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Gleaming the Cube (1989)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Mystery | 13 January 1989 (USA)
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'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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13 January 1989 (USA)  »

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A Brother's Justice  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,777,280
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Pro-skaters Mike McGill and Rodney Mullen were the stunt doubles for Christian Slater. See more »

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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 »

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Tina Trac: How did you get to be so cynical?
Brian Kelly: Practice.
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Rodney Mullen can be seen doing flatground tricks toward the beginning of the end credits. See more »

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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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whoa, this is simply the coolest. skate or die man!
2 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

It doesn't get any cooler than this. This is the best skate boarding movie ever. There are some really impressive scenes and the movie totally rocks. Its a bit old school now, but so what? It just adds charactor and proves that it doesn't matter how advanced technology gets, they don't make gems like this anymore. yep, they sure as hell don't! Check out Christian Slaters hair! Its awesome. And so's this movie. Heh, Sorry to sound like a air headed boy of 13. The only thing I would ever slamm this movie for was some of the acting. Christian Slater is cool, but there were some weak performances by others. This doesn't effect the movie on bit though! Hey, and it has Tony Hawk in it. The man! Need I say anymore?

2 very enthusiastic thumbs up, 10 out of 10


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