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Gleaming the Cube Details


Gleaming the Cube does for skateboarding what Over the Top did for arm wrestling -- i.e. not a hell of a lot. Christian Slater is the skateboarding star, playing Brian Kelly, a sneering and laconic teen outcast. He feels left out and envious of his adopted Vietnamese brother Vinh's (Art Chudabala) success as an honor roll student and as the center of attention in his family. When Vinh commits suicide, Brian is suspicious and rolls away on his skateboard to find out what really happened -- and ultimately to avenge his murder. Brian's investigation is aided and abetted by a sardonic detective named Al Lucero (Steven Bauer), a collection of skateboard aficionados, and an incredibly attractive Vietnamese girl, Tina (Min Luong). ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:January 13, 1989


Christian Slater
as Brian Kelly
Steven Bauer
as Al Lucero
Min Luong
as Tina Trac
Art Chudabala
as Vinh Kelly
Le Tuan
as Col. Trac
Richard Herd
as Ed Lawndale
Tony Hawk
as Buddy
Natas Kaupas
as Skater
Peter Kwong
as Bobby Nguyen
Chi Muoi Lo
as Tough #1
Christian Jacobs
as Grenig
Ed Lauter
as Mr. Kelly
Max Perlich
as Yabbo
Rita Rudner
as Mrs. Yabbo
Jack Riley
as Homeowner
Mike McGill
as Skater
Arsenio "Sonny" Trinidad
as Other Nguyen
F. William Parker
as Motel Manager
Tommy Guerrero
as Sam
Charles Cyphers
as Harvey McGill
Micole Mercurio
as Mrs. Kelly
J. Jay Saunders
as Medical Examiner
Joshua Ravetch
as Student Pilot
Kieu Chinh
as Madame Trac
Joe Gosha
as Nick Oliver
Vien Hong
as Tough #
Eric Dressen
as Skater
Andy Nguyen
as Tran Thanh
Angela Moya
as Houskeeper
Buddy Joe Hooker
as Corvette Driver


Graeme Clifford
Lawrence Turman
David Foster
Michael Tolkin
Reed Smoot
John Wright
John Muto
Production Designer
Dan Webster
Art Director
John Turman
Associate Producer
Michael Tolkin
Associate Producer
Susan J. Emshwiller
Set Designer
Buddy Joe Hooker
Elisabeth Leustig
Annie D'Angelo