Quincy Drew and his black friend Jason O'Rourke have pulled off every dodge known for conning a well-heeled sucker, but it wasn't until they hit on the old skin game that they started to clean up. The game is simple. Jason, though born a free man in New Jersey, poses as Quincy's slave as the pair ride through Missouri and Kansas in 1857. Quincy picks a likely mark in each town, sells Jason to him for top money and rides out of town. Then Quincy and Jason get back together on the road to another town, because if Jason can't just run off after dark, Quincy finds a way to spring him loose. Written by
To market, to market, to sell your best friend, then split up the money and do it again.
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Did You Know?
A 90-minute television movie entitled Sidekicks, directed by Burt Kennedy and based on the movie Skin Game, starring Larry Hagman as Quince Drew and Louis Gossett Jr. as Jason O'Rourke, was broadcast in March of 1974.Unlike the feature film, the TV movie was set after the Civil War.The TV movie was intended as a pilot for a proposed series that ultimately was not made. See more
Susan Clark's character explains to Quincy that there is to be a vote whether Kansas will join the Union as a slave state like Missouri or a free state like Nebraska. Nebraska wasn't admitted to the Union until 1867, 6 years after Kansas. See more
Version of Sidekicks