MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,989 this week

Johnny Skidmarks (1998)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  23 May 1998 (Japan)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 610 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 7 critic

Johnny Scardino is working for blackmailers, photographing wealthy guys in seedy motels. One such assignment turns the wrong way and blackmailers die one by one. Is Johnny the next on the ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 4426 titles
created 28 Aug 2011
 
a list of 5621 titles
created 20 Oct 2011
 
a list of 666 titles
created 25 Jan 2012
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Johnny Skidmarks" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Johnny Skidmarks (1998)

Johnny Skidmarks (1998) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Johnny Skidmarks.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bongwater (1997)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

David is an aspiring artist and a pot dealer, and he falls in love with constantly smoking pot. Serena gets jealous and goes off to New York with heroin-addicted Tommy, and David wants her ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Sears
Stars: Luke Wilson, Alicia Witt, Amy Locane
Jesus' Son (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.

Director: Alison Maclean
Stars: Billy Crudup, Robert Michael Kelly, Torben Brooks
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A television actor drinks too much and gets blackballed from the industry, and then he decides to break back in by directing his own movie. Eventually, he gets sober, and then falls off the... See full summary »

Director: Andy Dick
Stars: Eddie Alfano, Jamie Anne Allman, Bob Bancroft
Hollow Point (1996)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Livingston is trying to merge the Russians, Chinese and Italian gangsters into one group with huge amounts of money and power. FBI agent Susan and DEA agent Max are trying to stop them.

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Thomas Ian Griffith, Tia Carrere, John Lithgow
The Wrong Man (1993)
Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

US merchant sailor Alex Walker (Kevin Anderson) is stranded in Mexico, penniless and wanted by the police. He meets and joins up with an unlikely couple - aging but likable shit Phillip ... See full summary »

Director: Jim McBride
Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Kevin Anderson, John Lithgow
Paradise Road (1997)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Fact-based recounting of a group of women who are imprisoned on the island of Sumatra by the Japanese during World War II and used music as a relief to their misery.

Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Glenn Close, Frances McDormand, Pauline Collins
Palookaville (1995)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Jerry and his two pals, Russ and Syd, are just looking for some easy money to help them break out of their nowhere lives in their nowhere town. Despite a bungled jewelry store heist which ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Taylor
Stars: William Forsythe, Vincent Gallo, Adam Trese
Chattahoochee (1989)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In 1955 Florida, a Korean vet has a breakdown and is incarcerated in a "maximum security" mental health prison, where patients are abused.

Director: Mick Jackson
Stars: Gary Oldman, Dennis Hopper, Frances McDormand
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A redneck with an uncanny knack for getting arrested becomes the star of his own reality program.

Director: Troy Miller
Stars: David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, Bruce Taylor
Crazy in Love (TV Movie 1992)
Certificate: M Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Three generations of women live on a small island off the coast of Washington state with their men with whom they have no end of problems. While making a documentary of martial violence ... See full summary »

Director: Martha Coolidge
Stars: Holly Hunter, Gena Rowlands, Bill Pullman
Hidden Agenda (1990)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When an American human rights lawyer is assassinated in Belfast, it remains for the man's girlfriend, as well as a tough, no nonsense, police detective to find the truth... which they soon ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Frances McDormand, Brian Cox, Brad Dourif
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Gregory Hines
Stars: Mark Evan Jacobs, Karen Kirkland, Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Johnny Scardino
...
Alice
...
Sergeant Larry Skovik
...
Walter Lippinscott
...
Jerry
...
Woody Warshawski
Charlie Spradling ...
Lorraine
Michael D. Weatherred ...
Ernie Deemo (as Michael Weatherred)
...
Louie
David Doty ...
Brooks Brothers
...
Mike
...
Coroner
William Preston Robertson ...
Earl (as Bill Robertson)
...
Bartender
...
Mrs. Starkey
Edit

Storyline

Johnny Scardino is working for blackmailers, photographing wealthy guys in seedy motels. One such assignment turns the wrong way and blackmailers die one by one. Is Johnny the next on the list? Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A crash course in crime.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for grisly violence, strong language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

23 May 1998 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Dérapage mortel  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Jerry: Welcome to Burger Clown: happy food for happy people!
See more »

Soundtracks

You're So Hard to Understand
Written by Bnois King, Joe Kubek & Ron Levy
Performed by The Smokin' Joe Kubek Band
Courtesy of Rounder Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

low-key but compelling
21 June 2004 | by (Knoxville TN) – See all my reviews

I found Skidmarks absolutely compelling. Peter Gallagher plays a crime-scene photographer with a sideline of blackmailing men who take his prostitute friend to motels. Gallagher, whom I've not much liked in other movies, does a terrific job as the numb, depressed antihero, unaffected by the crime scenes and accident scenes he photographs until his fellow blackmailers start turning up as victims. The movie is full of deadpanned quips and black humor (e.g., the exchange between McDormand and Gallagher when she's trying to pick him up in a hamburger joint. McDormand, cool and tough: "Do you have a name?" Gallagher: "Yeah. Do you?") The film is not flashy enough ever to have made it big, but the plot and characters are utterly original and the acting is uniformly excellent.


12 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Worst Title In The History Of Cinema... Capo_Regime
Discuss Johnny Skidmarks (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?