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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
Micole Mercurio ...
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 <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 »


Action | Drama | Mystery


PG-13 | See all certifications »




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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Former pro-skater Tommy Guerrero made $500 per day teaching Christian Slater how to skateboard. See more »


When Brian is sneaking into the WMS warehouse you can clearly see a number of times his skateboard he had throughout the first half of the movie. He then sacrifices the board to blow up the propane tank. A few scenes later when he is riding in the street with his backpack he has the same skateboard, then breaks the trucks on the police lights. Only then does he replace it for the new black board. See more »


Brian Kelly: I don't know what's worse: getting blown up in nuclear war or having a 7-11 on every corner.
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Crazy Credits

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


Music & Lyrics by La Van Lieh
Performed by The AVT Trid
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The best the 80's had to offer
21 July 2001 | by (San Jose, California) – See all my reviews

What a sweet movie. This movie just about wraps up the "rad" pop culture of the 1980's, and puts it into one film. The skateboarding is incredible, and it features Tony Hawk who developed into the #1 skater in the world. While this movie might not be realistic, it made me laugh all the way through. The best scene by far involves Tony Hawk and a Pizza Hut truck. Enjoy this movie and remember the 80's.

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