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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Zach
... Barney
... Alex
... Jake
... Molly
... Amy
... Sparky
... Curt
... Alex's Mother
... Angie
... Dr. Westford
... Bernice (as Dee Dee Rescher)
... Rick
... Greg
Raye Hollitt ... Lonnie
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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

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3 March 1989 (USA)  »

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$19,674,852
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2.35 : 1
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Raye Hollitt (Lonnie) was the muscular warrior, "Zap", in the late-'80s version of "American Gladiators". See more »

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

Quotes

Zach: I figured it out, Barney. You can't cure a problem until you know what's causing the problem. But before you can see what's causing the problem, you first have to remove the problem.
Barney: You've gotta give up the vices to get to the virtues. I could've told you that.
Zach: Yeah? Why didn't you?
Barney: You want it to take, you got to figure it out for yourself.
Zach: Okay, wise guy, what's my problem?
Barney: You're scared like the rest of us. You drink too much, you chase girls much too much, and you don't use your God-given ...
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References The Red Shoes (1948) See more »

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Falling Out Of Love
Written and performed by Ivan Neville
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Good film for John Ritter fans
5 April 2003 | by See 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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