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Johnny Skidmarks (1998)

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 »

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Johnny Scardino
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Alice
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Sergeant Larry Skovik
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Walter Lippinscott
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Jerry
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Woody Warshawski
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Lorraine
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Louie
David Doty ...
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Mike
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Earl (as Bill Robertson)
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Bartender
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Mrs. Starkey
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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

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A crash course in crime.


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Rated R for grisly violence, strong language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Frances McDormand, Peter Gallagher and Michael Beach also appeared in Short Cuts (1993). See more »

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Alice: How's the happy burger?
John Scardino: Mildly amusing.
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Written and Performed by Eleni Mandell
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The movie skids into some pretty sizable plot holes ..............
23 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Johnny Skidmarks" is uneven to the extreme. This sometimes black comedy, sometimes thriller, sometimes noir, sometimes violent movie, teeters on the edge of being either entertainment or nonsense. The plot is initially interesting. A police freelance photographer sidelines taking blackmail photographs of unsuspecting clients with a planted hooker. While completely disassociating himself from the victims, Peter Gallagher plays the role of the photographer very low key. Even more low key is his on again off again romance with Francis McDormand. Her role seems like it belongs in a different movie, and adds nothing to the already well stretched plot. In the end the wheels finally come off regarding John Lithgrow's good to bad transformation, and the concluding torture scene turns into one gigantic plot hole. - MERK


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