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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 ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

'Nina Foch', who played John Ritter's mother-in-law in the film, was originally Ritter's acting coach when he was a student at Hollywood High School and he was really nervous when he met up with her again on the set of the movie. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Molly: I'm not going to argue with you anymore, Zach. You're dishonest, and you're too good with words.
Zach: Hey. When have I ever been dishonest with you?
Molly: Oh, come on! You were dishonest with me from the time you decided you wanted to fuck me!
Zach: We were introduced. I said, "How do you do? I want to fuck you." What's dishonest about that?
Molly: Zach, in the six months of living together, we had 100 arguments.
Zach: I only counted 99.
Molly: Okay. Out of those 99 arguments, was there ever a time that you thought I was right?
Zach: Honestly?...
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Soundtracks

Falling Out Of Love
Written and performed by Ivan Neville
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User Reviews

 
Loved it
11 August 2006 | by jblattSee all my reviews

A favorite of mine. John Ritter was amazing in the role. His comedic timing was great. He displayed the most genuine emotions in this film.

Of course the condom scene is an absolute classic. As well as when he is leaving the clinic after the shock therapy performed by his ex.

But my favorite scenes are near the end. When he is with his shrink and talks about wanting to kill himself. The pain and confusion he displays was worthy of an Oscar in my opinion. A brief, but wonderfully powerful scene.

John Ritter was always a favorite of mine. He seemed like the sweetest man you would ever want to meet. From what I have read about him, that was consensus from those who knew and worked with him.

I have always loved movies about redemption. And this is a great one.

I bet John is in Heaven right now, making people smile.


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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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