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Skin Deep (1989)

R  |   |  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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Alex
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Jake
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Molly
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Amy
Peter Donat ...
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Curt
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Alex's Mother
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Dr. Westford
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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

[after getting stopped by a cop for speeding]
Traffic Judge: The arresting officer states that you were clocked at 134 miles an hour. Anything to say about that, Mr. Hutton?
Zach: I was in a hurry, Your Honor.
Traffic Judge: Me too. Five hundred dollars or 30 days.
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Referenced in Home and Away: Episode #1.753 (1991) See more »

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Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by The Falla Trio
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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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