GLEAMING THE CUBE (aka A BROTHER'S JUSTICE; SKATE OR
D: Graeme Clifford
Rank/Gladden (Lawrence Turman)
USA 🇺🇸 1988
W: Michael Tolkin
DP: Reed Smoot
Ed: John Wright
Mus: Jay Ferguson
Christian Slater (Brian Kelly), Steven Bauer (Al Lucero),
Richard Herd (Ed Lawndale), Le Huan (Col. Trac), Min Luong (Tina Trac)
Christian Slater plays a skateboarder whose adopted
Vietnamese brother is murdered, compelling Slater to track down the killer himself.
This dated film from the 80's had some promise, but
doesn't really work under its premise or paint-by-numbers plot which is similar to every other movie of its type with some skateboarding and a Tony Hawk cameo chucked in. It will probably
only appeal to those who understand what the title means (skateboard terminology apparently meaning to push the boundaries of your limits) and quite literally, nobody else.