A young avid skateboarder uncovers a government conspiracy while investigating his adoptive brother's mysterious death.

Director:

Graeme Clifford

Writer:

Michael Tolkin

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Slater ... Brian Kelly
Steven Bauer ... Al Lucero
Richard Herd ... Ed Lawndale
Le Tuan Le Tuan ... Colonel Trac
Min Luong Min Luong ... Tina Trac
Art Chudabala ... Vinh Kelly
Ed Lauter ... Mr. Kelly
Micole Mercurio ... Mrs. Kelly
Peter Kwong ... Bobby Nguyen
Charles Cyphers ... Harvey McGill
Max Perlich ... Yabbo
Tony Hawk ... Buddy
Tommy Guerrero Tommy Guerrero ... Sam
Christian Jacobs ... Gremic
Joe Gosha Joe Gosha ... Nick Oliver
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Storyline

Brian's adopted brother is killed when he discovers that the shop he works in sends weapons to Vietnam instead of medications. To the police it looks like suicide, but Brian knows better so he skates off to investigate the murder himself. Written by Lars J. Aas <larsa@colargol.edb.tih.no>

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They've broken Brian's world apart. Now it's time to even the score! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

There is an Easter Egg on some DVD releases containing a skateboarding documentary. See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt double for Slater during the intense skating scenes in the house under construction. See more »

Quotes

Brian Kelly: Can I ask you something personal?
Tina Trac: Sure...
Brian Kelly: Where's the bathroom?
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Crazy Credits

Rodney Mullen can be seen doing flatground tricks toward the beginning of the end credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

Initial UK releases were cut for language and bloody imagery to achieve a PG rating from the BBFC:
  • [Reel 2] During scene in orchard, after Vietnamese character has pulled out gun, remove dialogue "don't give me a jerk-off hand job" before he loses his gun and is killed (13 mins).
  • [Reel 3] During scene between man in maroon jersey and boy in blue, after latter has swept objects off table, remove his response "Fuck, no" as he faces away from camera (6 mins).
  • [Reel 6] After boy on skateboard has crashed through window and Vietnamese man has been shot, reduce sight of his lying on ground bleeding and being held by wife (4 mins).
The cuts were waived in 2000, with an upgrade to a 12 rating. See more »

Connections

References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Never Can Say Goodbye
Written by Clifton Davis
Vietnamese Translation by Jean-Pierre Nguyen
Performed by Khanh Ha
Produced and Arranged by Laurence Juber
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User Reviews

 
The best the 80's had to offer
21 July 2001 | by HeadbiscuitSee all my reviews

What a sweet movie. This movie just about wraps up the "rad" pop culture of the 1980's, and puts it into one film. The skateboarding is incredible, and it features Tony Hawk who developed into the #1 skater in the world. While this movie might not be realistic, it made me laugh all the way through. The best scene by far involves Tony Hawk and a Pizza Hut truck. Enjoy this movie and remember the 80's.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Brother's Justice See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$740,780, 15 January 1989

Gross USA:

$2,777,280

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,777,280
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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