6.9/10
68
3 user

Second Skin (1998)

Bumbling through the hours at his boring pet store job, gawky, shy Billy only has eyes for the store's most exotic creature, a six-foot snake. That is until the day a mesmerizing customer ... See full summary »

Director:

Amy Talkington

Writers:

Lara Shapiro (screenplay), Lara Shapiro (story) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
2 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aleksa Palladino ... Gwen
Glenn Fitzgerald ... Billy
Gary Zazulka Gary Zazulka ... Nat
Nancy Opel ... Mom
Jeff Ware Jeff Ware ... Sam
James Yaker James Yaker ... Dick
Cheryl Brubaker Cheryl Brubaker ... Sally
Jeremy Fonicello Jeremy Fonicello ... Footballer
Brian Olton Brian Olton ... Footballer
Brad Raider ... Footballer
Michael Sargeant Michael Sargeant ... Footballer
Trisha McNeil Trisha McNeil ... Bus Extra
Bess Frelinghuysen Bess Frelinghuysen ... Bus Extra
Mindy Darby Mindy Darby ... Bus Extra
Justin Alam Justin Alam ... Bus Extra
Edit

Storyline

Bumbling through the hours at his boring pet store job, gawky, shy Billy only has eyes for the store's most exotic creature, a six-foot snake. That is until the day a mesmerizing customer impulsively buys Billy's slithery charge. An unlikely love triangle is formed as the three share a bus ride through suburban hell and survive to enjoy a moment of freedom. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

independent film | See All (1) »

Genres:

Short

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Sundance Channel Library Print)

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Monster
Written & performed by Girdle
Courtesy of Girdle Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A MASTERPIECE OF A GENIUS!
26 October 2001 | by mmauricioSee all my reviews

As a movie goer since my teenage times, I must say this was one of the best short films I have ever seen. While I saw it, it reminded me of many marvelous movies... The last picture show, Long Island Expressway (LIE), Thelma and Louise, My own private Idaho... and many others... Amy Talkington is a very good director. She shows she must do longer movies for our pleasure. The actors were great, Billy and the other youngsters are just X generation guys - just like all of us! And they show how life can be cruel with us every day. A snake is more than just an animal: it is at the same time a picture of our society and a symbol of how we have sometimes to survive in a world full of people... Gary Zazulka (Nat) exhales sensuality and exuberance. I would recommend this movie to anyone who is interested in a good movie and a real true metaphor of our daily lives. By the end of the movie, we realize how true was what Jean Paul Sartre said about our freedom: "men are condemned to their own freedom". Even living out of prisons, we still live in a huge cage - even if we do not see the bars... I loved you, Amy Talkington! And I loved your cast - especially the scene on the bus, and the end... You have to remake this screenplay as a longer story! It was just perfect! Congratulations! Send me an e-mail some day because I would love to get to know you and your cast! LOL


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed