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Skin (2018)

A destitute young man, raised by racist skinheads and notorious among white supremacists, turns his back on hatred and violence to transform his life, with the help of a black activist and the woman he loves.

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Guy Nattiv

Writer:

Guy Nattiv
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Bell ... Bryon Widner
Danielle Macdonald ... Julie Price
Daniel Henshall ... Slayer
Bill Camp ... Fred 'Hammer' Krager
Louisa Krause ... April
Zoe Margaret Colletti ... Desiree (as Zoe Colletti)
Kylie Rogers ... Sierra
Colbi Gannett ... Iggy
Mike Colter ... Daryle Jenkins
Vera Farmiga ... Shareen
Mary Stuart Masterson ... Agent Jackie Marks
Russell Posner ... Gavin
Jenna Leigh Green ... Rebeca Ramos
Sean Cullen ... Dr. Bruce Shack
Jaime Ray Newman ... Nurse Melissa Frye
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Storyline

Based on the 2012 MSNBC documentary, Bryon Widner was one of the FBI's most sought after white supremacists. Covered in racist tattoos from head to toe that he earned performing hate crimes, he conducts a destructive life and is headed down the path of no return. When he meets Julie and her three young daughters from previous relationships, the responsibilities of fatherhood give him the desire to leave the movement behind. He endures death threats and harassment from his old gang while attempting to turn his life around. With the help of the FBI and SPLC, he undergoes 25 brutal tattoo removal surgeries in exchange for decoding the tattoos covering his body, which culminates in the arrest and conviction of his former gang. Written by Guy Nattiv

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Rated R for disturbing violent content, pervasive language, some sexuality, and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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At one point, the production ran out of money for the elaborate tattooing, 14 on his face, 39 on his body, and Bell was forced to keep the tats on his face for several days. Bell stated that "none of the crew would hang out with me. I was eating alone." See more »

Goofs

In the scene when Byron throws up in the bathroom early in the film, when he first throws up some of the puke hits the mirror, in the next take there is no puke on the mirror, and in the take after that there is puke on the mirror again. See more »

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Daryle Jenkins: Guys like this only have three options: die young, life in prison, or, they start talking.
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Remake of Skin (2018) See more »

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This was a good movie
17 October 2019 | by gabethurauSee all my reviews

Made me want to smoke cigarettes and drink beer. Made me happy I chose to let a few tattoo ideas simmer before going through with them. Made me tear up a couple of times--the courthouse wedding scene was beautiful, guys.

I'm glad I watched it.

It's a bleak story, that's for sure. And it's a poignant reminder that most fringe groups will stick to their ideological beliefs like a security blanket, but that also the occasional member can have a change of heart.


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Release Date:

26 July 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Kingston, New York, USA See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$145,426
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2.39 : 1
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