Christian Slater is Brian Kelly, an Orange County high schooler whose skateboarding skills have reached a Zen-like state called "gleaming the cube" in skateboard parlance. His adopted Vietnamese brother, Vinh (Art Chudabala), works part-time with a Vietnamese relief organization. One day
Vinh spots a discrepancy in a shipment of medical supplies, and is fired for his trouble. When he tries to investigate, he is caught and killed by the warehouse owner (Richard Herd) and a Vietnamese accomplice. Brian doesn't believe his brother's death is the suicide it's been rigged to appear,
and sets out to discover the truth. The plot of GLEAMING THE CUBE is far from original, ...