateboarding is fantastic.

The action chase at the end is a darn good one.

The strange thing is that it's a murder story and a detective story, which is why it appears on some neo-noir lists.

The movie actually has some soul in its own way.


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