Though much of the cast with the exception of Slater and Bauer are largely unknown, the combination of skateboarding and crime-solving helps to put an original spin on an otherwise cliched tale. Music use permitted under a Creative Commons license. Skateboarding figure Tony Hawk, in a 2008 interview with Slater, revealed that he is continually asked if Slater actually skated in the film. Brian visits his friend Yabbo, who builds a newer, faster skateboard for Brian and rallies the rest of the skateboarding clique. Brian tries to convince Detective Al Lucero that his brother did not commit suicide. The others have been remodeled and no longer have the space theme.
The police manage to apprehend the bikers and, with the aid of an interpreter, Lucero is able to confirm Lawndale's role in the attack. Though die-hard skaters are likely to eat it up, the serious movie goer will see it as nothing more than an average revenge story, with an unorthodox twist. There was so much cool skateboarding detail and texture in it. An avid skateboarder, Brian is frequently at odds with his parents for his increasingly reckless behavior, which has landed him in jail on more than one occasion. Refusing to accept the police's theory of suicide, Brian launches his own investigation, determined to unveil the truth of what really happened to his brother.
As Lawndale prepares to shoot Brian, he soars into the air on his skateboard and knocks Lawndale out. I guess I was too young to have given the Vietnamese Anti-Communist Relief Fund that much thought. Special thanks to Retro Promenade for the use of music from the album Carpenter. And the big chase scene at the end?! A season two episode of the original series makes a word-play reference to the film. Brian comforts Tina about her father's death and suggests that they return to school together, implying that their relationship will continue. San Francisco, California: High Speed Productions Inc.
Gleaming the Cube is most certainly one of those guilty pleasure movies for which the 80's are so well-known. Thanks for your comment and for enjoying the episode! After the funeral, Brian finds the list of medical supplies Vinh was investigating, written in Vietnamese. A distressed Tina spends the night with Brian instead and discovers a lighter belonging to her father in Brian's room, leading Brian to explain all his suspicions to her. However, the incident causes Trac to panic and send his wife and daughter away to his brother's house. When Colonel Trac arrives, it is revealed that he and Lawndale are conspirators in a scheme to smuggle illegal weapons to Vietnam.
I coincidentally just watched these hilarious video from Danny McBribe on that topic, yesterday. When his adopted Vietnamese brother, Vinh Art Chudabala turns up dead after uncovering a mysterious error in the shipping records at his place of work, Brian Christian Slater begins to suspect something more. The only real complaint I have about the film is that the novelty doesn't last long. California Skate - Gleaming the Cube 1989 Mux - H264 - Ita Eng Aac Torrent Description Gleaming the Cube was the first movie I thought of when I saw the Tony Hawk, and Mike Magill were some of the skaters used to film the stunts. The image More info Only premium members and contributors can download this picture.
Recommended for your next YouTube rabbit hole. Whoever owned the car seemed to know who Perlich was because he showed up to the set the next day and got into a fist fight with Perlich. He remembers, one night, on a break from shooting, he went with Perlich and some others, skating around the city and Perlich did an acid drop off of someone's car. Hawk has remained in contact with Slater well beyond the production of the film. However, you guys barely talked about any of my favorite scenes in this movie.
It featured as Brian Kelly, a 16-year-old investigating the death of his adopted Vietnamese brother. Author: Verdict I enjoyed this movie when I was a kid and actually took up skateboarding because of it. While skeptical, Lucero offers to look into it. Convinced that Vinh poses no threat to their operation, Trac intends to set him free, but Vinh is strangled to death by Nguyen. They were cracking me up. The 2010 skateboarding video game Skate 3 featured a mission with a name parodying the movie's title, Teaming the Kube, the Kube being an area in the game.
Crew Brian Kelly is a slacker at heart. They hang Vinh's body from a noose, so the police deem it a suicide. Brian flees to notify the police, but they find no trace of the crime and later learn that Nguyen supposedly arrived in Thailand. The skating technical advisor for the film was original. After an image makeover, Brian asks her out on a date and the two become closer. Brian, Lucero, and the entire skateboarding crew eventually corner Lawndale. According to Hawk, was the only one of the non-pro skating cast who could skateboard.