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Johnny Skidmarks (1998)

Crime scene photographer, Johnny Scardino (aka Johnny Skidmarks), is working on the side for a group of blackmailers, photographing wealthy guys in seedy motels with prostitutes. One such ... See full summary »

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John Raffo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Gallagher ... Johnny Scardino
Frances McDormand ... Alice
John Lithgow ... Sergeant Larry Skovik
John Kapelos ... Walter Lippinscott
Jack Black ... Jerry
Geoffrey Lower ... Woody Warshawski
Charlie Spradling ... Lorraine
Michael D. Weatherred Michael D. Weatherred ... Ernie Deemo (as Michael Weatherred)
Lee Arenberg ... Louie
David Doty David Doty ... Brooks Brothers
Michael Beach ... Mike
Bill Lee Brown ... Coroner
William Preston Robertson William Preston Robertson ... Earl (as Bill Robertson)
Rick Hoffman ... Bartender
Pat Crawford Brown ... Mrs. Starkey
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Storyline

Crime scene photographer, Johnny Scardino (aka Johnny Skidmarks), is working on the side for a group of blackmailers, photographing wealthy guys in seedy motels with prostitutes. One such assignment turns the wrong way and the blackmailers he works for start dying one by one in more and more brutal ways. Is Johnny the next on the list? Written by Anonymous

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A crash course in crime.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for grisly violence, strong language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 1998 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Johnny Skidmarks See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Trivia

John Raffo met co-writer William Preston Robertson through Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. See more »

Quotes

Jerry: Johnny... Sorry about the table, man. She came in when I wasn't looking, you know. Otherwise I would have saved it for you. You know, you're a regular, we're friends arghh...
John Scardino: It's OK, Jerry. They'e pretty much all alike anyway.
Jerry: Yeah. Two titsand an ass. Right?
John Scardino: I meant the tables!
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Soundtracks

Hora Bialik
Public Domain
Arranged by Carl Finch
Performed by Brave Combo
Courtesy of Rounder Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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A poor Coen Brothers clone
4 December 1999 | by Captain-13See all my reviews

This film wants to be a black comedy, but doesn't quite pull it off. It's like the director every now and then said "Oh yeah, it's a black comedy. Do something funny now". It just isn't consistent. Watch "Fargo" instead. I think Frances McDormand was trying to reprise her wonderful role in that film and picked this loser. And John Lithgow is capable of so much better. Not bad but very ordinary.


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