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Gleaming the Cube (1989)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Mystery | 13 January 1989 (USA)
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A young avid skateboarder uncovers a government conspiracy while investigating his adoptive brother's mysterious death.

Director:

Graeme Clifford

Writer:

Michael Tolkin

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Slater ... Brian Kelly
Steven Bauer ... Al Lucero
Richard Herd ... Ed Lawndale
Le Tuan Le Tuan ... Colonel Trac
Min Luong Min Luong ... Tina Trac
Art Chudabala ... Vinh Kelly
Ed Lauter ... Mr. Kelly
Micole Mercurio ... Mrs. Kelly
Peter Kwong ... Bobby Nguyen
Charles Cyphers ... Harvey McGill
Max Perlich ... Yabbo
Tony Hawk ... Buddy
Tommy Guerrero Tommy Guerrero ... Sam
Christian Jacobs ... Gremic
Joe Gosha Joe Gosha ... Nick Oliver
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Storyline

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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They've broken Brian's world apart. Now it's time to even the score! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Brother's Justice See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$740,780, 15 January 1989

Gross USA:

$2,777,280

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,777,280
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There is an Easter Egg on some DVD releases containing a skateboarding documentary. See more »

Goofs

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. See more »

Quotes

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 »

Connections

References Thrashin' (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Brother to Brother
Written by Bob Crewe, Jerry Corbetta and Bob Gaudio
Performed by Billy Burnette
Produced and Arranged by Michael Lloyd
For Mike Curb Productions
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I love the 80's
18 November 2006 | by gregantrim1977See all my reviews

I love this movie!

It's got a plot, good skating, and its entertaining.

What more could you ask for.

It is just your typical 80's movie and personally, I think those are the best kind.

If you don't like it, maybe you should try suspending disbelief.

That usually works for me.

My recommendation...

Check it out if you need something to do late at night and you're tired of watching all of the normal blockbusters that come out these days.


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