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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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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  »

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$2,777,280 (USA)
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When Brian's friends see him on a bike instead of his skateboard, they joke about how he'll be riding around on a scooter next. In The Legend of Billie Jean (1985), Christian Slater played a character whose most prized possession was a scooter. 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

Gremic: [While in the plane scouting for a pool] Check it out, there's my mom's, there's my dad's house.
Buddy: Hey, there's my Pizza Hut!
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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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Referenced in Raising Hope: Lord of the Ring (2013) See more »

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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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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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