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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.

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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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The comedy that glows in the dark. 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

Raye Hollitt (Lonnie) was the muscular warrior, "Zap", in the late-'80s version of "American Gladiators". See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Zach: What would you do if I told you I've been celibate for six months?
Alex: Cross my legs.
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Connections

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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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Highly Underrated
15 January 2004 | by bluemondSee all my reviews

I loved this movie. the story was cheesy, but done well. the psychiatrist was hilarious. stockard channing was hilarious.

there were glowing condoms for goodness sake. but most of all, John Ritter is phenomenal. The sequence after the shock therapy, is the funniest physical comedy scene I have ever seen on film.


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