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Skin Deep (1989)

 -  Comedy  -  3 March 1989 (USA)
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Zach Hutton is a womanizing, drunken, allelic writer whose life seems to be falling apart at the seams. He's still in love with his ex-wife (whose family can't stand him), writer's block is... See full summary »

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Zach
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Barney
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Alex
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Jake
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Molly
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Amy
Peter Donat ...
Sparky
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Curt
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Alex's Mother
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Michael Kidd ...
Dr. Westford
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Bryan Genesse ...
Rick
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Greg
Raye Hollitt ...
Lonnie
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Zach Hutton is a womanizing, drunken, allelic writer whose life seems to be falling apart at the seams. He's still in love with his ex-wife (whose family can't stand him), writer's block is keeping him from completing his latest novel, and he repeatedly finds himself in trouble of one sort or another with the law, ex-girlfriends, and jealous boyfriends. Written by Humberto Amador

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There's a fine line between falling in love, and falling on your face. See more »

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$19,674,852 (USA)
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'Nina Foch', who played John Ritter's mother-in-law in the film, was originally Ritter's acting coach when he was a student at Hollywood High School and he was really nervous when he met up with her again on the set of the movie. See more »

Goofs

During the latter half of the movie Zach's beard alternates between real and obviously fake. See more »

Quotes

Zachary Hutton: If you think I'm such a failure, why do you keep on representing me?
Leon 'Sparky' Sparks: That's like asking a heroin addict why he keeps shooting up. It's because he keeps hoping for that first-time rush, that cherry high, even though he knows he'll never get it again. He's hooked and he keeps hoping.
Zachary Hutton: Watch out, I may surprise you.
Leon 'Sparky' Sparks: You watch out, I'm beyond surprises.
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Spoofs Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Falling Out Of Love
Written and performed by Ivan Neville
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Highly Underrated
15 January 2004 | by (Berkeley, California) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie. the story was cheesy, but done well. the psychiatrist was hilarious. stockard channing was hilarious.

there were glowing condoms for goodness sake. but most of all, John Ritter is phenomenal. The sequence after the shock therapy, is the funniest physical comedy scene I have ever seen on film.


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