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Gleaming the Cube (1989)

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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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1.85 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

Brian uses a skateboard tool called an Elephant Wrench to force the ignition on Colonel Trac's car. In reality the kingpin side of an Elephant Wrench is too large to fit an ignition. See more »

Quotes

Brian Kelly: Do you know what a farm vet does? He helps cows get well so they can live long enough to be turned into Quarter Pounders. It's ridiculous!
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Crazy Credits

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

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Soundtracks

STUKAS OVER DISNEYLAND
Written by Leonard Phillips, Stan Lee, Billy Club and Steve Mufsteter
Performed by The Dickies
Courtesy of Restless Records
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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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