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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Christian Slater is a stranger who comes to a small town. The local citizens think he's up to no good. After bothering him for a while, he blurts out in frustration, that he is there to ... See full summary »
From start to finish, it's a story of friendship between 4 street-wise males who don't mind using violence to achieve the lives that they want. They trust no one but each other which is vital to their success as mobsters.
A three-part anthology suspense program in which men and women face life's ultimate danger zone. Each episode is introduced by a mysterious figure known as The Watcher, who arrives on the ... See full summary »
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
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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 »
During the big chase sequence at the end, the burgundy Toronado (doesn't) have headlight covers. See more »
If my dog had a face like yours I'd shave his ass and teach him to walk backwards.
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Rodney Mullen can be seen doing flatground tricks toward the beginning of the end credits. See more »
I love Gleaming the Cube, with the exception of the coyingly senitmental dialogue going on and some of the forced grief by Slater. It's a pretty cool 80s action movie for skaters.
A kid mysteriously winds up dead after he goes poking his nose into questionable problems with shipping orders for the Vietnamese Relief. The cops say all signs point to suicide (or at least they're not conclusive of any other cause of death), but his skater brother is determined to prove that he was murdered. Gleaming the Cube, as Brian's (Slater) friend Yabbo (Perlich) explains, is about finding your place. A soul searching that is bound by no rules and standards, in other words. It's actually a pretty fun, if not different, story involving athletes, nevermind skaters. Although, I'm pretty sick of the super-patriotic themes. Plus, you have a few of the Bones Brigade cast in the main role (actually only Tony Hawk and Tommy Guerrero get lead parts) while the rest of the Bones Brigade took up stunt parts (Cabby and Rodney Mullen, most noteably). Plus, you have a pretty rad soundtrack, and Christian Slater and Max Perlich make believable teenagers, and entertaining ones at that (rather than obnoxious or totally stupid). Skaters saving the day? What could be better?
The music, the story, and the actors, it's a score! It's one of my favorite skating movies and certainly one of my favorite 80s movies.
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