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Bruce A. Evans
Ric Roman Waugh
A waitress hardly notices a shy busboy who secretly loves her; until one night she's attacked and he comes to her rescue. From there a relationship sparks but one secret could mean disaster for these fated lovers.
Mitchell Goosen is sixteen/seventeen year old kid from California who loves to surf and roller blade. Yet, his parents, who are two zoologists were given a grant to work in Australia. The ... See full summary »
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
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The Colonel wears a Los Angeles Rams jacket and hat. The Rams moved from Los Angeles to St. Louis in 1994, only to move back to Los Angeles in 2016. See more »
When Brian climbs into Yabbo's bomb shelter and asks him to build a new board for him, he specifically states he wants a lapper included in the build. When Yabbo hands the finished board to Brian, you can clearly see that there is no lapper. See more »
If my dog had a face like yours I'd shave his ass and teach him to walk backwards.
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Rodney Mullen can be seen doing flatground tricks toward the beginning of the end credits. See more »
I love Gleaming the Cube, with the exception of the coyingly senitmental dialogue going on and some of the forced grief by Slater. It's a pretty cool 80s action movie for skaters.
A kid mysteriously winds up dead after he goes poking his nose into questionable problems with shipping orders for the Vietnamese Relief. The cops say all signs point to suicide (or at least they're not conclusive of any other cause of death), but his skater brother is determined to prove that he was murdered. Gleaming the Cube, as Brian's (Slater) friend Yabbo (Perlich) explains, is about finding your place. A soul searching that is bound by no rules and standards, in other words. It's actually a pretty fun, if not different, story involving athletes, nevermind skaters. Although, I'm pretty sick of the super-patriotic themes. Plus, you have a few of the Bones Brigade cast in the main role (actually only Tony Hawk and Tommy Guerrero get lead parts) while the rest of the Bones Brigade took up stunt parts (Cabby and Rodney Mullen, most noteably). Plus, you have a pretty rad soundtrack, and Christian Slater and Max Perlich make believable teenagers, and entertaining ones at that (rather than obnoxious or totally stupid). Skaters saving the day? What could be better?
The music, the story, and the actors, it's a score! It's one of my favorite skating movies and certainly one of my favorite 80s movies.
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