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Skin Game (1971)





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Skin Game was historically significant as the 2000th film produced by Warner Bros. studios. The film is a comedy western starring James Garner and Louis Gossett Jr. as a pair of clever Antebellum con men. Garner regularly "sells" the black Gossett into slavery for an exalted price, then "liberates" Gossett so that they can move on to the next sucker. Unfortunately, they outsmart themselves, and before long Gossett seems doomed to a lifetime of forced servitude. They are rescued by pretty pickpocket Susan Clark, who has a few surprises in store for them. Skin Game was supposed to be spun off into a TV series, but the project never got any farther than the 1974 pilot film Sidekicks.

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Edward Asner
as Plunkett
Andrew Duggan
as Calloway
Neva Patterson
as Mrs. Claggart
Parley Baer
as Mr. Claggart
Royal Dano
as John Brown
Louis Gossett Jr
as Jason O'Rourke
Dort Clark
as Pennypacker
Robert Foulk
as Sheriff
Athena Lourde
as Margaret
Tracy Bogart
as Lizabeth
Mary Rings
as Emaline
Don Haggerty
as Speaker
Jason Wingreen
as 2nd Speaker
Athena Lorde
as Margaret
Sam Chew Jr.
as Courtney
Al Checco
as Room Clerk
Jim Boles
as Auction Clerk
Paris Earl
as the Songhai
Edward Lee McClain
as the Songhai
Eugene Smith
as the Songhai
Bill Terrell
as the Songhai
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Critic Reviews for Skin Game

All Critics (1)

The seemingly tasteless pic survives on its genial humor, the likability of the popular lead actors and the director's light touch.

June 27, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Skin Game


Amusing comedy set in the west is helped a great deal by the chemistry of the three leads. Garner is the center that makes the whole thing go and he plays well with both Gossett and Susan Clark. It moves at a nice lively clip and while there are a few serious moments they never get in the way of the overall breeziness of the film.

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