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Skin Deep (1989)

A womanizing, drunken, allelic 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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Zach Hutton is a womanizing, drunken, allelic 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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'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 »

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

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[Zach is drunk in a bar]
Lonnie Jones: You know what your problem is, Zach?
Zach: Yep.
Lonnie Jones: You drink too much.
Zach: Yep.
Lonnie Jones: You're probably an alcoholic.
Zach: Yep. But that's not my problem. You know what my problem is? I'm an addict.
Lonnie Jones: Drugs?
Zach: Nope. Merry-go-rounds.
Lonnie Jones: You wanna go home with me, Zach?
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Featured in The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) See more »

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Songbird
Written and Performed by Kenny G
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Excellent
19 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

Zach (ritter) has brought a wonderful yet dirty performance as a womanizer who just can't get enough from jumping out of relationships and also funny predicaments just as his house burning down, not knowing how he can get his life back in order which is simply stop drinking with all help by his AGENT, Pychiatrist, and his bartender as they guide him through life. Wirtten by the wonderful Blake Edwards. Unique film with a scene today classic that i can't even describe to you because you probably won't even get to read it it would be deleted immediately. Rent the video or buy it now even the DVD even though no special features buy it any way.

Kevin


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