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Gleaming the Cube (1989) Poster

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Continuity 

During the intense skate scene on the building site, Slater's skateboard miraculously changes from a regular skateboard to a freestyle board, which is less wide and differently shaped than the board he rides throughout the film.
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When Brian is hiding in the backseat of the car, Nguyen is shot in the back. This causes blood to splatter on the window. However, in the next shot, no blood is visible.
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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.
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During the big chase sequence at the end, the burgundy Toronado (doesn't) have headlight covers.
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During the downhill chase scene with the motorcycles, Brian ollies onto the top of the cop car knocking off the lights. In the next shot, the cops look up to the roof of their car and you can still the bottom of the lights, still intact.
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Errors in geography 

After the skaters are told that they have to head to the intersection of Harbor and Katella, they go into a residential neighborhood. In actuality, Harbor and Katella are major thoroughfares in Anaheim, and the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Katella Avenue is within walking distance of Disneyland. In fact, Harbor and Katella were the nearest cross-streets to the Cosmic Age Lodge where Vinh is killed earlier in the film.
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The stolen sheriff's police cruiser is shown getting on the Interstate 405 just seconds after supposedly being in Anaheim. The 405 does not run through Anaheim.
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Factual errors 

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.
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Revealing mistakes 

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