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Gleaming the Cube does for skateboarding what 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

Cast

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

Crew

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