Gleaming the Cube (1989)




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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 … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Tolkin
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On DVD: Jun 1, 1999
Vestron Video

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as Brian Kelly

as Det. Al Lucero

as Ed Lawndale

as Col. Trac

as Tina Trac

as Vinh Kelly

as Madame Trac

as Mr. Kelly

as Harvey McGill

as Mrs. Kelly

as Bobby Nguyen

as Nick Oliver

as Buddy

as Tough #

as Corvette Driver

as Houskeeper

as Tran Thanh

as Motel Manager

as Yabbo

as Student Pilot

as Homeowner

as Mrs. Yabbo

as Medical Examiner

as Tough #1
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Critic Reviews for Gleaming the Cube

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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A Cool blast from the past that encompasses as many sensational skating sequences as it does cinematic suspense

Full Review… | June 11, 2005
Film Threat

Audience Reviews for Gleaming the Cube


A very exciting thriller with the best skateboarding chase scenes I've ever seen. Slater is fantastic in this movie, and so cute. I loved it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Dumb action thriller that tries to combine crime drama with skateboarding. Lacking in humour, and other than the preposterous title, completely forgettable.

xGary Xx

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This skateboarding teen action picture has Christian Slater riding out - that sucks.

Dean McKenna

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