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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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There's a fine line between falling in love, and falling on your face. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Changes See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$19,674,852
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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's mistress has caught him in bed with another woman, and is pointing a gun at both of them]
Zach: We both know you're not going to shoot. You couldn't hurt a fly.
Angela 'Angie' Smith: I could if I caught it fucking my hairdresser!
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Referenced in The Big Bang Theory: The Proton Displacement (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Skin Deep
Written by Debra Holland and Ted Jacobs
Performed by Debra Holland
Produced by Debra Holland, Ted Jacobs and Tom Bocci
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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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