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Skin Deep (1989)

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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Cast

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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 (as Dee Dee Rescher)
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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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The comedy that glows in the dark. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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$19,674,852 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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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 »

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

Quotes

Zach: You are such a prick!
Leon 'Sparky' Sparks: Most of my friends are pricks.
Zach: Most of your pricks are friends.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Ghost Fever (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Have You Met Miss Jones
Written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
Performed by John Ritter and Vincent Gardenia
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11 August 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

A favorite of mine. John Ritter was amazing in the role. His comedic timing was great. He displayed the most genuine emotions in this film.

Of course the condom scene is an absolute classic. As well as when he is leaving the clinic after the shock therapy performed by his ex.

But my favorite scenes are near the end. When he is with his shrink and talks about wanting to kill himself. The pain and confusion he displays was worthy of an Oscar in my opinion. A brief, but wonderfully powerful scene.

John Ritter was always a favorite of mine. He seemed like the sweetest man you would ever want to meet. From what I have read about him, that was consensus from those who knew and worked with him.

I have always loved movies about redemption. And this is a great one.

I bet John is in Heaven right now, making people smile.


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