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Skin and Bone (1996)

Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  25 September 1998 (USA)
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Harry, Billy and Dean are three hustlers at different stages in their careers. All must deal with the realities of their profession. One falls in love with a client, another enters deeper into denial, and another begins to learn the ropes.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
B. Wyatt ...
Harry
Alan Boyce ...
Dean
Nicole Dillenberg ...
Ghislaine
Garret Scullin ...
Billy
Chad Kula ...
Bruno
Susannah Melvoin ...
Lovely Girl
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Frankie (as Clark Heathcliffe Brolly)
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Habadasher
Richard Mitrani ...
Herb, The Photographer
Chris Wetzel ...
Ricky, His Assistant
Michael Nehring ...
Michael, Harry's Manager
Michael Haynes ...
Billy's Killer
Greg Jackson ...
Mr. Donut Audition
Chris Reahm ...
Satanic Youth Star
Andrea Beane ...
Junkie With Pierced Nipples
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Harry, Billy and Dean are three hustlers at different stages in their careers. All must deal with the realities of their profession. One falls in love with a client, another enters deeper into denial, and another begins to learn the ropes.

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Also Known As:

Csont és bőr  »

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Interesting start, but loses steam by the minute.
25 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The plot is far from original and doesn't really make much sense. These hustlers are not teenage boys, they're grown men who in any real life scenario would know better than to let themselves be taken advantage of by a sleazy, soul-less female pimp. Still, there's a certain darkness about this film that makes it bit more watchable than the myriad of others about the gay hustler scene. The director could have taken this story in a thousand different directions, and any of other 999 would have been better than the way this movie ended, if one should even call that an ending. The editing is clumsy, and the acting fails to realistically convey either the desperation or the naiveté of the young hustlers. The main problem I find with this movie is that its denouement is an anticlimax.


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