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Skin Deep (1989)

A womanizing alcoholic 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.

Director:

Blake Edwards

Writer:

Blake Edwards
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Ritter ... Zach
Vincent Gardenia ... Barney
Alyson Reed ... Alex
Joel Brooks ... Jake
Julianne Phillips ... Molly
Chelsea Field ... Amy
Peter Donat ... Sparky
Don Gordon ... Curt
Nina Foch ... Alex's Mother
Denise Crosby ... Angie
Michael Kidd ... Dr. Westford
DeeDee Rescher ... Bernice (as Dee Dee Rescher)
Bryan Genesse ... Rick
Bo Foxworth ... Greg
Raye Hollitt Raye Hollitt ... Lonnie
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Storyline

Zach Hutton is a womanizing, drunken 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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1989 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,460,262, 5 March 1989

Gross USA:

$19,674,852

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,674,852
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The screenplay was originally adapted with Dudley Moore in mind. However, Moore felt the part was too similar to "10" and the recently completed "Arthur 2 On The Rocks." Moore declined the role which led to a rift between he and Director Blake Edwards. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Zach: I've never felt this way before. I'm seriously unhappy. This is just not the bush-league blues. We're talking major-league depression here. I can't sleep. I take pills. But they only last a couple of hours and then I'm up at 4:00 in the morning pacing the fucking house or walking on the cold fucking beach. I'm so miserable, I wanna fucking shoot myself. But, I can't because I'm afraid to die. How's that for fucked-up?
[Zach hits the wall and starts sobbing]
Zach: So what's the answer? Oh, I forgot. ...
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Cum to Live (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Dreamin'
Performed by Vanessa Williams
Written by Michael Forte (uncredited), Lisa Montgomery (as L. Montegomary) and Geneva Paschal (as G. Paschal)
Produced and Arranged by Donald Robinson
Executive Producer Ed Eckstine
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Good film for John Ritter fans
5 April 2003 | by jimbo429See all my reviews

I rented this video about a year ago & enjoyed this very much. John Ritter plays the character Zack with his trademark physical comedy in full form. Two scenes stand out for me. One is the drop-dead hilarious bit after the therapy session when he goes spastic; and yes, the other is the overrated (but still good) glow-in-the-dark condom fight scene. This is one of Blake Edwards' better films (certainly miles better than "10"). A good film for fans of John Ritter also, especially if all one knows of his acting is the sitcom "Three's Company".


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