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Second Skin (2000)

A man opens a small-town bookstore in order to escape his connections to a mobster, but is reluctantly drawn back to his dark past by a mysterious woman.

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Darrell Roodt (as Darrell James Roodt)

Writer:

John Lau
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Natasha Henstridge ... Crystal Ball
Angus Macfadyen ... Sam Kane
Liam Waite ... Tommy G
Norman Anstey Norman Anstey ... Hawthorne
Peter Fonda ... Merv Gutman
Ana Alexander ... Sheila (as Anna Katerina)
Andre Jacobs ... Harvey (as André Jacobs)
Pierre Malherbe Pierre Malherbe ... Nick the Noodle
Terry Norton Terry Norton ... Doctor
Paddy Canavan Paddy Canavan ... Hardware Clerk
Anita Berk Anita Berk ... Nurse
Leonard Moss Leonard Moss ... Henchman
Benjamin Ajogri Benjamin Ajogri ... Henchman
Ian Page Ian Page ... Henchman
Lionel Swanson Lionel Swanson ... College Boy
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Storyline

A tough guy named Tommy Gunn, with "kaos" tattooed on his neck, a beautiful blond named Crystal Ball who's struck by a car and can't remember her past, a sadistic scalpel-wielding mobster in Cleveland, a balding schmuck gambling in Las Vegas, a reclusive bookstore owner in a small coastal town who discourages customers, and the hit-and-run driver of the SUV that hits Crystal: what connects them? Sam, the bookstore owner, comes to Crystal's aid after the accident; an affair begins. When she's menaced by Tommy, Sam tries buying him off. As Crystal begins to remember her past, the question arises about Sam's: why is he in hiding? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A beautiful woman. A deadly scheme. A perfect murder.

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Thriller

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Rated R for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | South Africa | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 2001 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Matadora de Aluguel See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa See more »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Bad Ending
21 August 2001 | by zoltar55See all my reviews

This movie is very good except for the ending.It is suppose to be a surprise to me it was a let down and a big one at that.The story is well construct you come to care for the two main characters and then wham the ending.I own a few of those movies with that ending but this one it does not work at all.Sam and Crystal goes through so much together to end this way is stupid.I can't explain without revealing this bad ending so see the movie it is good only the last 4 minutes are stupid.The acting is very good except one character you see only three times,what is she in this movie I don't know.That's why the ending is so bad.But see it it is worth the price of the renting.I give it a 7 out of ten,I was so mad when I saw the ending that I give it a 7 but on the whole movie beside my reservation on the ending it is worth a 9 out of ten.


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