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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Kelly
Al Lucero
Ed Lawndale
Le Tuan ...
Colonel Trac
Min Luong ...
Tina Trac
Vinh Kelly
Mr. Kelly
Mrs. Kelly
Bobby Nguyen
Harvey McGill
Tommy Guerrero ...
Joe Gosha ...
Nick Oliver


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 <>

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When getting even means risking it all See more »


Action | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

13 January 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Brother's Justice  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)


$2,777,280 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The stunt on the freeway when Brian goes under the truck was performed by Mark 'Gator' Rogowski See more »


Obvious stunt double for Slater during the intense skating scenes in the house under construction. See more »


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 »


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


Music by Jay Ferguson
Lyrics by Rob Fitzgerald
Performed by Johnny Rad
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30 June 2004 | by (Glasgow, Scotland) – See all my reviews

this movie is great, if you like skating you will love it. if you like mad effects from an 80s movie you will love it. if you like Slater you will indeed love it!!!

it is a good movie with a very bizarre story but it works well and is a great feel good movie. the story is about Slaters brother getting killed when he finds out some imformation about his work that he shouldnt know. Slater takes it in to his own hands to find out why his bro was killed and in the process finds out serous stuff.

Must see, one of slaters classics!!!!

8 out of 10

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