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Skin Deep (1978)

 -  Drama  -  October 1978 (USA)
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In small-town New Zealand, the gung-ho town council decides that what the town needs to put it on the map is a massage parlour. To this end they bring masseuse, Sandra to town. Her presence... See full summary »

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Cast

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Ken Blackburn ...
Bob Warner
Deryn Cooper ...
Sandra Ray
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Vic Shaw (as Alan Jervis)
Grant Tilly ...
Phil Barrett
William Johnson ...
Mike Campbell (as Bill Johnson)
Arthur Wright ...
Les Simpson
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Policeman
Glenis Levestam ...
Alice Barrett
Heather Lindsay ...
Rita Warner
Christine Lloyd ...
Waitress
Peter Rowell ...
Youth
James McFarlane ...
Boxing Manager (as Jim Macfarlane)
Wendy Macfarlane ...
Motel Manageress
Mike Bajko
Renee Hall
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In small-town New Zealand, the gung-ho town council decides that what the town needs to put it on the map is a massage parlour. To this end they bring masseuse, Sandra to town. Her presence in such a conservative village stirs up emotions not normally expressed in rural New Zealand. Written by Evan Yates

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Fine New Zealand film....
14 October 2005 | by (new zealand) – See all my reviews

This was made back when Holdens and Fords used to line the streets of New Zealand towns. Ken Blackburn - as business and community leader Bob Warner - is the film's major merit ; an insidiously naive opportunist who wheels and deals beneath a cloak of civic respectability. Trouble brews when Sandra (Deryn Cooper) arrives from the big city to take up a health massage job at the men's gym. She's been 'round the block a few times and won't take no nonsense from the local clowns, least of all Bob, who in between working bees and maintaining his Stepford wife, fancies on expanding Sandra's job description. Skin Deep is a blackly comic and insightful drama surrounding the self-serving social inadequacies of a group of men in a small town. Produced when the New Zealand film industry was in it's infancy, Skin Deep remains one of country's most memorable films.


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