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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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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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When getting even means risking it all See more »

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Action | Drama | Mystery

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13 January 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Brother's Justice  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$2,777,280 (USA)
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Goofs

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Quotes

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NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE
Written by Clifton Davis
Vietnamese Translation by Jean-Pierre Nguyen
Performed by Khanh Ha
Produced and Arranged by Laurence Juber
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Great 80s film, nothing amazing, but certainly competent in what it does, and not many films like it
24 April 2005 | by (Luton, England) – See all my reviews

One of the first films of its kind that I had seen and is still really entertaining, after I hunted it down on DVD and watched for the first time last night for years. I like the portrayal of the skater guys. It frames their attitude nicely.

Slater's 'I miss you' speech was pretty cringing for me, but apart from that, the film carries itself really well without trying to take itself too seriously, and it comes off better for it.

The Corvette guy was a terrible addition in many ways, but despite being so bad, it was hilarious. One of those scenes where you'd say 'who would do that???' and then... 'who would carry on doing that after this?'... you'll see what I mean...


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