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Skin Deep (1989)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  3 March 1989 (USA)
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A womanizing, drunken, allelic writer, whose life seems to be falling apart at the seams, repeatedly finds himself in trouble of one sort or another with the law, ex-girlfriends, and jealous boyfriends.

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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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Angie
Michael Kidd ...
Dr. Westford
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Bernice
Bryan Genesse ...
Rick
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Greg
Raye Hollitt ...
Lonnie
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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$19,674,852 (USA)
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Trivia

'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

[Lonnie walks into the bedroom with a robe on while Zach waits in bed]
Lonnie Jones: Look at it this way, Zach. I've worked 5 years, 52 weeks a year, five days a week, 3 hours a day, to build this body.
[She takes off the robe and reveals her muscled body in a bikini]
Lonnie Jones: And for one night, this night, it's all yours.
[She starts flexing her muscles]
Lonnie Jones: How do you feel about that?
Zach: Like Mrs. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
[Lonnie laughs]
Lonnie Jones: I love your sense of humor.
Zach: And it loves you.
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Spoofs Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Skin Deep
Written by Debra Holland and Ted Jacobs
Performed by Debra Holland
Produced by Debra Holland, Ted Jacobs and Tom Bocci
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One of the funniest unknown films ever
16 September 2003 | by (Terre Haute, IN) – See all my reviews

Skin Deep is a very funny film that many people have never heard of. One scene in particular, must be one of the most hilarious ever caught on film. While some of the social views have become dated, If the viewer remembers that the film was created in the late 80's, It is quite enjoyable. Upon John Ritter's untimely passing, I got it out and watched it all over again and was still entertained!


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